Travel Journal Guilt . . .

Just the other day, I was talking to a dear friend (Hi, Ann!) about the fact that she has boxes of “stuff” from our last couple of journaling adventures and she feels frustrated that she hasn’t gotten those books all done. I bet you know that feeling. I sure do. At our Santa Fe Retreats,

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Pretty In Pink

I know you all enjoy garden photos, so I thought I would share a few. I was very sad this year because one day my Peony bush (the dark pink one) was full of buds - a couple dozen or more. The next morning, there were four, and I sprinkled a cool thing called “Critter Ridder”

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Sorta-Like Flowers . . .

I decided I don’t like my new website design, so I am changing it again – all in the name of simplifying. There was not enough white space and I love white space. So back to square one – what IS my website about now days anyhow? It has to be about Sheer Heaven, of course,

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Prints Charming . . .

“Santa Fe Studio with Picture Window” © 2014 Jessica Wesolek I didn’t quite meet my challenge to create six paintings this week. I only made it to four so far, but so many good things have come of the effort, that I’m not even disappointed about it. I have gotten my garden room cleaned up

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Someday, My Prints Will Come

“Casita with Blue Window” ©2014, Jessica Wesolek Do you know how it is when seventy hundred people have told you for 10+ years to do something, and then one day, you finally do it? Weird. That’s how it is. I have never actually offered my art for sale online – despite 10+ years of cajoling. Well,

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Wonderful Watercolor

Everybody loves watercolor. Now, before you start thinking that you don’t because of how difficult it is, and what a mess you can make if you don’t know what you are doing, here’s more what I am thinking. Everybody at least loves to look at watercolor. There is something so wonderful about all those brilliant

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I Want to Make You Jealous . . .

Because I want you to feel this happy. This was in my lap as I sat on my swing last evening. I am doing new illustrations for my Cre8it Home page (again!) If I looked down to my right . . . My girl Sky, who is feeling great again after hurting her back last

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Art Journal, Sheer Heaven Transfer, Inktense, and Toilet Paper!

In all of my art journal workshops and retreats, I stress the idea that you don’t have to finish any page before moving on and starting another one. Same with finishing one book before starting another. I currently have SIX volumes in action. I like it that way. I find this permission valuable because you

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A Dagwood Sandwich . . .

One of the best things to come from conversations with my friends Betsy and Valerie in Colorado was this analogy… My life is a Dagwood Sandwich. It has all these wonderful things in it that all look so tasty (well most of them – I don’t know what that purple thing is!). But I can’t

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The Dogs Ate My Homework . . .

This is a mugshot of culprit #1 . . . He is a hundred pound Husky-Malamute, usually wearing black and white and a big smile. That is NOT a halo over his head. He goes (not comes) by the name, Chevy. His accomplice, the famous Teddy of flower-sniffing fame, is a full breed Husky with big blue

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