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Roadside in Guadalupe

Returning from a recent visit to the Central California coast area, I drove south on Highway 1 from Pismo Beach and through the quaint town of Guadalupe. While less than ten miles of farmland separates it from the busy 101 Freeway, Guadalupe feels a world away. There were several art installations I noticed as I […]

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Modern Art Christmas Tree

Airplane smoke trails shaped into what I thought looked like a modern art Christmas Tree. This beautiful view was looking from Laguna Beach out over the Pacific Ocean. ~SueBee

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Vintage in Sepia Junk Journal

I’m sharing pictures of my newest 9″ x 6″ journal, called Vintage in Sepia. It’s built on a cardboard base covered in fabrics, both in and out. The two signatures (sets of pages) are hand stitched to a cardboard strip that I then glued and stitched through to the outside spine. There are 80 pages […]

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Urban Grunge Journal

I just finished an Urban Grunge themed journal, one of my favorite styles to make. I do a lot of street photography and was able to use lots of the photos in this book. I also enjoy the creative freedom of the grunge look… I tried so many new ideas and was satisfied when they […]

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The Little Pumpkin Handmade Journal

My newest journal, named The Little Pumpkin, features a Thanksgiving / Autumn theme and is now on my YouTube channel and for sale in my Etsy shop. The links are below. The journal features a flexible, soft cover made from an upcycled placemat. The inside cover of the journal is a leaf print fabric. The […]

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Seas The Day Junk Journal

I made a beach journal while taking a break from holiday crafting because anything beach always makes me smile. Not that holiday doesn’t make me smile, it does, but my beach smile is a different one and I was missing it! ~SueBee Information: Seaside themed Junk Journal with a vintage flair, featuring a flexible, soft […]

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Gathering Together Handmade Journal

My newest journal seemed to call out for the name Gathering Together… from the picture on the front cover to the season of the year, this journal brings to mind warmth, family, friendship. ~SueBee A tour and flip-through of the journal is here: YouTube Gathering Together is available for sale here: Etsy Journal Information: Unique, vintage-style […]

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Vintage Autumn Junk Journal

My favorite season has been the focus of lots of journal making here lately. The newest is vintage inspired, featuring lots of old-time lace and ephemera. It has a flexible, soft cover of gorgeous upholstery fabric layered over stiffener. The journal measures 9″ x 6″, and has two signatures with a total of 72 pages […]

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Country Autumn Junk Journal

I’m getting a jump on autumn with my newest Junk Journal, a Country Autumn themed one. Autumn is my favorite season after all, so I’ll extend the season as much as I can! The Country Autumn Junk Journal features an adorable bear adorned in colorful fall leaves affixed to a gorgeous burnt orange upholstery fabric […]

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Beach Junk Journal

It’s been so hot this week here in Southern California, and the forecast seems to follow suit. Therefore, the new beach themed journal I completed is just what the weather doctor ordered! Cool colors, scenes of the sea… yeah, that helps! The hard-cover, fabric-covered journal has two signatures stitched into a 1.5″ spine, and 88 […]

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Ocean-themed Tags

While suffering through a heat-wave here in Southern California, I decided to make some tags for future journals by using cool colors and an ocean theme. A winning combination! ~SueBee

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Twisted

For this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge for the word Twisted, I’m repeating a post I uploaded May 24, 2014. I feel the photo is so suitable, and I’m short on time, so, there we go! I took the photo at a gallery within the Los Angeles Brewery during their ArtWalk. Sadly, I don’t recall the […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Transformation

Rocks on the beach make a transformation into art at my hands. Photos of a few of the many dozen I’ve painted are submitted as entry into this week’s Photo Challenge: Transformation. I first took up this hobby about 2 1/2 years ago, during my mini-vacation to Cambria, on California’s central coast. Rocks were in […]

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Mr penguin, thar’s gold in them thar hills

This large metal sculpture was a very bizarre scene to stumble across in Death Valley’s ghost town of Rhyolite. Therefore, a good choice for my occasional Daily Foto Fix category. ~SueBee

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The Truth Shall Set You Free

Today’s Foto Fix was taken in downtown Los Angeles. ~SueBee

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Zen Art

Today’s Foto Fix was taken while walking along San Francisco Bay in the quaint town of Sausalito. The artist was performing a balancing act! Certainly reminded me of all the small, flat rocks I collected on the beach at Cambria, and have balancing in stacks of threes at my home. ~SueBee

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Victory

WordPress’s weekly photo challenge is Victory, and I’ve interpreted the challenge in a personal way. I finally created sets of Photo Note Cards and Framed Photos for sale, and that’s a Victory for me! As I mentioned some weeks back, my oldest daughter, Angelika, and I started a side business a few months back called […]

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Temecula’s Horses

Horses spotted alongside a back road in Temecula, one of Southern California’s wine regions. ~SueBee

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Change

For this week’s Photo Challenge theme of Change, I chose to feature changes I’ve been making to the rocks I collected during my early July vacation in Cambria. While there, I started painting the rocks, and have since found it to be a most therapeutic and relaxing hobby! My family has been dealing with an […]

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Time to Mow the Lawn

Today’s Foto Fix reminder for some of us this weekend… it’s time to mow the lawn! Photo taken along the promenade, cliff side above the sea, at Corona Del Mar. ~SueBee

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