oh the places we’ll go

"oh the places we'll go" mixed media

girl on bike art journal page

kids in cart mixed media

I’ve been racking my brain for the last couple of days trying to think of a nice story to go with this art journal page. I have plenty of undefined ideas to choose from,ย  but my head has been foggy lately and what I really want to scream say is this…


I want spring.

I want outdoor play.

I want picnics and laughter and spontaneous meet ups with friends.

I want clear blue skies, tweeting birds and cool glasses of wine on the deck outside my studio.

Yep, that’s what I want.


This page was inspired by a lesson by Tam for Lifebook 2013. It was made using several layers of water soluble crayons, gesso and oil pastels on a stamped gessod background. Photos were added to make it more personal.


  1. What fun! I love this…and your purple hair is fantastic!
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  2. Absolutely gorgeous Carin… love everything about this page… the yummy texture… the bike and cart… and the happy photos… what a beautiful page… and yes love Spring… my fave season for sure….

    Jenny โ™ฅ
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  3. Wow, this really is incredible! I want that too. And I’m so glad you went with purple hair, even though I voted for pink. Pink might have made you look like a Doodlebop. http://www.doodlebops.com
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  4. I want what you want, Carin! Especially the tweeting birds. Love your art – that basket would be filled with books. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  5. Hooray to that! Hopefully your jolly, bright, cheerful picture will help usher in the Spring we all so desperately need!
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  6. OH I love the pice. A very dear find of mine also does art journaling, she blog at chelseaartdesigns.blogspot.com. I wish I had this type of talent :0) I found you via BritMums expat group and I’m now a follower. I look foward to your posts. Happy Easter!

  7. I love this. It’s so sweet! I’m kind of regretting not doing her class. I really wanted to but just wasn’t sure I’d have the time but I’ve seen so many wonderful things and it would have been fun!

  8. Lovely colors – and I agree; snow be GONE! ๐Ÿ™‚
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  9. It’s Perfect!!! LOVE the colors (you went with purple ๐Ÿ™‚ and LOVE the sentiments. Bring on Spring . . . xoxo
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  10. Ooh, speaking of yummy texture… very nice!! And I love your purple hair! Such a great piece.
    Thanks for the warm welcome back, Carin! I’m glad to be back. I hope you get some warm weather soon.

  11. Thank you friend! And I know what you mean, I could not wait to art again once Kendra got back to school. Can’t wait to see what you come up with, xoxo
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  12. I’m so with you on this! I had to escape to California to get some spring sun. Hopefully spring is just around the corner…

  13. This is so cute and I SO know what you’re screaming, I mean, “saying.” ๐Ÿ™‚ The weather here has been such a tease lately! Come on, spring!

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