How monthly highlights can help you see your life in a new light

I have been making monthly highlights pages for nearly a year and a half now and absolutely love them. I really enjoy taking some time out each month to reflect on the goodness of the month just gone. They started as an extension to the gratitude journal I began in 2012. I LOVED that journal, but it was kind […]

Monthly highlights art journal page (step by step)

Hi lovelies, I’ve decided to put the link party on hold for a while due to lack of interest, but I have made a step by step tutorial for you of my art journal page instead. I decided to mix things up with my journal page too, while still keeping it simple. April was a month of […]

Monthly highlights link party: March

Hi and welcome to the monthly highlights link party for March! The monthly highlights link party gives us a chance to reflect on, savour, and celebrate the goodness in our lives, one month at a time. Due to popular demand, I’m changing it up a little this month- you can now enter a blog post with […]

monthly highlights: February (link party)

Welcome to the monthly highlights link party for February! Please link up your art journal pages celebrating February below. I hope it was a great month for you. If you are new to art journalling and would like to give this a go, I posted how to make an art journal page using things you […]

Monthly highlights: January {link up}

Hi lovely, I’m starting a monthly highlights art journal link party today, giving us a chance to reflect on and celebrate the goodness in our lives, so please stick around to the end of the post for more details on how to link up. If you’re new to art journalling, there’s also a tutorial on how […]

how to make an art journal page using things you already own

If you’ve never made an art journal page before, it probably seems pretty daunting. You may even think you need lots of fancy art materials. Believe me, you don’t! I made this months highlights page using things I already own, office supplies that that I found lying around the house- a notepad, highlighters, glue stick […]

December highlights (and a link party announcement)

“Here”, she said, “I’ll help you”. Aoife took the stocking from Kirby and kneeled down beside him so he could reach into it and grab whatever was there. He gave her a big smile. The night before I had watched as they excitedly put out the plate for Santa- a mince pie and a glass […]

October highlights art journal and video

Walking to school the first morning back after the half term holidays, Aoife asked “Mummy, what should I write if Mrs C asks us to write about our holidays? We didn’t go anywhere.” “Just write the truth, hun. We stayed home all week because we were potty training Kirby, but we did lots of arting […]

6 ways to begin artful memory-keeping

  I love artful memory-keeping for a number of reasons. For me, it’s a wonderful way of combining my passions for drawing and painting with my passion for memory-keeping. I have also noticed that the more I incorporate memory-keeping into my life, the more grateful I am. I know some of you would like to […]

September highlights art journal page

September was a lovely month, if very quiet on the photo front. Our good friends returned home after travelling for 3 months, so we had lots to catch up on. Aoife started year two with a new group of friends, but settled quickly. And life slowly returned to normal after a wonderful summer. *** The […]