Welcome blog hoppers and friends! This is my first bloghop and I am so excited! If you are following the Art of Wild Abandonment Bloghop, you have probably came here from Kim Gigot Stanford’s Blog at http://www.lularoo.blogspot.com/.

 I’ve taken an online class with some very talented ladies called The Art of Wild Abandonment by Christy Tomlinson and Junelle Jacobsen. Junelle blogs over at Yes and Amen and she takes the sweetest pictures of lambs that I’ve ever seen. Junelle is our teacher for this art class, and I promise a click over to her blog will just bless you. Her art journals are nothing short of amazing.

This class is the art journaling class I’ve been looking for. I have loved every lesson and learned so much along the way. Here are some art pieces I have created while taking this class.




One of the biggest gems that I’ve walked away from the class with is to sketch, sketch, sketch. I have gone crazy sketching and it’s been a place where everything doesn’t have to be perfect so my creativity can just flow. I have loved this new habit and it has helped me come up with some fresh ideas that I cannot wait to journal about soon. Here’s a peek into some of my sketches.




Don’t forget to follow the bloghop onto Donna Peter’s Blog at http://orangalicious1.blogspot.ca/.

If you are new here and want to start at the beginning, the fun starts at www.clairesmillie.wordpress.com or you can find a list at the end of this post.

I cannot wait to make my way through everyone’s blog to see all of the creativity! What a fun adventure this has been!

Claire Smillie http://clairesmillie.wordpress.com/
Angie Ibbott Blom http://angieblomdesigns.blogspot.ca/
Tracy Cedara Dunn www.thrutheatticdoor.com
Kay Boespflug http://www.nordljusfollowyourstar.blogspot.com
Marsa Fisher http://www.gcstampingirl.blogspot.com/
MotherDanaSt John http://www.stjohnstudios.wordpress.com/
Janice Richie www.janrichie.com
Torri-Curtus Burtenshaw http://www.grumpydogsworld.blogspot.com/
Susan Thomas http://www.mywritings-ariel.blogspot.com/
Cheri Andrews www.cheriandrews.blogspot.com
Jenna Alexander http://www.prairiemountainlife.blogspot.ca/
Christine Piazza http://www.cmcscrap.blogspot.com/
Chrissy DiMaria Farnan www.myhootdesigns.com
Maria Levine http://www.riacreations.blogspot.com/
Stephanie Schutze http://www.scrapmanufaktur.blogspot.com/
Jan Chau http://noodlita.tumblr.com/
Becky Voth http://www.scrapateenygirls.blogspot.com/
Valerie Herbert www.valsartstudio.blogspot.com
Valerie Weller www.twig2neststudio.blogspot.com
Gina Lee Kim http://ginaleekim.blogspot.com/
Kimberly Sturrup Roberts www.bahamadawn.blogspot.com
Rebekah Farr www.bekahjan.com
Michelle Daigle http://www.thepaperdog.blogspot.com/
Joanne Freeman http://sjjtst.blogspot.com.au/
Vicki Robinson www.greeneyedladydesigns.com
Carin Cullen http://createdwithlove.typepad.com/lifeasweknowit
Judy Hardwick www.bepresentbereal.blogspot.com
Jeanie Dickinson http://jeaniesdesigns.blogspot.com/
Kim Gigot Stanford http://www.lularoo.blogspot.com/
Kelly Webb www.mypunksmom.com
Donna Peter http://orangalicious1.blogspot.ca/
Michelle Little Smith www.gingodesigns.blogspot.com
Karen Maldonado www.reallifeinpictures.blogspot.com
Stephanie Ward Frisby www.lilnefie.blogspot.com
Sheryl Callan Meilahn http://sherrae-paperpatterns.blogspot.com/
Ulrika Blomfelt www.lillblommanskapar.blogspot.com
Olga Valls Bassa http://muasdcolorines.blogspot.com.es/
Deborah Suriano Mahnken http://fishbowl.typepad.com/
Ingrid Opgenhoff http://ingridsart65.blogspot.de/
Esperanza Beltran http://esperanzabeltran.blogspot.com/
Becky Lesher Grundei http://beckythoughtsncomments.blogspot.com/
Marilyn Johnson www.marilynjohnson.blogspot.com
Becky Handforth www.becky.handforth.blogspot.com
Dolores Raml http://craftydscreations.wordpress.com/
Ashley Summerlin Murphy http://ashleysartcloset.blogspot.com/
Goog Guarino http://journeyofamermaid.blogspot.com/
Becky Thomas Lane http://hillcountryliving.blogspot.com/
Sherry L Coogan http://myfavoritethings-slc.blogspot.com/
Meagan Boone http://myjoyfulartstudio.blogspot.com/
Fran Pascazio http://kindredspiritspartdeux.blogspot.com/
Paty Shaulis http://flyinthecoffeart.blogspot.com/
Julia Monroe www.allsparkledup.com
Janet Terrien Bracewell http://janetb-designs.blogspot.com/p/art-and-journals.html
Jodiann Cates http://jodianncates.com/
Ann-Margaret Arnold http://www.annmargaretsvisions.com/
Linda Barutha http://livelaughloveretreats.com
Margaret Stewart http://piecesofmyheart-ladyquiltsalot.blogspot.ca/
Kelly Hoernig http://www.artfuldandelion.blogspot.com
Camilla Olsson www.bitznpicez.wordpress.com
Helena Påhlsson http://helenaspysselplace.blogspot.se/
Laurie May www.lauriescharmingdesigns.blogspot.com
Jacqueline Kriesels www.jacquelinekriesels.blogspot.com
Cynthia Julian http://cjulian01.wordpress.com/

  1. Claire says:

    Kelly, just wonderful work 🙂 I thought I recognised your name from the list and now I am here at your blog, I am sure you were in the same Karen Russell online class as me! Therefore I particulary like your journal page with the camera 😉 Your sketches have a real artsy feel to them and I adore them. Thankyou so much for joining in.

    Claire Smillie

  2. Becky T. Lane says:

    I’ve always been afraid of drawing or sketching — especially in public — but now I’ve joined the Brave Girls club. I have my big sketch book that I started for this class, plus a smaller one that I keep in my purse, cuz you just never know, right?

  3. Torri Burtenshaw says:

    You are so good!! Loved your sketches, and can I say your joy block just talks to me! Your camera and brushes just say Junelle all over the place. Love your blog!!!!

  4. donnacotterman says:

    Your sketches are GREAT! Love your camera and scrapbook pages. So many layers and wonderful lay out. ♥

    • donnacotterman says:

      Your sketches are GREAT! Love your camera and scrapbook pages. So many layers and wonderful lay out. ♥

  5. Cheri says:

    All your projects are great and I really love your sketches – I can’t even choose a favorite! But the owls crack me up – so cute!

  6. juliamonroe says:

    I love EVerything about your art! Wow! Cameras, paint brushes, aprons, boots, you’re art has it all. And you’ve made everything so beautiful and vibrant and embellished with white like sparkles. 🙂 Makes me happy! 😀 Thank you for sharing.

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