Been a bit absent lately!

I am so sorry for being absent from my blog for so long.  I have been kind of depressed and have had difficulty getting back into the swing of things. Life is quite busy at my age and i have difficulty focusing on too many things at once. Life is different when you have grandkids and elderly parents and your hopes and dreams shift and change with each new age.



Overwhelm is a common theme for me as i’m sure it is for so many of you. With social media, blogging, and real life it’s difficult to find time for everything!  I have also taken up the Ukulele as some of you know.  One thing i have been keeping up is Suzi Blu’s Paint and Chronicles which is like a daily planner/gratitude journal/art journal all rolled into one. I know that there are many planner classes out there but this one seems to suit me just fine.

The above image was created yesterday at our Art Journal Jam.  It reminded me of back in the day when i was about 20 years old and i had taken up Fashion Illustration.  I really enjoyed it. During my teens I spent many happy hours drawing and coming up with different fashion designs.



Here are a couple of pages from my planner – the prompt was “Shine”.  I like the fact that it doesn’t have to be perfect at all.





Queen of the Bees……….she sprung up while i was waiting for Mr. G at his work. I started drawing a face inspired from a woman’s face in a magazine. She morphed into the Queen of the Bees 🙂


Here’s a small piece of a heartfelt page – i was pouring my heart out – but first i drew my mood in the middle.

Well that’s it for today – Wednesday – hope you are all doing well. For those of you on the East Coast of Canada and the States – stay safe and Warm!

Love, Violette xo

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5 Comments on Been a bit absent lately!

  1. tricia
    January 28, 2015 at 12:49 pm (5 years ago)

    I’m sorry you’ve been blue, but I’m so happy to see your awesome art! Just remember how inspiring you are to others, your art cheers people up. I remember that you and Suzi Blu video’s were the first I stumbled across years ago! I’ve been watching those again, and the magic is still there. Some days I can’t get out of bed, but I have great videos to keep me company.
    thank you ♥

  2. judie
    January 30, 2015 at 1:17 pm (5 years ago)

    Hi Treehugger. I havent visited in awhile but I never forget about you and I always leave uplifted when I come here. Love the colors in your journal pages. Well, at least Mr. G walked with you, even tho he initially grumped. Mine grumps when I ask him to walk on the beach, and then…..he wont! LOL oh well. Be happy, Mz. V. Luvya

    • admin
      February 16, 2015 at 11:16 am (5 years ago)

      Hi Judie – so nice to hear from you my friend. Yes – Mr. G usually is grumpy when i ask him to walk with me….he usually goes if i insist. Sorry your guy won’t go with you – his loss for sure. Thanks for dropping by – love ya too! xo

  3. JKW
    February 15, 2015 at 12:33 pm (5 years ago)

    Hi (I found you from giggles recommending your art). I am amazed and enthralled by it. I, too, when a teen would draw clothes and 6 months later they were in the downtown window. Thought I had a knack, but sometimes life gets in the way. . . most of the time. Blessings, Janet PaintPartyFriday and Documented Life Journal.

    • admin
      February 16, 2015 at 11:15 am (5 years ago)

      Hi there Janet……….thanks so much for dropping by. Any friend of Giggles is a friend of mine :). Fun that we had the same interests as a teen eh? How are you enjoying Documented Life Journal?
      Love violette


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