Saturday, December 24, 2011

This Week's Blog Post

Fun Necklace
Last week I mentioned wanting to make a necklace from those fun star charms for my niece.

This is so cool. I used 2 different gunmetal beads which give it an edgy look!

I have been wanting to journal for a while now and have finally decided to start! My Etsy search brought me to the shop of Steven James Keathley. He sells his original artwork on the journals. This is my journal! I love nature paintings with a touch of whimsy.

This beautiful tag was also included.

I am not too sure what the content of my journal will be yet but I presume that once I get started it will take on a life of its own. It will likely contain ideas and goals for my personal and professional lives.

Besides the other nature themed artwork he sketches animals like this one:

Steve has pet themes like this one that can be personalized.

Inspirational journals. I love this one!

He also has large original acrylic on canvas paintings available for sale. Orange always grabs my attention so I love this one!

Stop by Steve's shop next time you are in the market for a journal!

I wish everyone who celebrates a joyous Christmas Eve and Christmas Day!

I am looking forward to Christmas Eve with a group of friends this year. I have always been with family this night but it will be fun to mix it up this year!!! It is always great fun to hang with friends and simply laugh about whatever! ~Val


  1. What beautiful artwork!
    Hope you have a wonderful holiday.

  2. Val, Steve does wonderful work I will check out his shop. Have fun with your friends tonight.
    Merry Christmas and all the best for 2012,

  3. Hope you have a great night with your friends.
    Wishing you a Merry Christmas and best wishes for the New Year .. Shell

  4. Wow, Val, thanks for the great blog post!!!

    Merry Christmas to you, and your family, and your blog readers!

    Steve =)

  5. gunmetal is very cool -- that is a rockin' necklace! a blessed Christmas and new year to you and yours :)

  6. Hi Val, I love your new creation, the gunmetal beads can be so unique, good job!! I love the horse journal, maybe for my husband for Valentines.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog too!
    Have a great week!

  7. I LOVE your star necklace. Those charms are so playful. Nice work!

  8. Wonderful necklace Val, and your journal is just beautiful!

  9. lovely necklace and lucky you for owning that journal!
    Hope you had/are having some good holidays :)

  10. I love the stars on the necklace. I wish you a Blessed New Year. Thank you for following my blog!

  11. This is so beautiful!
    And writing a journal is amazing, I'm sure you'll love it. You found a perfect one!


  12. Steve has wonderful artwork, thanks for sharing his shop. I hope your new journal is very inspirational.

    I hope you have a Happy New Year with your friends!!

    Everyday Inspired

  13. Hi Val!

    what a pretty necklace! The stars make it extra special!
    I like the pet-themed journal :)

    Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog. Hope you and your family enjoyed Christmas. Looking forward to interacting with you in 2012!

  14. Cute necklace! And by the way - I LOVE your new hairstyle - very sophisticated. Have a wonderful new year!

  15. Great necklace! Gunmetal is such a great color to bead with. I love using the small ones as accent through my pieces!

  16. Thanks for stopping by. Really like your blog. I am following you also now.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

  17. Dear Val!!! I wish you the best begining for the New Year 2012! Hugs and kisses from Barcelona! :-)

  18. I hope you had a very Merry Christmas!
    Your necklace is great and I love the stars with the gunmetal beads!
    Those journals are great and I love the different covers he offers!

  19. The best to you in this New Year Miss Val! Hugs!!

  20. You are a very beautiful artist!!! I love what you created. .

    Every little piece of your art is wonderfully unique.

    I wish you a happy New Year filled with beauty, happiness and a lot of creative moments.

    Hugs and nice wishes from Kaya.

  21. Love your necklace. Thanks for sharing the info about the art journals. They are beautiful.

  22. The necklaces looks great! I love the journals!

  23. That journal is so beautiful! I need one for myself :)

    xx Ivana

    Stop by sometimes :)
    Macarons and Pearls


Thank you for stopping by! I love reading visitor comments! ~Val