Tuesday, January 5, 2016


Collage: scrapbook paper, labels, vintage music library
index card

A new year brings a lot of

After the hustle and bustle of the
 holidays, when the house guests
 have gone home, and things get back
 to normal, (or what passes for normal at our
 house) there can be a bit of sadness. 
 Looking back at enjoyable moments 
from 2015, and the possibilities of 2016
 helps me keep a positive perspective.

There are new journals to be filled,
different techniques to be tried,
and new art to be made!

Some art friends talked me into
trying gelli plate printing.  The 
backgrounds did come out lovely!
 Not sure I will run out and buy one,
 but the gelli print made a colorful
 background for this tag.

I've had a lot of Peppermint herbal tea
this week, as I am nursing a cold.  But 
hopefully am on the mend.  I do enjoy
a hot beverage on a cold day! The cold
weather has finally arrived in Ohio - we
had an unseasonably warm December!

Linking up with the T Tuesday
gang over at the Altered Book Lover,
and planning on more peppermint tea...
just as soon as I finish my coffee!


  1. Your work is always beautiful, I wish you fun and fulfillment in your crafting and a happy 2016. Keep drinkig that peppermeint too to get rid of the cold. Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

  2. Oh Dianne, I LOVE your beautiful possibilities post and new year's page. The music library index card blew me away. I love it.

    Wow, new journals, new techniques, and gelli printing seems to have you starting out on the right foot. I can attest to the fact that I waited over 3 years to get a gelli. When I got it, I used it once and hated it. Still don't like it. Glad you did, though. I hope to show better alternatives to the gelli soon.

    WOW, what a great calendar page you have created. I'm in total AWE!!!!

    Sorry that you are nursing a cold. Your peppermint herbal tea sounds wonderful, though. Thanks for sharing your tea (but not your cold) and your art with us for T this Tuesday, dear friend.

  3. So sorry to hear your starting the new year with a cold, but those warm beverages do help!
    I adore your new calendar page and all the positive sayings on all your art work.
    I don't own a Gelli plate either. I did attempt a home made one and wasn't very excited about printing with it. I'd rather just slosh some paint and spritz n spray some inks for a background.
    Thanks for the T-day visit and the comment.

  4. really beautiful art projects Dianne! Looking forward to seeing your new and brave endeavors. Feel better soon. I like a minty tea when I have a cold too:) Happy new year and a happy T day too.
    PS-thanks so much for the lovely comment on my blog today.

  5. Hope you feel better soon! I'm on the fence about peppermint tea, but I bet it is soothing if you have a cold or stomach ailment. I'm putting away the decorations today in between cups of tea. Can't wait to get back to crafting and I am with you--new crafts & techniques here we come!

  6. Hope you are feeling tiptop very soon Dianne.
    Lovely to see so much creativity from you already this new year.
    Marking another year's passing always makes me feel conflicted and a bit sad.
    It is one year further away from memories of lost loved ones and more.
    Here's to a wonderful new year full of hope, creativity and possibilities.
    Happy T Day too oxo

  7. Fantastic projects Dianne!
    Happy New Year!
    Happy T-Day!

  8. Lovely tags, quotes and calender. Yes, I love that calender page!
    This year is going to be a great year.
    Thank you for visiting earlier,
    Happy T-day,

  9. I hope you are feeling well soon.
    Yes, new journals, new techniques, and new art! :)
    I love all the art you posted today--so cherry and light!
    Sorry I didn't make it around last week, but happy T-Day!! :)

  10. What a treat this post is! I love seeing pages with your fabulous writing on them.I love my Gelli plate - it doesn't come out often though - I tend to make a lot of prints at once! Happy T day! Chrisx

  11. Happy New Year Dianne All your art projects look fabulous.I'm also there for 2016 DlP.Your art for their prompts look gorgeous.

  12. Love all your sketches. Your colors are so bright and cheery. Yes, there are so many possibilities and it makes the new year very exciting. Hope yours is wonderful!

  13. a beautiful post - and my favorite is the Quote about possibilities. your writing is so Special, i wish i could do that.
    have a good 2016 and take care! happy belated t-day!

  14. Love the very first quote so much!! Your work is always so lovely. Bummer about the cold.
    Happy T day...way late!

  15. Love your colorful art and your positive sayings Dianne!Very inspiring!I am sorry about your cold. Here is no different.There are some diseases which appear only during summer.Hope you get better soon!Happy T day:)!


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