|My mother and I collected Anna Lee dolls every year and this year I found gingerbread ornaments for our collection.|
After I painted these ornaments in my sketch book I wanted to journal but didn't want to effect the original painting. I scanned the page and printed it on paper. This time I cut out the ornament and, using a glue stick, glued the edge onto my sketch book, so I had a flap that I could journal under.
|I glued the cut out ornament to my sketchbook.|
|This ornament flap doesn't compromise the feel of the painting, but created a special place to journal! This is an easy way to add a journaling element to your sketchbook.|
In mt sketchbook class we painted our ornaments but after everyone left I painted a few more ornaments and then I was led to a special tree. This tree sits in my daughters room every year, a special gift from my mom during a time when we thought our lives were over. A tiny tree that would come to stand for the hope of something miraculous and big! A tiny tree, symbolizing a life, not forgotten but remembered.
|Jennifer's special tree|