Pagan Travelers Notebooks Ready

I finally got these babies finished and uploaded to Etsy! You can pop over there with the shop widget on the right. —>

Pan TN front coverThe first is based on my Lord of the Wildwood oil painting, and the cover itself is painted in mottled browns and metallic gold. The print is edged with black dotwork. I wanted it to be masculine enough for a male to carry, but also appealing possibly to a woman. The elastic closure has an antique brass key charm. Click the image if you want to see a larger picture. 🙂 The painting has been one of my favourites, but the original was damaged in all my moving around from place to place.



Pan TN interior with insertThe interior has a tan damask pattern, and the blank cahier-sized insert is decorated to match the overall cover. There are 4 elastics, so you can really stuff this cover full with everything you need! You can visit my Etsy for more images of this item.

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Lord & Lady TN coverAnd this is the second travelers notebook uploaded to Etsy. This one is from a watercolour painting I did for a pagan swap, and features the Lord & Lady beneath wisteria and grapes. The background is mottled shades of purple and metallic gold, and the print is edged with gold dotwork. There is a purple faux gem at the bottom of the picture. The elastic closure has a silver flower fall charm.

I was thinking this might make a nice handfasting planner or gift. I have another design I’m thinking of promoting very specifically for that, too, but this is nice I think.

Lord & Lady TN interiorHere’s the interior. It has a nice cream and mild purple flower paper as a liner. The cahier insert matches, with the addition of the antique white lace. I quite like this one. Could be the purple. LOL

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Digital Colouring Books!

Whimsical Cats Coloring BookOh hey, so I did this thing… Now you can get my coloring books in digital format. So you can print it out on nice Bristol or cardstock, whatever you like, right at home! Both Whimsical Cats and Witchy Wonders are a go! Get them on my Etsy:
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Ganesha will Overcome your Obstacles!

Ganesha TN coverI have a bit of a thing for Ganesha. He seems creative and helpful, though I am by no means an expert and wouldn’t want to claim any deep knowledge of him. So a while ago I did this watercolour card based on a gorgeous statue, and thought I might like to print it out and play with it. This is the result: a Ganesha travelers notebook, again created from a hardcover book. 🙂 I LOVE it. I think he’s just lovely, and the whole project came together perfectly. I just happened to find all the materials that made it work.

He has faux gems and silver dotwork all around the image on the front cover you see here. The closure elastic has a ceramic bead in blue-green tones that go with the image pretty well.

Ganesha insertThe insert notebook matches both the front cover and the interior. The littler Ganesha image is actually a shaker card, with little gems and sequins inside. I think it’s adorable. The blue paisley paper matches the cover interior, as does the strip of cotton lace in antique white.

This is ‘cahier’ sized once again. I think most of these traveler’s notebooks I make will be, since it’s the most common size that hardcover books are produced in. Plus I like the size for working in, so I bought a bunch. LOL Really fun for decorating as well, since there’s room to put a bunch of elements on without making it seem crowded, I think.

Ganesha full coverHere you can see the full outside cover. The back is plain this time, but the spine is covered with an adorable Indian elephant ribbon that my darling found for my stash once upon a time. She has a knack for knowing what I’ll want to play with, somehow. 🙂 And I still have some left! *happy dance*

Normally elephants aren’t particularly my thing, but this just came together so perfectly, I think. The colours and themes just all work together, and the paisley paper even matched. Synchronicity, maybe?

Ganesha interiorLastly we have the interior, which shows the paper lining with the notebook inside. Again, we have 4 elastics for tons of inserts! I really like how the lace looks with the blue paper, so I may need to dig up more of that to hoard for next time!

So that’s it! If you’re interested in this or other traveler’s notebook covers I make, take a poke at my Etsy shop on the right margin to see what’s available, or to ask about a custom design! I’m having so much fun making these right now. 🙂 Hope you’re liking them too!

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Peacock Altered Book

Peacock book coverThis one took a while of puttering at it before it was done. Even with a generous number of pages removed, it’s still a bit bulky once I added flaps and such. This one has a real peacock feather on the front, glitter, and a wooden piece that says Dream painted gold. There is lace on the spine, and it’s signed on the back. The glitter shouldn’t shed too badly, as I’ve added layers of clear spray over top (no guarantees, though!).


Peacock book inside cover with pocket and envelope.

Peacock book inside cover with pocket and envelope.

29 double sided pages inside have purples and greens, with more peacock feathers and pretty details. Some papers and tags have fold foil or purple foil. Lots of pockets and flaps add interest. Among the matching tags are a lilac envelope and a little booklet. I used a variety of papers in this project, both open stock and from different stacks. The book is about 5.5 x 8.5 ” with about a one inch spine.

This will be available on Etsy. I’m planning to video a flip through to show off all the pages and tags.


Peacock book inside cover back

Peacock book inside cover back

This book would make a great journal, album for an exotic theme, book of spells/grimoire, etc. I personally think it’s beautiful, as peacock feathers are one of my favourite things. Giving one up from my collection (not to mention all the papers) was really difficult! But the result is worth it, and I am happy when I flip through this book to admire the pages. I can imagine using it myself.

Peacock book full cover

Peacock book full cover

Peacock book pages with tuck space and tags on right.

Peacock book pages with tuck space and tags on right.

Peacock book pages 3

Peacock book pages with pocket on left, including mini booklet and foil tag.

Peacock book pages 2

Peacock book pages with roses side flap.

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Doctor Who Traveler’s Notebook

TARDIS TN front Space Insert TARDIS TN interior IMG_0296So this is my latest pretty thing! I love it! I’ve been wanting to take on a galaxy painting, and I am so proud of how it came out. 🙂 This is my Doctor Who inspired Traveler’s Notebook/Midori style notebook cover with matching insert. It takes “cahier” sized inserts (8.25 x 5.5″). This one has been painted on the front cover to go with the theme. There is a shaker card attached to the inside cover, visible in the third photo on the left side, which has my rendition of the TARDIS in “Starry Night.” You can see a closeup of the shaker card in the fourth photo.

The spine has 4 elastic strings to hold, like, a bajillion inserts if you want. Finally, the elastic closure has a TARDIS dangle, which is a little weeny bit wavy on one corner, but that was space-damage, I hear. This is made from an upcycled book cover, so forgive any minor imperfections. There’s a photo of the full open cover at the very bottom. 

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TARDIS TN full cover

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Another Deco Book and Traveler’s Notebook

Memento Mori decoMemento Mori is for another TF Balding deco. LOL I think I have a whole stack of her books here still! Fun themes, though. 🙂 The idea for this one came from a tattoo on a show, and after I drew my own version, I realized the cover of her book was similar. that’s okay… I clearly need to practice drawing realistic skulls, especially if I’m getting back into tattoos.

Speaking of which, I’m getting back into tattoos! Go take a peek at my Tattoos page to see the pictures I dug out of the depths of my hard drive. 🙂 None of them is recent, but I’ll post more when I’ve got some. I’m going to practice on myself before subjecting any victims clients to my needle…

My TN coverSo I’ve started mucking about with altered books. And traveler’s notebooks. This is what happens when those two things get together and have a baby: my altered book traveler’s notebook! The cover is hollowed out of pages, and I covered the interior with tea dyed papers ripped up and applied. The exterior is purple mottled with silver with a black area inset just a smidge. On that is a bat embellishment I got at Michaels, and metal corner bits. The elastic closure has a metal dangle that says Believe.

This book holds cahier sized inserts. I’ve got one in there, along with a Michaels notebook, a little datebook, and a folded over trading card holder for tucking odds and ends into. I’m going to make myself a nice dashboard and pocket folder later.

I only had thin elastic this time around so I doubled it, but now I have some nice 2mm stuff in black, white, and rainbow, so my next ones will be super awesome! The holes have eyelets in them to protect the book spine from wear. And now I’m hunting old books to make into more of these, because I really like the hardcover finish rather than the floppy kind. That said, I’m still going to mess with making some fabric ones. Because I can.

My TN inside

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Harajuku and Goth Decos

Harajuku and Candy and Goth decos for TFBaldingMore of TF Balding’s decos… Harajuku girls with candy, and Goth.

Having an unfocused day of poking at this and that, not feeling very anything. Meh. At least my pile of decos to sign is down two more, since Tanya warned me she sent me two packages this month! 0.0

I only have 2 images done for the fantasy colouring book so far, still. I really do need to get on top of that, so I’ll have lots ready to go for gifting season. I’m just feeling a bit burnt out right now.  I spent a while making wee envelopes last night, thinking I might make up packets for BoS classes.

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The Gang’s all Here!

I placed an order for some of each of my books (so far), and they arrived the other day! It’s so exciting to hold them in my hands and see them as real instead of a stack of papers and computer files. So far there are two colouring books (left), the Spring Fae journal, two colouring books & journal combos, and then the Lord & Lady journal. Weeeeeee!

Click here to search these and anything new on They’re great for gifts, or to amuse yourself. 🙂 If you’re in Canada, click here. Those in the UK can find them here!

If you’re in Toronto (Canada), email me to arrange to buy in person.

My Books July 2016

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Kitties for Decos

cats for decosTwo more deco pages, both in my favourite theme! First is a Bast-y Egyptian cat for Catpratt’s Cats deco book. I love how the expression came out so satisfied. 🙂 And on the right is a steampunk cat for TF Balding’s Steampunk deco. I think I’m going to use the lines for the second Whimsical Cats coloring book in the future. *wiggledance*

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Penny Dreadful

Ethan Chandler deco page medI’ve been in love with the show, Penny Dreadful, since it began a couple years ago. I love the brilliant way they’ve combined classic horror characters with a truly cool storyline. I particularly enjoyed Vanessa’s backstory with the old witch and the creepy cottage! Anyhow, I was sent a really awesome Penny Dreadful deco book to work in. I chose to draw/paint Ethan Chandler, the American werewolf (in London!) character. I chose him mostly because I find regular human portraits difficult.

I sent this guy to TF Balding, along with my own Creeeeeepy deco and my Doctor Who deco, and one other that I’ve managed to forget in the intervening day. LOL

I’m hoping Canada Post gets it together and doesn’t strike, because that puts a serious crimp in my ATC and deco swaps. Bah! Not to mention that I’ve been expecting things in the mail. *fingers crossed*

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