Tuesday, March 2, 2010

I love America!

Paris One Day
Originally uploaded by JournalArtista

Hi all,

First off, I want to say thanks so much to all those that have spent the time leaving such sweet comments. I truly appreciate them and will respond as soon as I am back home.

I am currently at a safety training course in St Louis. I spent the entire weekend (last weekend that is) sick to my stumach, anxious about the trip. As usual, now that I'm here, I feel great. The course is educationional, entertaining, and exactly what my facility needs.

Another benefit about being in the US is Borders and Archivers. Now, we have huge book stores in Toronto, obviously, but they just don't stock the art books I'm interested in. I was able to pick up:

Collaborative Art Journals by L.k. Ludwig
Journal Spilling by Diana Trout (LOVING this book so far!)
Exhibition 36 by Susan Tuttle
True Vision by L.K. Ludwig and
1000 Artist Journal Pages. I must say, I bought this book a few years ago when it first came out but lost it somehow when I last moved. Anyway, I just HAD to buy another. You know what that means though... I will find my other copy within a week. ;o)
Because I'm in a hotel room, I cannot link the books to the Amazon page, but I will edit this post on the weekend to show the links. In the meantime, please check out these titles on Amazon yourself... SO worth the money!

I was also able to go to Archivers. This has always been a treat for me as we don't have any in Canada. I was a "good girl" but did pick up some cool things. I always feel so inspired after buying new supplies! I wanted to go to Dick Blick, but it was just too far. So sad!

I brought a WC Moleskine and a few basic suppplies along with me in case I felt the urge to Journal. After one night I have felt the urge, but have spent too much time shopping! :o) I plan on doing some journaling tomorrow. I have been keeping some cool ephemera from the trip and can't wait to put it onto paper.

I hope you all are having a great week!
Much LOVE!


  1. Wow! You have a fun in St Louis shopping!! Don't you just love good book stores and art supply stores!! Happy reading and creating!!

  2. Love the page. And OOOOHHHHH lucky you getting the chance to buy goodies and BOOKS!

  3. I love your pages, and am jealous of all your purchases! I often feel unsatisifed with GTA area Chapters etc as they don't have too many "crafty" books.

  4. Ooh, goodies!! Are you going to be able to carry all those books back?? lol

  5. That sounds like the kind of shopping I like to do when travelling! Find all the stuff you don't have at home.


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