Gratitude: Home and Away

Stop on by and see a little of what I’ve been up to.

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layers and blooms

This is the home gratitude page layout. I have started buying one stencil each time I go to Michael’s or to an art supply store. I’m so happy with this flower stencil I recently purchased. This page layout is strongly influenced by the large mandalas that I’m working on. The first one is almost done. I’m trying to decide if I want to add gold to it using gold leaf or gold paint. You can see my experiment in the places where the mandala shapes come together. The gold leaf is kind of messy and I’m not very good at it yet, but the color and texture is so much more rich. I may keep practicing. I just talked to the gallery manager where it is going to be shown and they have extended the deadline to the end of August. I’m happy to have more time to figure it…

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New Class: Mandala Meet Up

A new class opportunity!

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Zendala 2MANDELLA MEET UP Offered through the Morris County Art Association located at

Morris County Art Association
10 Catherine Lane
Morristown, NJ  07960

Phone: (973) 267-1722
Jeanette Clawson

Zendalas® are small mandalas made on lovely die cut circles of watercolor paper. Zentangle® patterns are used to provide a drawing meditation to fill the circle with beauty. All materials will be provided. Materials fee $5.

Class # 624

Fall Sept 23, Oct 21, Nov 18, Jan 20, Feb 17, March 17 $40/$35 members per session

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New Class/Art Party Offering

New art opportunity!

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I have been asked about creating art parties for birthdays and other special events and I have come up with an outline of what I would like to offer.

Art Party

What we would do would depend upon your budget and how many people of what age range would be participating. Each party starts with a $50 setup fee. The most cost-effective party would consist of me bringing simple coloring pages that I would teach the people/children to Zentangle® on and then we would color them. This would cost $7/ person and I would supply everything necessary. I have artist quality pens that are appropriate for children and other pens for adults that they would keep. The most expensive art party would include each person/child getting a Zentangle® gift bag that would include a pen, pencil, tortillion, and 5 Zentangle® tiles. These are either the basic 3.5 inch Zentangle® tiles…

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Big Mandala Update

I haven’t been neglecting my art, here is what I’ve been up to…

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This summer I have been working on a large (30″ x 30″) mandala collage. You have already seen the background layers of the gessoboard. Here is a sample of the Zentangle patterned mandala pieces that I have been working on all summer. By the end of this week I hope to unveil the whole thing in a blog post of my process and the product. This is mandala 47 of 100.


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Flower of the Day: Rose


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July 2017 fading rose

July 2017 rose

I had a difficult day today and my husband and I went to the Frelinghuysen Arboretum near our house. I needed some movement, beauty, and nature. I also needed to focus on something outside myself. I found these 2 roses that have a lot in common, but a lot that is unique. To see more flower photos check out Cee’s Flower of the Day.

Let it Be a Dance

If you are interested in my gratitude art journal pages then this is the post for you!

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All of July so far has been captured in 2 art journal page layouts. There are a lot of layers in many ways in these pages. I hope you find some beauty or inspiration. I use my journal to practice affirmations and recognize what went well and what I’m grateful for from the day or week.

rehoebeth beach flowers

The background of this page layout came from my 50 small paintings endeavor that I worked on during Lent. I’m happy with how abstract the flowers in the vase turned out and I think they make a nice background for my gratitude journaling. I have been doing morning pages off and on for a while and I have gotten back into it recently. I have had a rough patch of depression and keeping track of gratitude is very helpful for me. I also have a quote from the Barbara Kingsolver book “Flight Behavior”


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