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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

I am looking forward to reading Brooke Saward's newest book The World of Wanderlust.  www.worldofwanderlust.com  Many of the collage sheets I make have a travel theme.  What a great way to spend your life... on a big adventure.  Love the journey!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

So as summer ebbs away I dream of just a little more time off to travel, laze by cool waters, sightsee and most importantly...sleep in.  lol  Here are my latest two collage sheets available at my Etsy store. They have a bit of a travel theme.  :)

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Just in time for capturing those summer travels to the beach, lake or the distant shores.  New digital collage sheet in my Etsy store....SeaSide Summer.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

A new collage sheet is in the store today!  Just in time for late summer rodeos.  YeeHaw!

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

More new Collage Sheets at the Etsy Store!  Go Make Some ART!  :)https://www.etsy.com/shop/jbarretto?ref=hdr_shop_menu



I am so very excited that the Junk Gypsy book Designing a Life at the Crossroads of Wonder and Wander is about to be released!!  I have been following their show and basically everything written about them.  For me it all started back years ago when Country Living Magazine did a feature on Round Top Texas.  At that time Emma Lee Turney had the show to go to...The Original Round Top Antiques Show.    Sadly, I didn't realize how close I was to Junk Heaven when I lived in Houston back in the  day.  Now a Round Top trip and a visit to the Junk Gypsy World Headquarters is at the top of my Bucket List.  You can read about their contest to set up a Launch Team for this wonderful book here.  http://junkgypsyblog.com/launch-team-no-name/

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Being from the Tulsa area I am surrounded by wonderful reminders of how travel was in the past.  Route 66 runs through many of my favorite towns here and I am particularly enamoured by the charming tiny cabins that might have been built around a central court for tourist lodging.  This digital collage sheet includes two real photo postcards of that time period.  You can see how happy the couples are as the stand by their lodging for the evening. I have a friend who has stayed
in some very much like these and they are one of his favorite places to stay.  They represent a less hectic time, people talking to each other on a front porch or while out on a walk.  You can almost smell the honeysuckle...