Tuesday, June 23, 2009

It's a New Look for Me!!

I'm sure some of you were surprised when you came to The Lavender Loft and didn't find it!! I've been thinking about a new look and a new name for quite awhile and today I decided to finally do it. I will be changing the header picture before too long....I know you won't want to look at my face plastered all over the place but it was all I had on short notice. And I am impulsive at times!

HB had a very good Father's Day. He heard from both of his kids and both of mine. And he had a nice dinner that evening....he cooked! Now before you get upset with me for not cooking, he wanted to grill some baby back ribs. So he did. He said they were delicious. He marinated them in apple juice overnight so they must have had a good, sweet taste.

Yesterday I had lots of errands to run so I didn't have much time for the computer but today I'll get caught up on my recent journal pages.

June 21:

You may not be able to see it in the picture but this one has lots of texture. Several months ago I glued on lots of crumpled newspaper but then never did anything with it. So I finally sprayed and stenciled over it and it seems to work ok.

June 22:

This is that stencil I cut from my drawing. I'm happy with this page.

June 23:

On this one I used the head of one of my drawings and some of the petals from her skirt and did the flower girl. A little bit of stencil and spray paint and she's finished.

Ok, that's all for today....hope you're having a good day and making lots of art.


  1. Why? What's wrong with your picture up top? Looks fine to me! I like ALL 3 of the pics today! You have been a busy bee! Is it difficult to change the blog title?, just curious....Keep doing your wonderful craft...

  2. Aloha Janet,
    I've drawn your face and think it's just perfect..especially for the top of YOUR blog and YOUR art!!!

    I love the direction it's going in..

  3. Anonymous4:47 PM

    Hi Janet...I love the new name and the new header. It's all good!!! It's still over a 100 degrees out there and it's almost seven o'clock in the evening so I'm visiting some of my favorite art blogs & trying to stay cool. Keep arting...you are doing some really cool art!!!

  4. i LOVE the new look, janet!!!

    glad to hear hubby enjoyed his father's day. here in australia, father's day is in september.

    great pages yet again...'flora' is my favourite.

  5. Winterwood6:25 PM

    your header looks just fine!! whata suprise to come here and do a catch up and find all your changes... I love a bit of a change, it gets that creativity going! Not that you need more janet, youre doing great anyways!! Love that buddha stencil and your art is popping ...as always!

  6. Hi Janet
    Love the new look of your blog ; and seeing your smiling face greeting me! Sounds like you have been very busy with your journal pages - they are stunning!
    Dot xx

  7. Hi Janet...thanks for stopping by my blog, I always enjoy your visits.
    I love your new look, it makes me smile.
    To answer your question, no , I haven't read "Garden Spells" yet, but I do have it in my "waiting to be read" pile. I just started reading 'The Girl with No Shadow", the sequel to "Chocolat". So far it's very good.

  8. Great new look Janet, I like your header.

  9. It was nice to see your smiling face on the header! I like to see you using *your* stencil and I love flora. Here's to new looks!

  10. Hi Janet,
    I like your changes for your blog. Today's pictures are wonderful. I especially like Flora.
    Your work is wonderful.

  11. Love, love, love it! It is so you. And your new pages are just wonderful.

  12. Wow I love the new look and I think you should keep the picture of you..YOU look great...
    I love the journal pages too.
    I would like to make my own blog title..I dont even know how to began. LOL

  13. Janet- everything looks amazing...banner, picture, art..well done!! Really inspirational!

  14. I love the header, you are one lovely lady. And my favorite is Flora, I guess it's because it's the things you have done in the past with the now. Love them all.
    I swallowed a cherry seed tonight and can't get it off my mind... Love ya, Mary

  15. Hi Janet! I love the new look of your blog, and I could look at your sweet smiling face all day!


  16. I love your new banner! I should change mine up some time...lol! I mentioned you on my blog today! I love the little girl in the petals!

  17. Yep, agree with others,,love seeing your pretty smiling face and love the new look! And totally crazy about the journal pages. I can't wait to be off work and do alot of art!! So excited!!!
    Have a wonderful wednesday!!

  18. It's a great new look! I love all the pages you've been doing, too!

  19. I will change the name of your blog in a minute. Thank god you left your url the same - you don't want people to lose track of you.

    And please, keep your beautiful face on your banner.

    It was a very quiet FD here. Kristen sent Dan a gift card from B&N which made him very happy, and since I knew she was doing that I got him a polo shirt and shorts. He seldom has new clothes.

    He cooked too - and he too insisted on it. I did not belabor the point. We had a great brunch and dinner.


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