This week I started a new blog!
It is called FILE OH! FEVER.
For those of you old enough to remember using a Filofax, they have come back like "lightening" but this time round as an "art medium."
They have their own community, their own addicted members, their own blogs, etsy shops, google links and FB pages ... hundreds of them!
It is a wonderful community - just like this community.
Generous, kind, helpful and nurturing.
And all addicted to our supplies ... our Filofaxes and our art supplies (which are the same as I use for my regular mixed media art pieces, plus a few post it notes and stickers a la age 7 ish.)
It is particularly wonderful in that I have been able to transform from age 57 to 7 in a matter of hours of receiving my first Filofax!
I can choose to decorate my journal in the same way I used stickers in Kindergarten, grade one or grade 7.  It all works!  In fact, the cuter the better.
It has been a great few days ... this blast from the past.
Another totally legitimate excuse to "play like a baby!" but be "organized like an adult!"

For Today's mixed media art, I have taken the leap and am opening an Etsy shop.  It will be under my name - Samara Navi.  It is actually a birthday gift from my oldest son, Jordan, and his wife Laura.  Such an original gift!  But a fantastic one; believing in me to be able to sell my work - something I have never believed.

Today's art are some of the first large pieces for my shop.  I have created upward of 50 cards for the shop, some of which I will post for next weeks Paint Party Friday.

Have a great weekend!
Happy Arting and Journalling.

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  1. lovely work....the layering looks great!!! Have a great weekend!

  2. Great pages!
    Love all the layers and textures!!
    Happy PPF!!
    Mixed-Media Map Art

  3. such beautiful and meaningful art as always Samara. Happy birthday- and what a lovely gift indeed! Best of luck with your Etsy shop and new blog!

  4. These are wonderful! Congratulations on opening an Etsy shop, what a sweet gift. I especially love "you make life beautiful" the colors and sentiment are lovely!

  5. Beautiful work. I'm old enough to remember Filofax but I don't. I'll have to google it or go to the link you gave. Anyway, I love your paintings, especially all the wonderful colors and textures on them.

  6. Oh Samara I will head over to your new blog after I take in all the beauty over here! How wonderful of your kids to set you up....just like my kids. They are so right about your creativity!!

    Seems we live a parallel spiritual life!! Your cards are wonderful.... hope you sell piles!! You have an amazing style!! Now over to your new blog!!

    Hugs Giggles

  7. You've been busy! I love all the textures and lettering in your pages. Congratulations on your new blog and Etsy shop too!

  8. Congrats on opening an Etsyshop! Your cards look great, I'm sure you'll sell lots!

  9. Your pages are wonderful. Lots of layers and texture. I don't remember Filofax but I will check out your new blog. Very nice work. Thank you. Happy PPF!

  10. Great artwork! Congrats on opening the Etsy. Wishing you lots of sales. :)

  11. I love all of these. The lettering rocks! Ill check out your new blog too! Thanks for your lovely comment today. ;-)))

  12. Beautiful art! I especially like the netting heart. Happy Bday and congrats on your new Etsy shop!

  13. Beautiful canvases you have created here on your page! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

  14. just what everyone needs these are my fav so far


My wish for you is a great day full of laughter! Samara x