Emmy Given Wednesday: Hand Painted Journals

As you all know, I've been running around like a crazy person between custom birthday orders, trying to manage this silly postal strike, and planning my son's 1st Birthday Party.

Well! After all was said and done, the kitchen and yard cleaned up (thanks to my ever supportive husband) I put my headphones on with a little Mumford & Sons (my favourite music to work to in my studio) and started painting.


The set-up...much cleaner than when I was actually painting


The mostly finished journals, all set for the Emmy's!

I've got to say, I love them all. If you were with me on Twitter on Saturday night, you probably saw each and every one of them as they were finished; I began to love each one more than the last!!

Beautiful and striking combinations, amazing brush strokes, and paint that literally sticks up and off the cover! AMAZING!

Now...I'm having a very difficult time choosing my display piece! This is where you come in!

I'm going to post a poll up to the left with the five options. Vote vote vote, and get your friends to vote, because I'm having a really hard time with this!

Here are the five finalists!


Purple, Cadmium Red and Vanilla


Black and Silver


Teal, Neutral Grey and Vanilla


Deep Violet and Yellow Ochre


Deep Violet and Vanilla

Obviously, I need something that will photograph well for when the celebs grab it off the table and are in awe over it!

What do you think? Which should go on display?