Wednesday, October 2, 2019

'WOYWW - Back in the Fray with Planners and BuJo's!

by Mary Lou 'LuLu' Haynes

Howdy and Welcome,

I've been MIA from WOYWW for a while.

Here is my office/planning desk today. There are about 4 different projects going on this desk. I need to re-organize and FOCUS!

There are 2 Passion Planner journals, my current planner/calendar (, 5 collections of washi tape, fountain pens, Frixion erasable bens and markers, turntable with divided platter of handy supplies, BIC wite out tape runner, stamps, sticky notes,  and more, and, more, and more, and...etc.

If you want to see my exciting news, check out my previous post today!

If you want to see more artists desks on Wednesdays, visit WOYWW here!

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'WILD News during my September Birthday month! 'Baby #2 leaves the nest!'

by Mary Lou 'LuLu' Haynes

I know... it’s been a long while since I've posted. Now I’ve got news that I just have to share... 

On Saturday 9/21/2019, I sold ANOTHER of my mini art journals (3.5” x 4”) in a deal to an artist [Tanako Konishi] that I showed it to during  the annual Beverly Art Walk here in Chicago! This book is number 2 in a series of 3.
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Mary Lou Haynes
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He loved it – turning pages and gushing over it. He really wanted to buy it - even though I explained that it is full of my experiments and tests, image transfers, a self-portrait, and custom washi tapes. It is not even titled. I suggested a trade because I really wanted one of his (pricey) pieces hanging on the gallery wall. He agreed - so we settled the deal right then and there. He took one of his very pricey art works off the wall (a digital collage under glass) and handed it over to me on the spot. He explained his inspiration for the piece, layering, the collage imagery, and symbolism.

Someone standing nearby took photos -  one of me and my husband holding Tanako's piece (about 36” square) and one of me with Tanako holding my teeny, tiny, little mini book. This all happened SO FAST! Less than 10 minutes – it’s blur. I was in shock! I’m STILL in shock. When we walked out of that gallery, my hubby told me that I’m a great ‘negotiator’! J

Now, to replace that book (which I already miss), I’m resuming work on the final mini art journal of that series (3/3). I had started all 3 at the same time in 2013. When I get another opportunity like that, I want to be prepared! (The first mini art journal of the series (1/3)  I ‘lent’ to someone to look at ‘when she had time’. But she never gave it back to me when I asked for I wrote that one off to experience....)
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Saturday, April 28, 2018

'August 2018 Summer Retreat (Chicago suburb)! 4-day Getaway to play!'

by Mary Lou 'LuLu' Haynes

Howdy and Welcome,

You're  invited to attend a 4-day Crafting retreat that I'm hosting at The SPlayce Studio and Playroom near Chicago, IL in August of 2018.

What's your craft? Do you want to Getaway?

Come Scrapbook, Sew, Quilt, Paint, Crochet, Knit, Color, Planners, BuJos, Flow Jo's - whatever craft you want to do. In/Out privileges - Come when you can - Leave when you need to.

Suitable for Ladies 18+. Seating is limited.
Hope you can join us!

Details visit or click RETREATS above.

Thanks for visiting - and come back soon!


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