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Finding the Silly Love Story in My Art Journal

Will the silly story in my art journal "Tale of the Love of Johnny Cakes" win a Pulitzer Prize...probably not but it sure was fun to make the video!  Enjoy a chuckle or two! Picasso's Words stencil by Carolyn Dube for StencilGirl Products

When I play in my art journal sometimes a story is revealed to me.  This particular tale, of two lovers separated by time and space brought together thanks to Johnny Cakes, isn’t really Pulitzer prize worthy.   In fact, it is quite a silly love story and I like it that way.


Between you and me…I expected to create a very modern looking art journal page as I added some stenciling to the page.  I was thinking modern.  I was feeling modern.  And then my art journal led me a totally silly, fun, and playfully different way.

Enjoy a chuckle as I play around and create a story with classic elements of story telling and you’ll even get to see more of my postage stamp quirks in the video!

Watch  Finding the silly story in my art journal on YouTube.

And I’ve never had a Johnny Cake before.  Does anyone know if they are any good?

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  • Dawn January 8, 2015, 5:57 pm

    WOW!That was so much fun. If I didn’t have a bunch of cooking to do, I would be running to my craft desk right now. Thanks for the inspiration.

  • Mary C. Nasser January 8, 2015, 7:23 pm

    You are a riot, Carolyn!
    Thanks for incorporating my rubber stamps.
    I cracked up listening to you narrate this video!

  • Jean A Marmo January 8, 2015, 7:32 pm

    Loving the turn that this took! The vintagy theme worked well!

  • Maria McGuire January 8, 2015, 7:32 pm

    What could be better! We get a story and Art Journal inspiration!!!

  • Vicki ross January 8, 2015, 7:50 pm

    ill have whatever majik potion you are having, Carolyn!

  • Megan January 8, 2015, 9:16 pm

    That was a great video and I loved hearing the story progress. This journal page is absolutely lovely. I really liked the way you used the stencil and vintage cookbook pages!

  • Ruth L January 9, 2015, 1:47 am

    Carolyn, it’s so cute an innocent, you know I love those illustrations, and I love kids book illustrations, it is so much fun to work with them. Of course that stencil adds a great deal to it 😉

  • Corrine January 9, 2015, 12:14 pm

    Johnnycakes are for breakfast silly! A Rhode Island term I believe. Great journal spread and love your sillies. xox

  • Denise January 9, 2015, 7:09 pm

    Where I come from we call them hoe cakes and eat them with any meal (especially good with greens & fried catfish).

  • Denise Spillane January 9, 2015, 9:24 pm

    So much fun. I just love all of your videos and pages. This made me very happy. Still smiling!

  • Raine January 9, 2015, 11:26 pm

    That was awesome! You really know how to whip up a story. Sort of like those “Fractured Fairy Tales”! But my heart was in my throat every time I saw how close those sharp scissors came to your fingertips! I cannot begin to tell you how many times I’ve cut into my own delicate flesh with mine. Once even required a trip to the doctor and my first, non-surgery related stitches! So please take care, my friend. Learn from my mistakes… 😉

  • Vicky January 11, 2015, 7:55 am

    Loved listening to your story as you were creating the page.

  • Shari Young January 12, 2015, 2:19 am

    You are so funny! Where I grew up (Michigan), Johnny Cake was a yellow corn bread with some sugar in it and maybe an extra egg as it was lighter than regular corn bead. Think Jiffy Corn Bread in a box.

  • Sandy January 12, 2015, 10:09 am

    One story goes that Johnny cakes were originally called “journey cakes”. Travelers could store them in their leather satchel attached to the saddle of their horse and they could ride long distances and have something to eat when a tavern or inn was not close by. So your journal page was spot on – the lady probably waved him off with a stack of journey cakes! Loved your page!