Darlene believes the act of journaling has therapeutic, stress reducing powers, and is passionate about helping others find the freedom to express themselves within the pages of a personal journal. She creates her own unique journals using recycled books, papers and fabrics.
Not only does she love to create journals, her passion for recycling and recreating has taken her on another path learning the ‘Art of Cartonnage’; making fabric covered boxes. She has become a certified instructor and teaches classes using the techniques of Cartonnage.
She is also a dedicated contributor to the local creative community and is currently a member of Shoreline Artists, an inclusive and supportive group of local artists who encourage the creation, appreciation and exhibition of work by its members and the CBBAG - Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild.
You can find my journals in the Southampton Arts Centre gallery in Southampton, ON, and at local studio tours and Shoreline Artists events.
You can also find a variety of tutorials and how-to videos on her YouTube channel, as well as many inspirational photos of her work on her Instagram and Facebook accounts @darlenescreativestudio
Southampton Arts Centre
Visit the Southampton Arts Gallery to view my journals available for purchase.
I am a member of the Shoreline Artists Group. Check out our annual events and show for 2024 where you can meet me in person.
Southampton Arts School
View some of the workshops I will be teaching at the Southampton Arts School in 2024
FRI MAY 17TH | 5pm to 8:30pm & SAT May 18th | 9am to 3PM
The Georgian Bay School of the Arts is excited to host our first annual BiblioArts Print & Book Fair!
Saturday’s event features a Book Arts Marketplace and Workshops
in many exciting techniques will run throughout the day.
Artisan Holiday Show & Sale
November 29, 30 and December 1, 2024 at the Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre in Owen Sound.
Friday 5pm - 9pm; Saturday 10am - 5pm; Sunday 10am - 4pm
The Artisans Holiday Show & Sale is a showcase of excellence in craft and design featuring the works of independent artists, artisans, makers and designers.
Join us for an unforgettable holiday shopping experience.