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More time for art journals

There are so many distractions when you want to make art every day. Life gets in the way so quickly, you hardly notice. I have painted nothing for almost two weeks and we are going house sitting tomorrow for ten days. Oh well! My current obsession is watercolour. I love how it blends when...

Pattern and pattern on a page

Samie ( Journalgirl.com) wanted us to get out five scraps of fabric, paper or lace that were patterned and that didn’t match each other. Collaged them on a gessoed page and began to spray inks and make runs of ink, and stencilled inks. Next morning when I went to work on the page I...

Lilies in the fields

My latest art journal page

As I worked on adding collaged GelliPlate prints and printed tissue scraps to the background, I thought of adding a person. Sprayed blue ink through a home made silhouette stencil and then thought of clothing her. Into my mind popped the verse from Matthew about the lilies of the field, and the page was...

gratitude journal page

Be grateful

Your blessings are usually many. Remember to have gratitude. My journal page was made with Prismacolour pencils, Gelatos, collaged elements and markers. 4...

What I am grateful for in 2013

I was reading an ebook about journalling, and saw a page about the end of the year approaching. The author said she liked to reflect on the past year and see the best things. Since my recent ill health and the not so wonderful (although not life threatening) diagnosis, it would be easy to...

Cudgegong Waters house

Most beautiful spring weather

This morning I sat on the verandah and worked on my journal pages for Life Book 2013, which I am catching up with. I got behind because I’ve been helping Bob with lining the loungeroom walls and ceiling, and I’ve been painting a mural on the cabin/van wall. Pictures soon!...

life book january

I’m having fun with Life Book 2013

I’ve started an ambitious course, Life Book 2013 with Tamara LaPorte online. 52 weekly lessons in art journalling which will be bound into a book at the end of this year. Great fun so far, and challenging me to learn new art techniques each week. First lesson in the Life Book 2013 course  ...

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