Falling Apart

This is me just quicly blogging before work, I ran out of time last night as I was journaling till quite late, my theme is my feeling of falling apart that I am not whole and that I am sabotaging my attempts to hold myself together.

Really at the moment I am trying to find my own style and not copy what others are doing, tonight I will write about some of the journalers that I have found online that have given me inspiration.

See y’all

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After a short break….

So I am back, sorry that I have not posted however sometimes life gets a little in the way….

I have been busy I joined an International Journaling Group at the Milliande Ning group there are 15 of us and we each have a journal and a theme so once a month I will receive a journal and will complete a double page spread on that theme then in 15 months we will all get our journals back which will be amazing.  I am really excited as I need to be really disciplined with being organised each month….

Plus I have also made another small journal just a small peak – all the pages are painted and ready for journal work. This one is easier to carry around with me as it is smaller.

As I said I have continued on with my own journey, this takes me to my own creativity and my relationship with anxiety and depression and whether they have an effect on my art.

Plus I have started to look more closely at who I am what kind of person I am and how I feel about myself, as with these subjects very emotive and I was very inspired to think about after watching this gentleman…

http://www.spiritling.com/profile/Wakanda/content/1561#t=profile_content;c=1561

Truly an inspiration…..

So here is to more soul searching and more regular blogging!!

Colour, where art thou?

In my journal that is for sure, I have been busy preparing my handmade journal. The cover is completed and I have finshed the background for 4 pages ready to journal, all in all I am very pleased. Again the paper is fantastic no matter what I throw at it there is no wrinkling, my only issue is pens, the ones I have are not great to use on thick paint so I will have so invest but which ones, if anyone has any advice I would be grateful.

This was the original 2 pages

Now that I have finished journalling them

 

So this is where I am closing for tonight, I am all tuckered out from painting and need to get ready for work tomorrow, as always I will continue to post my adventures in art……

 

A New Chapter

I have had a fun filled and creative weekend!

Saturday my best friend Chris came over for dinner and Dr Who which is always fun and I had been that morning to collect my DHL parcel of Fabriano 140 HP paper, wonderful quality. So Sunday I set to work making my journal ala Tracy Moore. I was really surprised at how easy it was and it only took about 30 mins, with the amount of paper I have I can make about 9 journals of 16 pages.

In her youtube tutorial that I posted earlier in the week she makes a 10×8 hoever I thought it might be a little big for the beginner so made it 8×8, it really makes such a diference with the paper it it such good quality that no matter what you throw at it, it does not wrinkle or curl up.

I have painted a couple of pages but have been working on the background of the outer cover first which I have posted, not yet finished and still the writing to think about. I have a very nice gift of an old fashioned ink pen, nibs and ink that I may break out just for this one.

I suppose for me it is not the blank page that scares me I impress myself with my background but perfection takes over and I worry about what to write and will it ruin what I have done already, this is something I am having to work on and explains why journaling has not been successful in the past.

I will post as I add to the page this week…….

Be brave and bold!

I am snuggled up at home as the weather outside is cold and rainy so it has been an art adventure at home. 

I am currently in the throes of restarting art journaling, now I try this every so often and have done for many years, however now there is a resurgence of online inspiration, so I am trying a couple of new things.  I love Teesha Moore and her way of journaling so I have 8 pages that I have been inspired to create and still working on.

It has been fantastic fun now everything I get magazines, post gets cut apart for  these pages, still a work in progress though. If you are interested in something new check her out http://www.youtube.com/user/tracyvmoore

I also decided to follow the Soul Journaling admittedly I am only on day 1 and it looks really exciting on her website, again these are free prompts and visually inspiring have a pop in and see what you think.

http://www.souljournaling.com/prompts.php

I decided to be brave and bold, I am one of the many who is finding my own way in art, trying to forge my own style which is actually quite difficult given all the amazing inspiration. This is my adventure and I hope you come along for the ride who knows where it will take us!