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A happy page and the Ugly page:)

I was putting  candle wax on my pages to stop them sticking( a tip from Mimi Bondi) , and I came across this happy page – I obviously did this In a moment of happiness , and it shows, the colours are great and it’s just an altogether happy page!


The Ugly Page

well, it had to happen sooner or later – a page that is ugly. I have managed to bring a few pages back from the brink, but this one was lovely to start with, and I’m not sure what I was thinking (indeed did I think?!) I must say that I enjoyed it though! It’s called “enjoy the process” but even the words aren’t clearly written, but I truly did enjoy this though, and my art journal is for me, so there’s no real judgement there 🙂


Have a crafty day!




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People that inspire me – part 1

I am often looking at the work from people that inspire me, and I thought i would make a list.

Its in no particular order, I love them all equally 🙂

I an starting with Effy Wild . I have only just discovered her and it seems she has really been though a difficult time, but this is shown through her work. You can visit her Ning site here and even join it if you so wish: 

Then we have Willowing who I believe I have written about before. She is positively Angelic!!! Again she has a Ning site which you can join:

There are some wonderful bloggers out there –

Here is a list of those I find particularly inspiring:

Artful Evidence

Jenniebellie Studio – this one I have followed since I got into Art Journalling. Jennibellie is great and also has a Ning site –

nitis art from the heart

Seth Apter

Kate Crane

Who inspires you? 🙂

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Why journal?

My mum, who isnt known for her artistic tendencies , asked me why I have taken up art journaling.

My mum has never drawn, she doesn’t really share how she feels, whereas I do. Herein lies the reason why i like to journal:

  • I enjoy it, it helps me gather my thoughts and solidify how I feel.
  • It helps me make sense of my world.
  • It is like a meditation for me
  • It brings colour into my life, and as a colour therapist, that’s important to me.
  • It stretches my mind and imagination 
  • It makes me look at the world in a new way
  • It makes life fun!
So, I need to ask… why do you journal? If you don’t, what do you do instead? id love to know! 🙂 

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Ive been a busy girl!

So, yes, ive been busy . Thats nothing new, but yesterday i got the chance to spend the entire day in the shed!!! This meant – a new journal page and cutting up a cardboard box for a free course im taking 🙂 

I wanted to work with a black base. Ive never used black paint before and had to buy a little pot. Oh boy, does it go everywhere!!!!!!!!! I put gelatoes down, the sprayed water on them, held the page up, and watched it drip. I used spare cardboard, putting paint on its edge, to create a focal point. I put marks on the page with an old credit card too. This is the result and i love it! Im amazed what this paper withstood!!! : 
I like it. I felt it was what i wanted. 🙂
Now onto that course thats free – heres the link:
The course is about allowing yourself to play. 
So far, ive done the permission slip: 

This is hanging over my studio area for added permission 🙂 i sprayed it with airondack ink the by putting it in a spray bottle. 
I have done part of the cardboard album , ive not completed covering it yet, as i left it all drying 🙂 
The course is free, and it is great fun, and theres a facebook group to go with it. Its a closed group so you arent sharing with the whole world 🙂 do join it, i highly recommend carolyn Dube. Ill post the pages later today.