If you followed me here from the other blog you will know that my entries were sporadic over the course of the last few months. For personal reasons (which I won't go into) I didn't feel as if I could post often or say what I really wanted to. This will be the place that I hope to change that. I will be posting more frequently, sharing more of my thoughts and my posting my art. My goal will be to post almost daily and to upload artwork weekly - although I have to admit that I do like to post art with every writing post. We'll see how that goes :-))
For today I will show you two art journaling entries that I played with on Boxing Day. My kids were with their Dad, so I spent the whole day just playing in my journal. Which after a long, stale dry period felt very good. These do not have any actual journaling on them yet, just the art.
This one has a label I removed from a bottle of wine - thought it was kind of cool. The brown stripes in the middle come from a bag from a store in the UK - I think it was a book store. The fabric tag was from a shirt - it got frayed after the vacuum cleaner got ahold of it, also kind of cool! I stamped the squares and diamond with an oversized stamp I picked up at a thrift store, just added outlines to them. I will journal on these pages later when the mood strikes me, or not :-))
The two elements in this one were the illustration of the girl and the seagull - gleaned from an old 1940's children's book I've had for years. I always loved her hairstyle and saved her for just the right moment. When I found a book in the thrift store (that I am repurposing into a journal) I ripped the spine from the book jacket and put it on the page partnered with the girl. I imagined her saying "I'm a stranger here myself". Added layers of patterned paper, gesso, paint and bit of stamping and finally made the lines for journaling later. I made the lines using a bamboo skewer dipped in black paint, gently touched to the page to make the lines.
All for tonight my lovelies... off to the festivies :-) kim xoxoxoxo