Had a fabby workshop today, Zetti Beeswax accordion book.
Here they are in action L _ R Jane, Shelley, and Sandra ( who has just completed her first ever art journal page, and it was gorgeous, just like her)
Jill, Janet ( celebrating her first official day of retirement ) and Sue ( a recent Twitter pal , so nice to meet in person )
They all did a fabulous job and came up with some wonderful creations. Look how ace they all look together.
The paints were Claudine Hellmuth (ne w delivery any day now), the stamps were Tim Holtz, and the images were all Lisasalteredarts.
Bezzie Su turned up at the regular Tues night class clutching her bare Moleskine. After countless excuses and delaying tactics from her and intense bullying and with holding of blu lollies she actually manage to make a start on a spread.
Oh yes , that is her tongue poking out which always helps. She even arrempted a bit of painting and shading. Now addicted to circles so threw some of them on. She even stuck images and a border on. Looking real good. You always feel so much better when you have made a start on one.
As you know it is my mission to get you all Art Journaling, and it is slowly starting, like ripples in a pond. One of my friends , the lovely Derbyshire Ann, sent me a poem today, and I replied telling her she needed to journal, she fired back with the usual excuses but I served a winning ace and came up with all the right answers. Well lo and behold a couple of hours later she flung me another email, laughing her head off and wondering about my psychic abilites. She had order some paste paper for her art class and when she unwrapped, what do you think was in there as a free gift. Yes thats right , a journal, ha ha . How spooky is that. Well she must be convinced now, but last message I got was "I,m still thinking about it" lol
The lovely Lesley has also happened to find a journal and has completed her first page and is so proud. You can see pics on her BLOG.
Heres the poem Ann sent me, and shes right , it just about sums me up.
I am changing.
Slowly becoming someone new.
Twisting, adapting my soul.
To this pain .
Ever painting on the canvas of life .
Ever writing on the book of my being.
I am changing .
Seeing far, my eyes wide open.
To the mystery of another secret!.
By Laura Mercurio Ebohon
So to the gorgeous commentees
Ink Fairy, get yourself over , you know you want to , lol.
Virginia, you sound almost as giddy as me girl.!! Journal in loads of books, all shapes and sizes. I give you permission, lol.
M, awww thanks, where are you from.?
Melanie, thanks for the info but you dont specify where the offer is. I,ve not had a prob so far with the Sharpies or the qty of paint, but I have a sketchbook one as well.
Sharon, 4 more sleeps, yayy.
Wright boys mum, a girl after my own heart.
Lesley, way to go girl , fab first page. Now you are off.
Anne, vodka always helps, it kills all known germs, including the "letsputitoffabitlongercosIdontknowwheretostart germ", trick is knowing when to stop, lol
and finally Sandra, oh you so need to get your butts over here. I know you work real hard too, but this is sooooo therapeutic. Loving your folk art.
So now I am onto more of my journal pages.
So thats me done today. Oops no it isnt, wanted to share with you this video I found on Northern Soulie Sandras blog. It is so powerful and reminds us that throughout the shittier times in life there is always someone very special looking after us. Be warned, you cant watch this and not cry!!!!!