...to all of you!!
I had a tough year last year...so I feel like this year will be my year...Iwill try to leave all the bad memories behind and start living again! Ok..easier said than done...but I'm going to give it a try.
...because there is something down there that you are supposed to find.
Skip the blabla about...'here I am again' and 'is it really almost two month since I did a blogpost?'..
No blabla about blogging once a month or once a week....or about getting things done...
I bumped into this quote on Pinterest a while ago and this is more the way I feel now:
Which also means I'm hanging on to my art journaling...
Having two jobs, three kids, a dog and a household...I got a lot of balls to hold up in the air! But I'm getting pretty good in this juggling thing..so now and then I try to sneak in a ball named 'art journaling'...
I started a new 'Teesha Moore-style' journal, cutting up a big sized piece of watercolourpaper and simply binding it with a thread. I feel these journals work the best for me, having different sized pages.
Here is the first page..I even thought of making a 'before' and 'after' picture for you!
This is the page with only a painted background and the collage:
And the finished page:
I have the beginning of the next page also for you...
A lot of penwork still to be done...I hope to get back soon with the final result!
Once, there was a time that I created two or three pages like this in a week...now it is taking me a month to complete three pages.
But..as I am a positive thinker...three is more than creating nothing at all! So, to keep up with my blogging frequency once a month now, here are the newest pages in my pizzabox journal.
It seems like I'm in a flow using 'heads, flowers, birds and butterflies...and some fish!'
I started decorating the cover of my journal too. I decided to give it a metal look, inspired by this video on YouTube:
Omnia Causa Fiunt means: Everything happens for a reason....
There is an extra flap on the right side, where I added some gears to symbolize my brain:
And the back:
As soon as I have finished all the pages in this journal I hope to find a way to bind it all together.
I'm very happy with my last three pages, in my pizzabox journal. I bought some new paint in all the colors of the rainbow and painted twelve new backgrounds in one session...
Three have ended up like this:
...am I getting back into creating art and blogging...
Slowly...very slowly..life is beginning to get some grip on solid ground...
I moved, together with my three kids and my dog, to a new place which we can call home again. We moved back to the village where I grew up as a child...I feel extremely lucky that this little spot on this planet is ours now.
The summerholiday was spent painting...lots of paint!...redecorating, cleaning, packing our stuff and moving.
Now, all the boxes are unpacked! Which means my art journal supplies were screaming at me...Use me! Use me!
Which I did....yeah!
First of all I will show you two pages in my pizzabox journal I made in the beginning of July, before I got all caught up with packing and unpacking my things.
(Body-part is from Crowabout Studio, I'm sorry, I can't remember who I have to credit for the crown...)
And these two pages are made last week:
(Border on the left from Tumblefish Studio)
I hope to be back soon to show you more...I really do! But life can be so unpredictable sometimes...