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  • Two More Pages!

    Two more pages to add to the steadily growing collection! Another painted postcard for journalling on…

    Sea Creatures

    …created using acrylic paint, a stencil and acrylic ink. The black blots remind me of seahorses or maybe glow-worms. What do you think?

    Ancient

    And another page in my recycled journal. This started out as a collage with acrylic paint. I added the scanned person doodle and blended her in, then chose and added the Nelson Mandala quotation using digital text.

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    Digital Magic!

    Todays first image started out as an acrylic painted background in my handmade journal, which I transformed with a bit of digital magic!

    Christmas Background

    When I first created this, I called it ‘Christmas Background’ because I thought the colours looked very festive…

    Surrounded by Paint!

    …then I played digital – adding a digital image of Molly doll and a digital caption to explain why she’s there!

    Image two started out as a simple oil pastel drawing.

    Framed

    It too fell prey to the digital magic that was in the air and it ended up looking like this!

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    Filling the Journal!

    I’m slowly filling my recycled journal! If you look closely you can see the fabric strips down the centre of the page marking the end of one signature and the beginning of another.

    The authentic self...

    I created the background using acrylic paint in layers and used an old credit card to scrape the final layer on which gave it a more textured look. Some of you may recognise the quirky bird on the right. I originally painted it some time last year, but thought it would look good on this page so I added it digitally and blended it in a bit. Lastly I added the quotation using digital text. I love how the coffee creamer lid shape from the previous page makes a perfect frame for the quotation!

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    Therapy Journalling

    This morning I woke up with a head full of thoughts related to my personal therapy yesterday which I wanted to record.

    Therapy Journal

    I wrote the thoughts on the back of a postcard, then painted the other side using acrylic paint.

    Pocket Page

    To keep my thoughts private, I made this little pocket using scrapbooking paper in my handmade journal.

    Then I had a little fit of digital madness!

    Cut and blend!

    I started out cutting and blending several detail images from the ‘Most Success’ journal page…

    Colourful Kaleidoscope!

    …took pieces of the ‘Cut and Blend image and created this Kaleidoscope…

     Purple Kaleidoscope

    …but I had to have one last fiddle and changed the colour to purple. Which one do you like best? I think I like the first one. It reminds me of the patterns and colours in my kaleidoscope when I was a little girl.

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    Journalling Every Day

    In a new effort to inject some discipline into my art making, I’ve joined Lani Gerity’s Morning Pages Daily Art Practice eCourse and am attempting to start journalling every day! But as usual with these things, Im already behind with posting the images, so here goes for a catch up.

    Most Success - Journal Background

    I started by creating this journal background in my recycled journal using acrylic paint, stencils, a coffee creamer seal, a net bag from the grocery shopping, some molding paste and a few homemade stamps

    Fear

    Next I used a photograph of some of the detail from the background (can you spot it?) and added some digital text to it.

    Making the most...

    After reading Soul Mate Dolls: Dollmaking as a Healing Art by Noreen Crone-Findlay, I just had to have a go at making one of her paper dolls. I created her using card, fabric scraps, washi tape and wool, added her to the journal background above with a digital face, then added some digital text to the found text.

    Keep it Simple

    This last image was created in my handmade journal using leftover acrylic paint, a stencil and some digital text. Watch out for more journalling tomorrow!!

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