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    It’s Friday again, and I’m joining with Tammy from Daisy Yellow on her link-love mission.

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    Today Tammy suggests we link to 5 of our favourite topics… so here goes.

    Healing and Natural Living:
    I love reading Rose’s blog Walk in the Woods and looking at all her beautiful photographs of the things that she makes. Rose has a home-based holistic wellness practice and creative studio, and blogs about her daily life.

    The Tiny Buddha site run by Lori Deschene is a wonderful place to get daily inspiration and encouragement.

    Hand Made Books
    Robin creates the most amazing hand made books and journals – wonderful inspiration if you’re a compulsive bookmaker like me!

    Journalling and Mixed Media
    Rhomany’s blog is a wonderful and constant source of information and inspiration on all aspects of journalling and mixed media artwork.

    Self-Care and Inner Exploration
    Liz is a teacher, author and artist. I’m currently working through her book, ‘Inner Excavation’, for which she has blog posts and videos from a free read along she hosted last year here. Brilliant!

    I’ve already had a sneak peek at some of the other links out there, but I’m off to have a proper look now. See you tomorrow!

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    By on Friday August 9th, 2013 at 22:20 in Artistic Ramblings, Blogalong with Effy, Link Love - Comments Off on More Link Love!

    I Begin…

    The 1st of August has arrived bringing with it the start of Effy’s challenge to blogalong with her for 30 days in August. There’s still time to join in if you haven’t already, just click on the link below.


    Being a little slow off the mark, I have just decided to join in Effy’s Inner Excavate Along where she is going through Liz Lamoreux’s book Inner Excavation. Effy has nearly finished, but I’m just starting …. O well as Effy says, I own the book so I can work through it whenever I like :).

    Anyhow… after reading all the ideas and suggestions in chapter 1, I decided to create a word poem using a few of the words on the pages of my recycled journal. Originally I thought I’d add some joining words between the words on the page, but on reflection, I decided that would be overkill and have bravely left them stark and suggestive. I hope you like them.

    I Begin... - Inner Excavation, Chapter 1

    I started out by very careful covering the words I wanted to use in masking fluid. Once that was dry, I covered the pages with a thick layer of gesso, then started adding layers of acrylic paint, stencilling and stamping. When I was happy with the result, I carefully peeled off the masking fluid to reveal the words, then added my theme ‘I Begin…’ using die cut letters.

    I’m off to see what everyone else has been up to now. See you tomorrow!

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