Wednesday, 7 July 2010

BELATED WEDNESDAY


I'm back from Italy and this is what's on my desk today ... inspired by this blog, I've been planning to start an art journal for some time. Something is going on in my life which got me starting work on it, because there was something I really wanted to say. I've used this cover that I made some time ago to hold loose leaf water-colour papers, which is a sewn project of fabric around pelmet stiffener.

I've admired Kate's work for some time, and hope my page is only inspired by and not copied from her ideas. Working on watercolour paper I coloured it with Distress Inks and then added some spray inks, collage items, the heading, and the stamped Madonna. The pages are only 4 1/2 by 6" so its a relatively small space to work in.

This is the finished page - a combination 0f doodling, collage and stamping - all the elements I love. It's very personal, but I guess that's how it should be ... I wouldn't share it if I didn't want to.

If you want to see other (even more interesting) desks, which are boldly displayed every Wednesday, get on over to the WOYWW Queen Julia to find out more ...

15 comments:

Alix said...

hope you find the journal healing, hon...and if you need a hug...you know where i am {{{{rosie}}}}

Piddawinkle said...

love your page and the cover, looks really great, sorry you are sad at the mo', but being positive is always a good start,

minnie_mac said...

Your journalling is fantastic, and I hope the sun will be shining for you soon.

Marilyn
x

Sue said...

Hi
gourgeous journal page, lovely book, have good eve, sue,x

Deezines Art said...

Hi Rosie, glad to see you back. Sorry you are not feeling so good - you know I am just down the road if you want a bit of company and a chat sometime - Jacqueline xx.

Tess said...

Hi Rosie,
Sorry you are feeling blue. It must be something in the air as I am not quite myself either. For me it is the rain causing arthritis pain. I love your journal page and the word Hope is a great starter for what will be a wonderful journy between you and your journal. Happy thoughts sent your way. Share when and what you can. We are here for you....
Tess

thekathrynwheel said...

Wow, I love your first steps into journaling. Sorry to hear you are under parr, but journaling can be a great way to heal so keep it up :-) I love your first page - it looks great and feels honest and that is really quite hard to achieve I think. Look forward to following your progress. Thanks for the linky shout :-)
Kate x

Julia Dunnit said...

The journal is fab and I don't doubt for a mo that the process of page creation is very theraputic. It is a lovely page. And you know what - there is always hope, light and love. Honest.

Claireliz said...

love your journal, very beautiful :)
C
xx

Twiglet said...

Such a lovely journal - crafting always gives me a boost. Its so nice to see the results of your efforts.

Linda said...

Thats a great journal page Rosie...I especially love the background colours (and I think I recognise that stamp :-)
You know I'm thinking of you and sending lots of love and hugs.
Linda xxx

Sunshine Girl said...

Lovely journal page - glad its cheered up making it.

Anneliese said...

OOh you'll be SOooo good at journalling if all your other work is anything to go by xx Looks gorgeous !

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Stunning journal page. I know Kate and the gang are cheering you on just like we at WOYWW are. Hope is always a good way to start a journal page, whether it's your first or 50th. I love the colors you chose, too.

So glad you are back, and hang in there. I bet you feel better already! Sorry I'm so late getting here. It's been harder and harder to keep up since WOYWW exploded with people. Again, feel better soon and happy BElateD WOYWW.

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