Wednesday, 18 August 2010

WHAT A WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY ...

Not wonderful because anything particular has happened, but the sun is having a go at shining and I've got a clear day ahead of me in which anything might happen, including a trip to Ikea! On my workdesk is one of three "artist sketchbooks" bought on special offer from Sainsburys. You won't be remotely surprised to learn that these will become art journals, and I've been decorating the cover of one - they come with a blank, white gessoed cover with that express purpose. I gave this one a coat of paint and collaged it until it looked done, which it just about is.
Here's a close-up view - I should add that the pages are about A5. I've enjoyed my A4 pages but found them just a touch big (and therefore intimidating) where my original ones were a bit small. Am therefore hoping that this size will be (as Goldilocks said) "just right". The initiated among you will notice a number of Artchix images on the cover ....
And here it is, open at a blank page, inviting me to fill it up. Think I will do the first one as a title (have decided all my journals will have one) and this will be called "talking to myself". Maybe later I'll get a chance to prep some pages and play about with inks and crayons and stuff ..... I'll be back to look at some desks then!

Several people have left messages asking questions - if you do so via the email in my profile I'll do my best to respond, but if you only comment and don't have an email in your profile then it gets a bit complicated!!

42 comments:

Alix said...

thats the first sign on madness you know...and i thought you were well past that ;0)
xxx

Wipso said...

Really love how you've done the cover of your book. Lovely colours.
A x

Cardarian said...

I see many art journals and it seems to be a fun thing to do - might have a go! I am inetersted what are those words and sentences you have there... are they stamped or computer generated???
Always fun to snoop around your desk!
Hugs,
Cardarian

Sam said...

Wow! I love your blog! I have just started art journalling too and your pages are what I'm trying to aspire to! I love your style and the colours. I to am finding acrylic paint a little to grainy to draw over so I might give those crayons a go. Also can I ask where you get your collage sheets from please? They look fab x

Cath Wilson said...

Ooh, love that cover and especially the colours - my favourites. Must crack on with my journals and especially the new books I bought in prep for the ensuing madness. Happy WOYWW!

Biskit said...

That looks fabulous and to have a clear day to work in it...heaven!

Twiglet said...

I love those colours and there always seems to be lots to look at on those little journal covers!!

Nicki said...

Im liking this! its looking good, lovely colour too!
Nicki
x

Helen said...

Great journals, have fun filling them in.

Tess said...

Hi Rosie, Love your desk amnd the journal cover. The title sounds interesting.

Happy1234 said...

It looks great - can I be nosey and ask where did you get all your collage pictures from in your file?

Happy1234 said...

Also just wanted to ask which pens do you use to do your doodling and writing over the top? do they work ok over all the paint etc?

Artyjen said...

So wish I was off to Ikea! My nearest is 2 and half hours away so don't go often!! :(
Great deco on the book
xoxo Sioux

Juls said...

such a great crafty space!! Love all your pink storage boxes!!!!

wow your book is amazing, love the colour, the gorgeous mix of vintage images...stunning!

TFS Hugs Juls

Bluefairy4U said...

Really love the way you have done the cover of your journal really creative ideas. hugs Jo.xxx

Sue said...

Hi Rosie
oh another one going to Ikea i feel like im missin out!! luv the journal. thanks for the snoop, have a great WOYWW, sue,x

Traceyr said...

Brilliant journal cover. I love the blue colour and the images are wonderful. Hope you get on ok with this size.

:)

Darcy said...

oooo I can see I need a trip to sainsburys, thanks for the tip. i don't actually need more book, but you can never have enough lol

Spyder said...

really is a lovely colour (your cover)
love the art work too! Have a great WoYWW!! ((Lyn))

Alisonw30 said...

Lovely book cover. Have a great week x

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Love the cover of your book, can't wait to see what you create on the inside!

xx

Toodles and Binks (Galaxy Girl from UK STampers) said...

that looks fabbie.

Joanne said...

I love that journal. I want to alter one for my step daughter and didn't think to use gesso. I will now, thanks.
Luv Joanne xx

Chrissie said...

Beautiful, tidy and very organised!
Chrissie

MAGPIE said...

Hope Ikea had what you wanted !!!!
Love your cover of your perfect size journal

I have managed a 3x3 journal.. how brave was that and it was just one page..... I may try one a bit bigger.. Yours are super and even better in real life....

Deezines Art said...

Hi Rosie - lovely book cover, I really love those colours - Jacqueline xx

Kay said...

Love the cover of the book, it looks amazing. A5 is a nice size, I think. A4 is more for a projecty type thing, and smaller tends to cramp my style a bit so I think you will be happy with A5. Have fun with them.

Tracy Evans said...

Love your journal and the cover is gorgeous, might have to take a visit to Sainsbury's LOL. Have a good evening, Tracy Evans x

Heather x said...

I find myself talking to myself often....usually cos the kids ain't listening lol.
Thanks for sharing babe :)
*hugs* Heather x

Sunshine Girl said...

Great journals there and hope you had a great Wednesday and enjoyed your trip to Ikea!

Sid said...

Organised, busy and great book !!

judie said...

gorjuss journal, so lush

hope you enjoyed your day at ikea

hugs
judie xx

Claireliz said...

great desk there, thanks for sharing
C
xx

Becky H said...

Very beautiful cover!

Carola Bartz said...

I really like how you decorated the cover of your new journal. The ArtChix pictures look great in there! Enjoy filling the journal by talking to yourself! (great title)

Morti said...

what fabulous work - certainly inspiring! Thanks for sharing it with us....

Linda said...

What a delectable cover Rosie; so much to admire (esp the colour :-)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

The first page is a good place for a title. Of course, I don't journal, so I will have to take your word for it. Sorry I'm late to WOYWW, but I have contracted a computer virus. It's still not fixed, but I had to make sure I wasn't infecting anyone.

angeleef said...

This all looks so great! Really invites you to read. If you would ever to publish a book, I would sooo buy it!
Happy belated WOYWW
** Evi **
I have some blogcandy over at my blog, would love for you to join in!

Violets Corner said...

Oh that looks interesting!

Hugs
Maarit

She said...

Love seeing your Journals Rosie, the cover looks fantastic. S x

Anonymous said...

Hey,
Absolutly Love all Your Pages,
But How Did You Do the Letters For 'Point of Veiw'
Thankss x