Friday, December 9, 2011
So I bought it, and bought some new yarn and away I went.
After watching a few video's on YouTube, I caught the hang of it and I was done with a scarf in less than a few hours total. I couldn't believe it.
When I worked on my scarf and did the broomstick stictch, it took forever! But I was done with this in little to no time.
Now I am on scarf number two, anyone need one!? LoL.
Pinterest has captured my attention and now I can add that to my addiction list.
They gave me the idea of making a book mark out of paint sample swatches you can get from Wal-Mart.
So away I went.
It's just a tester.
My cat, Victoria, got a hold of it and now it does not have that last light pink color anymore.
Thursday, December 8, 2011
I didn't find it difficult to fill in the two massive white pages.
Once I was finished writing, I taped over both pages with my different kinds of tape but I left a little bit of writing uncovered. Nothing too revealing, however. :)
I then put one layer of gesso on the page. While I was smoothing the tape down, one of the pages ripped off the binding so I tapped it back in, hence the black and white tape. I didn't feel like covering it, so I didn't!
The next step was to cover the pages in a darker shade of paint, which I did.
My pages don't look exactly like Sarah's, but I think it will be okay, since you can still see some writing and tape.
I also did a few steps from day's 5, 6 and 9!
After painting the page a dark color, she gave us a "treasure hunt" list of sorts. She had us find several things in any magazine. I don't remember the exact number of items, but I threw in a few more things because my pages seem to be bigger then what she is working with.
After gluing the pictures down, she asked that we go over with a lighter color, which I chose yellow, not thinking they would blend (duh) to green.
I am not finished with either of these pages yet!!
I love how she has things spread out, and I am on my own time. Everything looks different after a few days away! Pin It
Sunday, November 27, 2011
If anyone has suggestions please let me know.
I painted my back ground a dark blue, and then I blotted. My scavenger hunt was successful, but because my page is a little bit bigger than the Sarah used, I cut a few more squares out.
Friday, November 25, 2011
I woke up to find I had won Mrs. Michelle LaPoint Rydell's handmade journal!
I am so excited. You guys should hop on over to her blog - she is absolutely amazing!
I can't wait!
Please visit her blog, "Inspiration Everywhere." She is truly awesome.
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Since I can't always work on my art journal or some days I feel like doing something different but creative - I color.
It is actually quite relaxing and usually after a difficult picture I feel more relaxed.
I recommend it. And it's so much cheaper then therapy sessions.
Saturday, November 19, 2011
This lady is a doll and she's is so creative! I am working on her free classes right now, and once I am done with those I will be moving on to her next paid class.
I had this book laying around that I had bought on a whim from Wal-Mart - it is roughly an 8 X 11. BIG white pages tend to make me very nervous but I can't help but feel excited as well for all the prospects of this book!
Whenever I first open a new book, my mind races with all the possibilities that these pages can hold. I get so excited with new ideas and the prospect of being able to work on all the projects I have been wanting to do.
Soul Journaling's first step was to glue random dictionary pages or book pages to a few of the pages in your journal, starting with the inside cover. On the cover and the first page I used a Farmer's Almanac, on the second and third page I used an old dictionary and on the next two pages I used pages from an old Twilight book (not my own, this one was given to me!).
I had a lot of fun just ripping and using my Modge Podge to paste the ripped pieces as I pleased. It is quite a calming practice.
The second step to Soul Journaling was to use the prompt, "Today I feel," with a permanent black marker and fill up the pages that I glued ripped pages to. At first, I was like, "This is going to be difficult because today wasn't really exciting. I feel nothing." But once I actually got started, my marker couldn't keep up with the thoughts that were pouring out of my mind. Whenever I came to the end of a subject I just started the next sentence with, "Today I feel," and the words came rushing out again.
The next step was to cover the pages with gesso, which I happily did because I LOVE gesso.
I will be starting the "Claim Your Journal," step soon - probably as soon as I am done updating this! Sarah has the classes set up as daily activities. I mix things up however, and do some of Day 2 on Day 3 and ect. There are breaks between activities but not exactly how Sarah has them set up - which by her directions is okay. :) So these pictures are over the course of a couple of days.
I would love to have a tag like she has on her blog, but I don't think that I can get it until I actually pay for the classes, which is okay. So I will include a link to her blog so you can try it out too!
http://www.caspiana.com - This is her blog.
http://www.souljournaling.com - This is the Soul Journaling Free Classes and the links needed to get to her paid classes. And from what I've seen so far, it's going to be worth it - she's awesome!
Saturday, November 12, 2011
I have dropped out of the Traveling Art Journal group because my journal was lost. There is really no point of me creating in other people’s journals when I wont be getting mine back.
So, yay! =) Pin It