Sunday, November 27, 2011

Soul Journal #3

Picking up from the last post, I finished up my Soul Armor and naming my journal. I still feel like there is something missing with the Soul Armor, so I might not be 100% done with that.

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.

I glued all my pieces down and stopped for the day. :)

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Friday, November 25, 2011

Exciting Morning!

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.

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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.

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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Soul Journal #2

I have been working on "claiming my journal" between last night and tonight. I feel like there is still more things that I want to do with it but I am feeling alright with it right now. I will probably end up adding more, but I am stopping for today.

Next I am working on my Soul Armor. I am excited because Sarah has opened up the door to all the possibilities of this armored dude. I am going to gesso and color and paint until my hearts desire. The activity that was meant for this guy was think about the things that I need to protect and nourish my creative spirit. She asks me to think about the things that sustain me and what I would need to shield me from the outside criticism and my inner critic.

One thing that holds me back, A LOT, is my inner critic. I can't say that I am really not worried about what other people think, because sometimes I am - but my biggest downfall is me. So, this little armored guy is going to help me pin point what I can do to help myself get out of my slumps.

I can hardly contain myself with the things that I want to do!

I wanted to get a picture of the entire spread together - it is already starting to come together nicely as it is!

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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Soul Journaling

New Project: Soul Journaling with an amazingly talented Sarah Whitmire on her blog CASPIANA.
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! - This is her blog. - 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!
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Saturday, November 12, 2011

I'm Back. =]

I had deleted my blog because of my ex - and I started another blog. But, I really don't like the other blog, it isn't accessible by my phone and I never really liked the format. So now I am back to and I missed it so! I am starting new journey’s but I am totally ready and back in action. I hope I will be able to keep posting all of my ramblings and projects. I only have a billion going at one time.

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