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17 January 2018

The Journey

Another piece in my Wanderlust art journal,
this time inspired by Jamie's video.


I am using spare pages from my Wreck this Journal book
& these two pages seemed to fit well with the wandering path theme.


I printed out text & cut out four circular shapes from kraft paper.


The path was drawn in with a black Stablio All pencil
& blended with a water brush.

08 January 2018

A Path to Contemplation

Another collage page in my Wanderlust art journal,
using a few of Eliza's collage images,
together with one of my own photographs.


I am using up spare pages from my Wreck this Journal book for these Art Jar collage pages.

Take the road less travelled,
it will make all the difference.

Words adapted from a poem by Robert Frost entitled The Road Not Taken.

06 January 2018

Finding my Path

A collage page in my Wanderlust art journal,
using a few of Eliza's collage images,
together with one of my own photographs.


I am using up spare pages from my Wreck this Journal book for these Art Jar collage pages.


The quotation is by Cheryl Strayed.

"When the path reveals itself,
follow it."


The background image & other elements are from Eliza's Collage Collection,
with the exception of the arrow shapes cut from Tim Holtz Resist Kraft paper.


I have also made an index of the course themes on another page.


The covers for my journal were made back in October.


I used images supplied by Kasia.


I used fruit tea to stain some cotton for this page,
adding texture & fragrance.


More fruit tea stained pages, this time watercolour paper.


On the inside of the back cover,
I made a pocket to keep all the little pieces of collage paper.


The journal is divided into sections,
reflecting the monthly themes,
with a book ring binding so I can take pages out to work on,
with room to expand with any dimensional elements.

01 January 2018

Pause for Thought

This is my One Word card for January.


My word is
Thought.

A new year,
a fresh beginning,
a clean slate,
which means it is time to pause for thought.

Whether you have drawn up New Years Resolutions,
made plans for the year ahead,
this month we all seem to find ourselves in both a reflective,
yet forward looking mood.

The passage from Pride & Prejudice
on which this contemplative lad stands, says
"with thoughts that could rest on nothing".

If you are struggling this month to make a decision,
try a simple exercise in free writing
to see if that helps bring clarity to your thoughts.

Writing down our thoughts, without censure,
is a great way to understanding what our subconscious is trying to tell us.

The image used is a Paper Doll from Tim Holtz.

My previous One Word cards

24 December 2017

Open your Heart


The final word is
Love.


I had to use the inside of the back cover for the last day.


With two small tags in a pocket.


I hope you enjoyed following Advent with me.


Throughout this project I used:-

Scraps of patterned papers from a
Busy Scrapper's Solution Vintage Papers Kit
by Hot off the Press Inc.

Images taken from an old edition of
together with individual letters to spell out each word.

Word definitions torn from an old English Dictionary.

Printed text
&
Mod Podge.

The small album by 7 Gypsies is approx 4½ inches across
& 2½ inches high.

23 December 2017

Surrounded by Splendour


Today's word is
Glory.



Throughout this project I am using:-

Scraps of patterned papers from a
Busy Scrapper's Solution Vintage Papers Kit
by Hot off the Press Inc.

Images taken from an old edition of
together with individual letters to spell out each word.

Word definitions torn from an old English Dictionary.

Printed text
&
Mod Podge.

The small album by 7 Gypsies is approx 4½ inches across
& 2½ inches high.

22 December 2017

Love is just a Word ...


Two pages today, because I used one quotation across both pages,
it makes more sense to see them together.

Yesterday's word was
Word
& today's word is
Messiah.


"Love is just a word ...


until someone comes along & gives it meaning."
Paulo Coelho

Throughout this project I am using:-

Scraps of patterned papers from a
Busy Scrapper's Solution Vintage Papers Kit
by Hot off the Press Inc.

Images taken from an old edition of
together with individual letters to spell out each word.

Word definitions torn from an old English Dictionary.

Printed text
&
Mod Podge.

The small album by 7 Gypsies is approx 4½ inches across
& 2½ inches high.

20 December 2017

Finding Direction


Today's word is
Star.



Throughout this project I am using:-

Scraps of patterned papers from a
Busy Scrapper's Solution Vintage Papers Kit
by Hot off the Press Inc.

Images taken from an old edition of
together with individual letters to spell out each word.

Word definitions torn from an old English Dictionary.

Printed text
&
Mod Podge.

The small album by 7 Gypsies is approx 4½ inches across
& 2½ inches high.

19 December 2017

The Power of Three


Today's word is
Holy.



Throughout this project I am using:-

Scraps of patterned papers from a
Busy Scrapper's Solution Vintage Papers Kit
by Hot off the Press Inc.

Images taken from an old edition of
together with individual letters to spell out each word.

Word definitions torn from an old English Dictionary.

Printed text
&
Mod Podge.

The small album by 7 Gypsies is approx 4½ inches across
& 2½ inches high.

18 December 2017

Shine Brightly


Today's word is
Light.



Throughout this project I am using:-

Scraps of patterned papers from a
Busy Scrapper's Solution Vintage Papers Kit
by Hot off the Press Inc.

Images taken from an old edition of
together with individual letters to spell out each word.

Word definitions torn from an old English Dictionary.

Printed text
&
Mod Podge.

The small album by 7 Gypsies is approx 4½ inches across
& 2½ inches high.