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14 February 2020

To Talk & Laugh

Week 7 in my
Mellow Kraft
Journal
,
my art project for 2020.


The journal prompt this week
from France Papillon was
love.


I used a Tim Holtz Paper Doll,
Tim Holtz Doo-Dad words,
torn dictionary paper,
words cut from an old novel,
printed text &
K-ology Hannah patterned paper.


I used a white Posca pen,
Distress Marker (black soot),
black Sakura Pigma Micron pen,
photo corners by Paperchase,
& washi tape.


For the bases of the
Art Journal Card & Inchies I used
Tim Holtz idea-ology kraft paper stash.


This year I am delving deeper
into Japanese Principles.


January was kintsugi,
February is fukinsei.

For more details see here.


06 February 2020

Pride & Prejudice

Week 6 in my
Mellow Kraft
Journal
,
my art project for 2020.


The journal prompt this week
from France Papillon was
book or tv.


So I had no choice really
but dedicate my journal page to the book
(you know the one)
which I use in my art projects.


For the bases of the
Art Journal Card & Inchies I used
Tim Holtz idea-ology kraft paper stash.

I used torn dictionary paper,
words cut from an old novel,
printed text &
K-ology Hannah patterned paper.


The calendar image is
from The Graphics Fairy,
as are the rose & dove images.


I used a white Posca pen,
a Dymo Omega label,
photo corners by Paperchase,
&
washi tape.

31 January 2020

Leaving the Past Behind

Week 5 in my
Mellow Kraft
Journal
,
my art project for 2020.


The journal prompt this week
from France Papillon was
Me, version 2021.


If we jump forward to a year from now,
what message would we give our current selves.

What would our future selves
feel proud about achieving during 2020
& what things would we be happy
to have left behind.


I also used a graphic from
Nicole Warrington
on the reverse of the art journal card.


I used a Tim Holtz Paper Doll,
Distress Marker (black soot),
black Sakura Pigma Micron pen,
 photo corners by Paperchase,
washi tape
&
Tim Holtz idea-ology kraft paper stash
for the bases of the
Art Journal Cards & Inchies.


I used torn dictionary paper,
words cut from an old novel,
printed text &
K-ology Addison patterned paper.

25 January 2020

The True Secret of Happiness

Week 4 in my
Mellow Kraft
Journal
,
my art project for 2020.


I used torn dictionary paper,
words cut from an old novel
& printed text.

The patterned paper is K-ology Addison.


I used a Tim Holtz Paper Doll &
a Distress Marker (black soot).

The journal prompt this week
from France Papillon was
Now that ...


I chose to use a quotation by William Morris.


"The true secret
of happiness
lies in taking
a genuine interest
in all the details
of daily life.
"

I found the poem this week on display
in a hospital waiting room,
on a noticeboard about memory loss.


The butterfly & caterpillars were cut out
from this week's Waitrose & Partners
Weekend newspaper.

The illustrations are by
Ann Edwards.


Change is something that is inevitable
& whilst it may not always be welcome,
it should never be feared.


I also used a black Sakura Pigma Micron pen,
 & photo corners by Paperchase.

I am using Tim Holtz idea-ology kraft paper stash
for the bases of the
Art Journal Cards & Inchies.

18 January 2020

Working Together, Growing Together

Week 3 in my
Mellow Kraft
Journal,
my art project for 2020.


I used torn dictionary paper,
words cut from an old novel
& printed text.

The patterned paper is K-ology Addison.


I used Tim Holtz idea-ology kraft paper stash
for the bases of the
Art Journal Card & Inchies.


I used a Tim Holtz Paper Doll &
a Distress Marker (black soot).


The butterfly image is from
The Graphics Fairy.


I also used a black Sakura Pigma Micron pen,
photo corners by Paperchase
& a piece of denim.

11 January 2020

Be kind

Week 2 in my
Mellow Kraft
Journal,
my art project for 2020.


I used torn dictionary paper,
words cut from an old novel
& printed text.

The patterned paper is K-ology Addison.

I used Tim Holtz idea-ology kraft paper stash
for the bases of the
Art Journal Card & Inchies.

I used a Paper Doll,
also by Tim Holtz,
with washi tape,
a black Sakura Pigma Micron pen
& photo corners by Paperchase.

The calendar & birds images
are from The Graphics Fairy.



05 January 2020

The Kindness of Strangers

Prompt 5 for Dina Wakley's
Year of Gratitude
challenge is
Kindness.



I used a Dina Wakley Media Stencil
with a black Sakura Pigma Micron pen,
together with a Tim Holtz Paper Doll,
words cut out from an old edition
of Pride & Prejudice
on Tim Holtz Resist Kraft Paper
& a number 5 sticker.

I am working in a small Black Cloth Hardback Sketchbook
by Seawhite of Brighton.

The paper is 140gsm.

03 January 2020

A Mellow Year

The start of my
Mellow Kraft
Journal
my art project for 2020.


Creating one page a week
throughout the year,
using a format that enables me
to create individual pieces
during each week
& pulling it all together
on the final day.

I used torn dictionary paper,
words cut from an old novel
& printed text.

The patterned paper is K-ology Addison.

I used Tim Holtz idea-ology kraft paper stash
for the bases of the Art Journal Cards
& Inchies.

A Dymo Omega label,
washi tape,
gems,
a black Sakura Pigma Micron pen
& photo corners by Paperchase.

The butterfly image is from Dover.

I have not joined Wanderlust
at Everything Art this year,
a purposeful decision to enable me
to work freely in my own style
& to my own timetable.

Recommended reading
The principles of kintsugi

31 December 2019

Time to Create

Prompt 4 for Dina Wakley's
Year of Gratitude
challenge is
Creativity.



I used Dina Wakley Blank Media Tape &
Dina Wakley Media Ruby acrylic paint.

I used three of my own handmade stamps.

There is an image from Michelle Ward,
pieces of Tim Holtz Pocket Cards,
Tim Holtz Distress Marker &
words are cut out from an old edition
of Pride & Prejudice.

I am working in a small Black Cloth Hardback Sketchbook
by Seawhite of Brighton.

The paper is 140gsm.

28 December 2019

Poetry ReImagined Finale

The finale of my
Poetry ReImagined
project in my mixed media collage journal.


I used Daler-Rowney Gesso Primer,
Faber-Castell watercolour pencils,
the girl & boy images from the Graphics Fairy,
the Bingo card from Red Lead Paperworks
design & tissue tape by Tim Holtz
& printed text.


with hope for spring
red leaves have fallen
berries ripe for eating
feed the hungry birds
awaiting brighter days



the short dark days
the rain that fell
from thickly clouded skies
through depths of water
so greatly gathered all around

all is changed
future still uncertain
but my love remains
my heart grows stronger
with each passing day