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11 July 2020

Swimming in a sea of emotion

Week 28 in my
Mellow Kraft
Journal
.


A new month means
a new journal theme from France Papillon
which for July is
Ocean.


The first prompt was
sea me.


A new month also means
a new design focus for my journal,
which for July is
shibui.


From the weekend
pubs, restaurants & cafes,
hairdressers & barbers
were allowed to reopen.

Several have already had to close
due to the spread of the virus.

I am in no hurry to "get back to normal".

For me it will be a waiting game.


I used patterned paper
from Glenda Waterworth
& K-ology Addison patterned paper
from K & Company.


The calendar, fish
& vintage advertisement images
are from the Graphics Fairy.


There are also
photo corners by Paperchase,
a dictionary definition,
words from an old novel,
printed text &
washi tape.

07 July 2020

100 Days of Daily Collage - Week 13

Here is the round up of
week 13 of my
100 Days of Daily Collage
project.

Day 85

I am using a pack of playing cards
which are 2½ by 3½ inches.

Day 86

For collage fodder,
I am using sample squares from
a Vanessa Arbuthnott catalogue,

Day 87

images from an old edition of
The National Trust Handbook

Day 88

& definitions from
Foyle's Further Philavery.

Day 89

Card numbers will be added from these
& other sources.

Day 90

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Day 91

04 July 2020

Pause for a Moment to Reflect

Week 27 in my
Mellow Kraft Journal
so this week I decided to do a summary of the year so far.


My word for 2020 is
Mellow.

I printed out a calendar from the Graphics Fairy,
to use as my colour palette each month.


When this year began,
we had no idea of the world pandemic
which was about to affect all our lives.

It has changed the world we live in,
changed our lives
& altered our futures.

I referenced the stages in my journal
subtly at first,
then ever more directly.

Each month I chose a further word as my focus,
from Japanese aesthetics & design principles.


January was
kintsugi
February was
fukinsei
March was
kanso
April was
seijaku
May was
yƫgen
June was
datsuzoku

I also followed the weekly journal prompts
by France Papillon.


This week the prompt was
talk to yourself

 So each weekly page became an amalgam of all these elements.

There are quotes, hidden words,
images & doodles.

Colour, shapes & patterns.

All this creates a journal,
which is very personal
& very meaningful to me.


In this moment I stop & pause
to reflect & absorb,
before moving forward again.

On this page
 are photo corners by Paperchase,
printed text,
doodles with a Sakura Pigma pen,
words cut from an old novel,
a Paper Doll by Tim Holtz
 & washi tape.

30 June 2020

100 Days of Daily Collage - Week 12

Here is the round up of
week 12 of my
100 Days of Daily Collage
project.

Day 78

I am using a pack of playing cards
which are 2½ by 3½ inches.

Day 79

For collage fodder,
I am using sample squares from
a Vanessa Arbuthnott catalogue,

Day 80

images from an old edition of
The National Trust Handbook

Day 81

& definitions from
Foyle's Further Philavery.

Day 82

Card numbers will be added from these
& other sources.

Day 83

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Day 84

28 June 2020

Break the Chain

Week 26 in my
Mellow Kraft
Journal
.


Week 26 must mean we have reached
the midpoint of the year.


The journal prompt this week
from France Papillon,
continuing on the theme
of powerful confidence,
is
picture time.

Include a recent photograph of yourself
-
like that was ever going to happen.


I used patterned paper
from Glenda Waterworth
& patterned paper
from The English Paper Company.


There are also
photo corners by Paperchase,
printed text,
a butterfly image from
Shawn Petite,
washi tape &
some pink glitter gems.



23 June 2020

100 Days of Daily Collage - Week 11

Here is the round up of
week 11 of my
100 Days of Daily Collage
project.

Day 71

I am using a pack of playing cards
which are 2½ by 3½ inches.

Day 72

For collage fodder,
I am using sample squares from
a Vanessa Arbuthnott catalogue,

Day 73

images from an old edition of
The National Trust Handbook

Day 74

& definitions from
Foyle's Further Philavery.

Day 75

Card numbers will be added from these
& other sources.

Day 76

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Day 77

19 June 2020

Play your Part

Week 25 in my
Mellow Kraft
Journal
.


The journal prompt this week
from France Papillon,
continuing on the theme
of powerful confidence,
is
my perfections.


Boasting about anything
is not in my DNA,
so I had a quick think about how
I would currently
describe myself.



I used patterned paper
from Glenda Waterworth
& patterned paper
from The English Paper Company.


There are also
photo corners by Paperchase,
a Tim Holtz Paper Doll,
words from an old novel,
printed text,
washi tape
& doodling with a
white Posca Paint Pen.


17 June 2020

100 Days of Daily Collage - Week 10

Here is the round up of
week 10 of my
100 Days of Daily Collage
project.

Day 64

I am using a pack of playing cards
which are 2½ by 3½ inches.

Day 65

For collage fodder,
I am using sample squares from
a Vanessa Arbuthnott catalogue,

Day 66

images from an old edition of
The National Trust Handbook

Day 67

& definitions from
Foyle's Further Philavery.

Day 68

Card numbers will be added from these
& other sources.

Day 69

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for daily posts.

Day 70