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16 February 2019

The Sounds of Inspiration

Week 7 in my mixed media collage journal.


The poem uses lines of poetry
& inspiration from just one poem
this week from
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.


I used vintage images from Mary Green
at Green Paper Packages
with printed text,
Time Holtz Design Tape,
Daler-Rowney White Gesso Primer &
Faber-Castell watercolour pencil.


14 February 2019

Discover the true meaning of Love

This is my piece for
Valentines.


I used a That's Crafty ATC Art Shrine
made from 3mm MDF.


I covered the outside with a mixture of
Daler-Rowney white gesso primer
& DecoArt black gesso
over Ranger Texture Paste.


Inside I used Tim Holtz Pocket Cards,
a Paper Doll,
a wooden heart button
covered in more Pocket Card,
Grungeboard numerals
& small crown.


The small crown,
covered in white gesso,
has a few metallic flakes on it.

The numerals were painted with white gesso
then topped with embossing powder
by Personal Impressions
(Hologram Super Sparkle).

The top is fringed with a piece of lace.


The finished piece measures
approx. 11cm x 7.5cm x 4cm.

08 February 2019

Signposts

Week 6 in my mixed media collage journal.


The poem uses lines of poetry
& inspiration from
William Renton
John Davidson
Joel Knight &
Robert Herrick.


I used vintage images from Mary Green
at Green Paper Packages
with printed text,
Daler-Rowney White Gesso Primer,
Dina Wakley Media Glazing Medium &
Faber-Castell watercolour pencils.


I am entering this journal page
for the February monthly challenge
at Canvas Corp Brands.


Check out #ccbchallenge on Instagram
for the other entries.

02 February 2019

If Winter ever ends

Week 5 in my mixed media collage journal
as we start a new month.


The poem uses lines of poetry
& inspiration from
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Mary Robinson
Algernon Charles Swinburne
George Meredith
& Christina Rossetti

I used vintage images from Mary Green
at Green Paper Packages
with printed text,
Daler-Rowney White Gesso Primer,
Dina Wakley Media Glazing Medium,
Faber-Castell watercolour pencils,
& a small white paper flower.

01 February 2019

A Simple List for February

This month's
To Do List
inspired by a regular feature in The Simple Things magazine.

Each month they publish a list of things to try.


Wander around
your local park.

Do your food shopping

somewhere different.

Write down five things

that made you smile.

Write down five things

you're proud of.

Stop every two hours

to focus on your
breathing.

Read a short story

in one go.

.    .    .

I typed my words on background images
from Emily at Sweetly Scrapped
then adhered to Tim Holtz Resist kraft card.

Each card can be used
as a prompt to try something new,
to go on an adventure that month
or just spark your creative imagination.

The cards measure 7.5 cms by 5.5 cms
& they are kept together in an altered matchbox.

26 January 2019

Wherever I Wander

Week 4 in my mixed media collage journal,
paring back 
to find the true meaning
of my art.


The poem uses lines of poetry
& inspiration from
Edward Thomas
Christina Rossetti
Robert Burns
& AE Housman.

I used Tim Holtz Pocket Cards,
a Paper Doll,
Distress Marker
(antique linen),
Tissue Tape,
with printed text,
Faber-Castell watercolour pencil
& a piece of printed decoupage paper.

19 January 2019

Robes of White

Week 3 in my mixed media collage journal.

This year I am using
a book of poetry
to inspire my art
with a project entitled
Poetry Reimagined.

My page this week
takes inspiration from poems by
DH Lawrence
Ralph Waldo Emerson
William Wordsworth
John Clare
& James Thomson.


I used a variety of items by Tim Holtz
Pocket Cards, Tissue Tape,
Remnant Rubs & a Paper Doll
together with
Faber-Castell watercolour pencil in grey,
Stabilo All Pencil in black,
Daler-Rowney white gesso primer,
Deco-Art Black Gesso,
printed text
& label washi tape from Stampington.

12 January 2019

A Vision of Spring

New page in my mixed media collage journal,
inspired by the second week of Wanderlust 2019.

Our current theme is
Typography.


Ideas from Athanasia Papantoniou
were to include staples
& dry letter transfers,
to work vertically down the centre of the page,
leaving space around the edges.
.


This year I am also using
a book of poetry
to inspire my art
with a project entitled
Poetry Reimagined.

Poetry Reimagined
This poem takes inspiration from
Robert Bridges
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Emily Dickinson
Thomas Hardy
& Jean Adams.



I used Tim Holtz Pocket Cards,
& Tissue Tape
together with
Faber-Castell watercolour pencils,
Daler-Rowney white gesso primer,
dry letter transfers,
printed text
& an image from The Graphics Fairy.


05 January 2019

The Lark's on the Wing

The second page in my new journal,
this time inspired by
the first week of Wanderlust 2019.

The first theme is
Typography.

This year I am also using
a book of poetry
to inspire my art
with a project entitled
Poetry Reimagined.

Poetry Reimagined
The first poem takes inspiration from
Robert Browning
Robert Bridges
Francis Thompson
& John Milton.

There is a nod to the new year.

2019

A reference to my
Word for the Year.

reDISCOVERy

I used paper from an old typing manual,
text torn from an old dictionary,
Tim Holtz Pocket Cards,
Tissue Tape & Remnant Rubs,
together with
Faber-Castell watercolour pencils,
Daler-Rowney white gesso primer
& a postcard image from Everything Art.


I have entered this journal page for the
Canvas Corp Brands January Challenge
#ccbchallenge

03 January 2019

reDISCOVERy


reDISCOVERy

This is my word for the year.


A word to focus my thinking,
direct my being
feed my passion
& drive my approach to each day.

Life as I had known it
changed during the last few weeks of 2018.


2019

A year of adventure rediscovering
who I am
what I do
where I go
who I become.


I am creating a moodboard
to collate relevant items
& images to inspire me
& remind me
throughout this year.


This is the first page in my first journal
& a photograph of it
will be the first image placed on it.


My first journal of the year
is a small spiral book by 7 Gypsies
with the word Ledger on the cover.

I used paper from an old typing manual,
a bird image from a magazine,
printed quotes from Hot Off The Press,
decoupage craft paper by Trimcraft,
Dymo word,
Faber-Castell watercolour pencils
& white gesso primer by Daler Rowney.