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12 April 2013

2013 Journal Update

Time to catch up with my 2013 journal, in which I take time to reflect each week & document a memory of a new experience, a new place I visited, a new recipe (whether successful or not) & recording those surprises that delight along the way.

So a quick update on my February pages, starting with the finished spread for early February, when I visited an art exhibition & joined a walking group.

The small copies of the instant camera style photographs are taken from my photography blog.

Then we celebrated Valentines Day & made Carrot Muffins.

I have started to reinforce some of the pages with tape, using Nostalgic tissue tape by Tim Holtz from the idea-ology range, which combines function with beauty. I resisted buying his tape for so long & finally gave in when I saw this set which was perfect for this project. And I love it.

Then I had the lovely surprise of an envelope arriving from Buckingham Palace & attended a First Aid course. The little pocket contains a copy of the Certificate, which adds an interactive element to this page.

March started with a visit to a new coffee shop ...

& Banoffee Cupcakes, then we celebrated Mothers Day.

The recipe tag is held in place by a band of grosgrain ribbon. The picture below shows the reverse side of the tag

I attended an art class with Andy Skinner learning how to get the best out of the Gelli Arts Gel Printing Plate, which was great fun getting messy with paints.

A trip to somewhere new came next.

You can call it a memory keeper or a scrapbook, as it does contain little pieces (scraps) collected, you could call it an art journal, as I am using it to try out new ideas or record new techniques learnt, but I just call it my journal.

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