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31 March 2018

Between Sleeping & Waking

This a collage page in my Wanderlust 2018 journal.

The theme for April is

Using inspiration from Eliza's Art Jar prompts
together with an image & text from her collage sheet
& a photograph I took of a sunrise earlier this year.

Between Sleeping and Waking

This uses another spare page from my Wreck this Journal book.

I used images of Eliza's fragmented word segments to create my found poetry.

"between sleeping and waking.
a consistent and visible sign.
a whisper from above.
today and tomorrow."

The blackbird has been singing so beautifully this Spring,
as he welcomes in the new day.
It has been a joy to listen to him every morning.

The blackbird is taken from a photograph
of a page from my Altered Coaster gluebook from last year.

I also used patterned paper from Brave Girls Club
a Faber-Castell Watercolour pencil &
DecoArt Media Black Gesso

29 March 2018

Perfectly Imperfect

This is another collage page in my Wanderlust journal,
prompted by Kasia's A look in the Mirror lesson,
but my inspiration came from Eliza's collage collection.

Perfectly Imperfect

Apart from Eliza's images,
I also typed & printed the label
& used patterned paper designed by Vanessa Arbuthnott
for The English Paper Company.

28 March 2018

Be in the Moment

A 6x6 inch piece made for the #ArtfulEvidence challenge.

The fourth theme was
Tea or Coffee

Be in the moment

The base is Mixed Media paper by Daler Rowney.

I used
a magazine image for the background
 a blue Dew Drop gem (on her ring)
Ranger Glossy Accents (as nail polish)
Tim Holtz Kraft Paper
Tim Holtz Tissue Tape
letters cut from a newspaper
printed text
& string.

27 March 2018

Follow your Curiosity

A 6x6 inch piece made for the #ArtfulEvidence challenge.

The third theme was

Follow your Curiosity

The base is Mixed Media paper by Daler Rowney.

I used
scraps of printed paper for the background
white tissue paper
a Tim Holtz Paper Doll
Tim Holtz Distress Crayons
(mustard seed, spiced marmalade, vintage photo & walnut stain)
Faber Castell Gelatos (Pistachio)
Stabilo All Black Pencil
abaca & ric rac ribbon
printed text
together with a butterfly from The Graphics Fairy.

06 March 2018

Spread the Joy

A quick 6x6 piece made for the #ArtfulEvidence challenge.

The theme this week is

Adventure is always close at hand

The base is Mixed Media paper by Daler Rowney.

I also used
an image from a magazine
words from a newspaper
image from a notebook
Liquitex Clear Gesso
a Tim Holtz Paper Doll
Dylusions Black Paint Pen
Stabilo All Black Pencil
tissue tape by Tim Holtz

02 March 2018


This a collage page in my Wanderlust 2018 journal.

During the week it was International Hygge Day,
so I wanted a page to reflect this.

Using inspiration from Eliza's Art Jar prompts,
I combined it with a page reflecting a portrait of me,
using another Wreck this Journal page.

This week I have been trapped at home due to heavy snow.

A perfect time to escape the hustle & bustle of everyday life,
as it forced me to rest & reflect,
to be patient,
to refill my jar of hygge.

01 March 2018

'Tis the Season to Grow

This is my One Word card for March.

My word is

March sees bright flowers bursting into colour,
from those tempting green shoots of February.

Crocus flowers
take over where the Snowdrops have been.

Bright sunshine yellow Daffoldils
gently nod their heads in the cool Spring breeze.

The Lilac buds grow even plumper &
little green buds appear on the Silver Birch branches,
soon to unfurl into glossy green leaves.

With March comes hope,
it marks the start of Spring
with all the promises of new life appearing
from the sleepy depths of Winter.

As we awake from the still quiet rest of Winter,
this is a month to grow ourselves,
to continue to become all we hope to be.

My previous One Word cards