Sunday, January 29, 2012

Journal Prompts

I am just finishing a 3 week workshop on Digital Journaling given by Jessica Sprague and Nancie Rowe Janitz. It's been a good experience working each day on a journal page from prompts. Here are a few of my finished pages and the prompt/word that we were given  to inspire us.

Words of a song
Inherited from a parent

Lost and Found

I had a lot of fun and enjoyment putting these pages together and would love some feedback.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

More Journal Pages

I've been busy keeping up with the Digital Journaling Class at Jessica Sprague.
The lessons have been a good review for me in various Photoshop techniques.
The photo I used for this page was taken in the summer of 2010 by a very talented local photographer. I added our family's newest addition who was born last May.
 The word of week two of the Art Journal Caravan 2012 was Propinquity. I had to look it up to see what the meaning was! In case you don't know as well it means "nearness of relationship"
I though it would be fun to continue with the story I started about Monimia. Can you guess what her time of need was?

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Digital Art Journaling

Jessica Sprague and Nancie Rowe Janitz are giving a class in Digital Art Journaling which started on Monday. Nancie has created a fantastic set of brushed that create the effect of painting. Our first day we were asked to create a journal page using a heart.

Today the word to journal was Treasure.

Word of the week from the Art Journal Caravan 2012 was Clandestine. That was a bit of a challenge! I decided to have a bit of fun with the LO and create a little story of a sweet young thing having secret meetings with a rake.

The postcard reads My Darling we must meet my heart aches for you. Do you think she meets him?

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

YIKES & Symbols

I have spent the last week or so catching up on finishing projects and starting on some new ones. Most of the new thing are in the digital realm. Art Journal Caravan 2012 started off by asking us to create a symbol for ourselves and make a mind map.
My symbol is a Triguetra - harmony for mind body and spirit.
And my map of where I am going over the next year turned out like this.

Ancient cartographers drew sea monsters and dragons on maps representing unknown territory adding the label "There be dragons". My Mind map is unknown territory entering into the Art Caravan Journey for 2012

I also finished some of Tues. Templates from Jessica Sprague:

And last but not least!

Monday, January 2, 2012

365 Project

I have been thinking about doing the 365 project. In case you don't know what it is....
You take a photo each day and at the end of the year you will have a record of your life. I believed it was first started in 2004, you can read about it here. You can do it digitally  with  Becky Higgins or informally on your own. There are a number of sites that sell 365 templates. I have made my own templates to be used with 8 1/2 x 11 paper and can be printed on most home printers.

As a gift to readers here on my blog  you can download my templates on this site.

Sunday, January 1, 2012


Starting this post with best wishes to all for a Happy and Healthy 2012.

I spent the first day of this year finishing or at least trying to finish up old projects and mending that had been sitting in my studio for awhile.
Feeling quite virtuous and gave myself permission to play and make a layout for a monthly challenge at Deviant Scrap  on courage. I had been thinking about this word and a image kept coming to my mind of a Norman Rockwell painting of a little girl's first day of school.
Courage comes in many sizes. When I think of personal courage I remember this painting by Norman Rockwell of little Ruby Bridges starting her first day of school and breaking the segregation barrier in New Orleans 1960.

Comments are always appreciated.