Friday, December 11, 2009

Some Art Journal Pages

I thought I would share a few more journal pages that I have been working on this week. I am two pages short of being finished in this journal. I am using the small Moleskin Sketchbook with the lilac wrapper. I had to go ahead and do surgery on the thing so that I could close it and the pages would lie somewhat flat. This is the second one in as many months that I have had to do this with. I am trying to get it all finished up so that I can start a new journal.

The next journal will be done in my first online class that I am taking with Mary Ann Moss. A sort of early present to myself. I am so excited. It is called The Remains of the Day. Is that not the most thought provoking name for a journal class?

This is my version of Teesha Moore's journal style. After watching her intriguing videos on U Tube I decided to give it a go. The only thing I could think of journaling about was my incredible new coat I bought. I used some of Nancy's borders from Crowabout. Her digital sheets are so cool.

As the year is winding down I have been doing alot of thinking about what I want to accomplish next year. Setting the goals. The turtle is my reminder that things do not happen overnight. That it is a slow and steady process. The bird is my totem. The thing that reminds me of the track I need to be on, the validates me. Most importantly believe in my muse and she will not fail me.

There are days when you pick up the paper, see something on TV or hear from a friend that make me feel like the world has gone mad. This is my page on that.

This page was created from a lovely piece of mail art that I received from Dianne Adams in Tennessee. Of course she used my favorite shade of blue so I saved it for just the right thing.

Everyonce in a while we have to remember to be silly, laugh, explore. I plan on doing a lot more of that in the new year.

The Soul Journal group has all sorts of daily prompts from Sarah Whitmire. One of them was to write the lyrics of a song you are listening to. I was listening to the Carpenters and You Have Only Just Begun came on. How appropriate as Sarah is getting married this month. These are my brides. Have a Happy Life Sarah!

11 comments:

Terri Kahrs said...

Elizabeth, these pages are magnificent! Each one so very special and filled with meaning and heart. Your "Teesha" page is excellent, and I adore the "brides". I've been thinking about taking Mary Ann's class too - her travel journals blew me away. Hugs, Terri xoxo

Rosie said...

I look forward to coming over and seeing your journal pages, Elizabeth! They are so different and very intriguing... I must have a look at your new class too. I hope you achieve all your goals next year! xo

Eileen W. said...

Hello again, Elizabeth,
These are such amazing journal pages. Your inspired by Teesha lettering is on target!! All of them are so gorgeous and I am loving that blue color too!! I am happy to be in the Soul Journaling group with you- I'm a newbie. ;)

Beverley Baird said...

These are works of art! I love your journal pages. They are very inspiring as well - an excellent message in several of them.
Thanks for sharing them.

Lindart said...

LOVE your pages! The Teesha inspired one reminds me of my journals because I use Nancy's collage pages so much too! I love how you put a bird into your pages - how did you find out that the bird was your totem? I don't know what my totem is, but I've always loved black jaguars. Can't wait to see the next journal! I too am moving onto my next journal, I started in a book that just wasn't condusive to paint and watercolor crayons, so I'm going to make another journal just like my last one. Although I love the Teesha style I've been doing lately, I also like other styles, and want to try new things...but I really like what I've been doing recently...what to do!!LOL! Looking forward to seeing what YOU do!!

indybev said...

When I need inspiration, I always stop by the Last Door Down the Hall. I know I'll find it here. Your journal pages are amazing, and I never tire of exploring your talent. Thank you for sharing with those of us who find our way here!

Redfish Artwork by Vickie Fisher said...

These are great! You make it all looks so pretty. I need to get back to the soul journaling group!!!

Päivi Eerola said...

Very cool pages.

Janny said...

Great pages!

Sarah Whitmire said...

Hi Elizabeth!

I LOVE your "brides page" and am so happy to hear that the Soul Journaling twitter prompts are inspiring to you. Your sweet comments totally made my day!!!

*SOUL HUGS*

Sarah
www.caspiana.com
www.souljournaling.com

Nathalie Thompson said...

I wish I had your dedication (you are SO prolific!). I have many starts, but few journals that have more than a ocuple pages done in each.

Thanks for sharing all of these INSPIRING pages.