Wednesday, 8 May 2013

More junk!



Yesterday, in between working (as a school teacher), taking my son to football, collecting my daughter from Drama, walking the dog, and feeding everyone (by everyone I mean the kids, me, the husband, the dog and several small animals), I managed to complete a small page in my *new* junk journal LOL! This page used to be a small cardboard box which contained cereal bars. I just had the sudden urge to paint (which often comes at a most inconvenient time) so this page was completed very quickly in a slap-happy fashion :-)

I used acrylic paints, oil pastels, a stabilo marks-all pencil, and some paint pens to create a messy background, and I scribbled into wet paint with the end of a paintbrush:


Anyone else work in a chaotic mess like this?!


I used my lovely old vintage typewriter to add a phrase to the page. This isn't the most pretty of typewriters, and it's a peculiar colour, but it types well.


I used washi tape to add a previously doodled face from my Art Doodle Love book:


And then hand-wrote the journaling with a dip-pen:



25 comments:

  1. yes, I recognise that chaos, therein lies creativity, which you have in spades. Love the junk journal. and the typewriter!

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  2. Was that all at the same time or three different occasions?? :) Which did you least mind being called?:)

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  3. Fabulous page Kate. Your work space is relatively clean and tidy, some days I have so much on the go that I can't see my desk!

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  4. It is a very clourful and pretty page.
    Liefs, Melanie

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  5. Fabulous Kate, I don't see it as messy, just beautifully creative and full of expression.
    hugs {Brenda} x0x

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  6. I love your slap-happy painting!

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  7. OMG! Love, love, love... your journal ♥♥♥

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  8. I love your junk page! Colorful and lots of fun details to discover. I also love seeing it at scale. I would have thought it to be much larger. A chaotic work space seems to be the norm among artists. I don't know that I've ever seen a tidy artistic work space. At least not one in action. LOL

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  9. i love your backgrounds, all those colours all jumbled around is just great
    Gill x

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  10. An anorak? I think I need more details about that one!

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    1. LOL! OK, here's a definition I found on Urban Dictionary: A person obsessively interested in a thing or topic that doesn't seem to warrant such attention. Haha!

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  11. Hi Kate, LOVE this page :-) and I think you have slightly more room on your desk than I do on mine....XXX

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  12. That is quite mild to what I've been called at school today (I'm a teaching assistant).

    Your page is wonderful and I particularly like your writing using the dip pen.

    :)

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  13. I love, love, love this Kate!!! You are so amazing, and so very inspiring!!! Truly wish we lived closer!!!

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    1. Oh, I so wish we lived closer too Ophelia!

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  14. Slap happy works for me Kate! Love your cheerful and interesting page. Been called the first two plus pages more - teacher forever but never an anorak!
    I thought it was a coat worn by Eskimos so thank you for adding to my knowledge as well as wowing with your bright and zany!
    Keep having fun!

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  15. I don'T know about"anorak" but a witch makes magic and a gypsy is a very colorful and interesting person so I guess you have had great compliments! And as I said when I was young "Sticks and stones will break my bones but names will never hurt me...! great journal page Kate! Have a great day!

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  16. Creative mess is the best kind! Fab page Kate, just ordered Art Doodle Love (thanks for the link) ;o) x

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  17. What can I tell you except absolutely fabulous!! You are the it girl for sure. Your schedule sounds like my daughter - she teaches 5th grade and has 4 kids and is always on the go. Very creative and I love your sentiment - just love it. How do you bind your art journal - excuse me - your junk journal!! Thanks Sugar -
    Sandy

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    1. Hi Sandy,
      Ahh, thanks for your kind words :-) I bound this journal with a bind it all machine, but I didn't want the wires to show, so I covered it with sticky-back canvas (Claudine Hellmuth Studio) which I painted first. Of course, you have to make a 'spine' to go inside the canvas or it would just stick to the spirals!
      Kate

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  18. Another fab page Kate and you dont look like you are working in chaos - that looks positively tidy compared to mine once the paints come out.

    Maybe I should go back to scrapbooking that never made as much mess lol - mind you its not half as much fun though

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  19. fantastic page, Kate, I love it!

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  20. Hopefully only your kids said those things (in jest!) - my boys call me a hobbit now I'm smaller than them so I guess it goes with the territory! Lovely page despite the hectic life - maybe you work better under pressure?!! x

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  21. LOVE this page! LOVE your colors and doodling and hand writing - wish I could write like that! I am too afraid! And YES I work in chaos, too! Need to get off of the computer and clean my latest mess but I first wanted to say how much I LOVE this!

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  22. I love the page!! :)
    lol and i am familiar with the chaotic mess as I usually work sitting cross legged on the floor in front of my cubby where all my art supplies are ;)

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