Saturday, 16 May 2020

Live art journaling class!

Who would have thought a few months ago, that we would all be asked to stay home, stay safe, be alert etc? I never imagined that ALL of my art classes would be cancelled for the foreseeable future but here we are. And we're all still hungry to make art! Probably even more so.

Following on from filming my journal soup 3 class it seemed that many of you wanted to art journal along in a live class, with a bit of chit chat along the way. So, next Wednesday that is what I'll be doing at 2.30pm GMT - WHICH IS 3.30 UK TIME.

You can expect some colourful, relaxed, messy art journaling and all the details (including supplies list) can be seen on the class description *here*.

Thanks to you all for your amazing support. See you next Wednesday!

Friday, 15 May 2020

NEW colours!!

Well Dressed Fish by me! for Carabelle Studio

I was lucky enough to be sent some FABULOUS new watercolours this week as a gift from a friend, and they are the cutest thing EVER :-) These are the wonderful watercolour mini dots by Daniel Smith, from Colourstock Benelux. For small dots of paint they certainly pack a punch!

You might have seen in previous posts that I'm currently putting together random pages for a junk journal, which I'm having a lot of creative fun with. I love the randomness of working like this, and the overlapping different size pages.

I put my coloured fish on a scrap from an old Gel Press print, and I like the way he hangs off the edge of the page! Too big for his boots ;-)

Just look at the cuteness of these colour dot cards, with their fabulous little quotes! Great for journaling on the go too.

Right, I'll be back later with some news about an on-line LIVE art journaling class I'm going to be doing next week ... watch this space!

Monday, 11 May 2020

Expressive art journaling.

Just a few pages from my Joggles disc-bound loose-leaf journal (great for mucky pups!) I didn't intend it to be, but it is turning into a journal all about the pandemic and the effects on us as a family.

Art is an expression of yourself whether you like it or not! Every time you add something to the page it is saying something about you.

I have been hugely inspired by the Wanderlust course this year, and due to the pandemic I have had plenty of time to watch the videos and play along, so there is a lot of Wanderlust inspiration in these pages.

Have you been watching Grayson Perry's Art Club (Channel 4, Monday 8pm - UK). If not then do, it's fabulous! And he comes out with some great and profound quotes, in a very relaxed way. In week one he said something like ... 'making art is like setting your ideas in concrete'. True.

Unintentionally butterflies keep appearing on my pages ...  maybe because they represent freedom ... 

And I found this great little quote in a very tiny dictionary I got from an antiques store/junk shop. Doesn't this just sum things up at the moment?

What day is it anyway?!

And here is this coming week's project. Another junk journal taking shape. I've got my signatures ready but I'm going to bind it properly this time (I cheated last time and used my sewing machine) and put these inside a vintage dictionary cover. Watch this space ... !

Saturday, 2 May 2020

National Scrapbooking Day challenge!

It's National Scrapbooking day. Who knew?! There's a day for everything! Over at Carabelle Studio we are celebrating the occasion with challenges and games that you can all join in, and all the details are on **social media**

I'm up first with a journal page (of cours) and I tried to keep it as accessible as possible, so no specialist tools or equipment required - just some straightforward ideas to create a page. Over on the **group on facebook** I have shared a full step-by-step video on how I created this page from start to finish, so please do check it out.

Hope you will join in ... something to do on another lock-down weekend .....

Thursday, 30 April 2020

Art journaling the pandemic....

I love working in my messy, hand-bound scruffy little journal. This has been my go-to 'no-pressure' lock-down journal. It will forever remind me of these peculiar times. 

I have also started a page in my disc bound journal from Joggles. 

Loose leaf journals are such a good idea! Especially for the more messy amongst us... ahem .... 

These pages have been much influenced by some of the lovely and very inspiring classes on Wanderlust 2020.
(I *think* Wanderlust has unusually re-opened for sale due to the Pandemic - have a look - it has been really fab -

Disc-bound journal by Joggles