Saturday, 26 January 2013

|Secrets circle journal

I'm just starting another circle journal and my theme is "Secrets" so this is my first page.

Quotes that make you laugh circle journal

A snowy Saturday was the perfect opportunity to get the art journal out, but first I had a circle journal to complete an entry. The title had me thinking - what quote should I use? Then I found the perfect quote on facebook

My boss told me "Dress for the job you WANT, not the job you have". Now I'm sitting in a disciplinary tribunal wearing my Catwoman costume.

So I had the quote, matched it with on eof the Love cats digital stamps from Lily at the Octopode Factory and a background using Dylusions sprays and stamps

and sprayed the start of an extra background for later

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

I found one handmade book still in my possession so hurried to photograph it. The cover is material and the spine is leather. The pages are Khadi paper - handmade paper made from cotton rag in India with beautiful deckle edges.

I bought the material at a craft show and was pleased to have found a good use for it
Sadly I seem to have completed other craft projects and given them to friends without ever taking photographs. I have made handmade books and another circle journal, "Magical or secret doorways" has set off.

I'm doing Lifebook again (Willowing.ning) and here are my first journal pages for 2013

It feels good to get the art journal out again and play with paints
Winter seems to have brought a flurry of knitting but not much blogging. Scarves and shawls have abounded and most have now found new homes as presents.

This is my favourite, a throw using the luxurious Colinette yarns. they are hand-dyed and very special