I just got home from my visit with Kari. Had a wonderful time. Details soon...
Packing to go spend time with a crafty friend is never easy.
So far I have packed the following:
10 pitt pens
8 pastel pencils
10 assorted other pens
Misc journaling supplies
And I have not even started on clothes... where are they going to go?!
I must have one of these. or even better. two.
here is a close up
If only I could have the treats stashed in each little nook as well.
Can you guess where they are from? (click the link asking you to guess to see)
I made one spread specifically for the Unraveling e-course I am taking (and loving v. much). We had to photograph our feet - and i decided to use my journal since that is a big part of my life at the moment. So here is the spread with feet and sans feet:
I got a couple other spreads done too. I started these two pages but have not finished them yet - the one on the left has a cupcake liner that I loved using here.
The other spreads I did were while I was at the Queen's Ink playing for the day (well, working too, but the playing is the fun part to share). I had some fun masking and using Tattered Angels Glimmer mists and Twinkling H2O's for the backgrounds. I looooove the way they come out.
The other spread, on the left still needs to be journaled and on the right "soaring" was my topic - I talked about my upcoming fire starter session and what I hope to get from it.
I was pretty pleased with how much I was able to get done - but I was really happy with how much fun I had with this weeks journaling.
So next Friday I will be en route to Minneapolis for my fire starter session and a visit with Kari (really looking forward to having some time with her!)- so I am not sure how I will work my check in yet - I guess I will be playing it by ear. But, if I do not make it, I will double up the week after! I will try to post at least once while at Kari's.
Remember this page from my last weekly update? with the awful A in Michael?
Well I fixed it! Behold - some circles, a cute picture and viola! no more ugly messed up A. I do have to admit I was about to gesso over it, but when I opened the gesso it splashed out and got on the spread (you can see if you look close) and I figured that was a sign I should not move forward or I would make a bigger mess so I changed my game plan and went with good ol' circles - added a photo, some old paper where I wrote about the photo and wrote michel in the leg of the M.
You can see I also added some circle to the left side as well (I couldn't stop myself!) Anyway, now I am much happier with this page.
I have been attracted to Indian inspired designs lately and wanted to share some of them with you.
Rubber stamps from Paper Source
You would think someone like me, who needs to have the page completely covered would have tried watercolor paints sooner. Well now that i have, I love them! Every page, except the first page in the first spread, was made using them my first time. Of course, you will notice some coffee filters have been watercolored as well (at this point, would you expect anything less?).
My first spread showcases something I wanted to keep from you, but then decided it would be good to show you now, and then later in the week after it is fixed. You will notice on the right hand side the "A"in Michael is a mess. Well this is my own fault since I do not sketch out the letters in pencil first like you should - I just jump in with pen, and look what happens. So, I will be doing something (unknown to me as of yet) to fix it - and I will share that fix with you early next week. But the point is, accidents happen. On the left hand side I journaled a bit about being true and following my heart and worked through a difficult situation I recently was faced with. It really made me feel good to write it out. I cried while I did, and felt so much better afterwards. Also note that this pink page is covered with paper - not watercolor.
the next spread on the left is a quick journal page about children - I love them, am great with them, but my reasons for not wanting any of my own. On the right is a layout of my plans for re-doing my studio - basically to allow for more storage so it easier packing orders. Nothing too exciting.
And my last spread of the week - with watercolored coffee filters on both pages... on the left is talking a little about faith and religion. I used 2 new stamps I got from Paper Source (they will be mentioned in my next post with a link) and a perfume card I saw today while walking through Macy's. The right side is about day dreams. This is my favorite page visually this week - I love the colors.
And that is all for now! I look forward to playing with watercolors more this upcoming week!
My new favorite blog is housemartin - the blog is by the owner of ink & peat, a home and floral shop in Portland, Oregon which, quite frankly, makes me want to move to Oregon (well, I have wanted to ever since I visited Kathleen last summer for Art in Ashland). Unfortunately, I do not think it will happen any time soon.
There are quite a lot of wonderful posts, but the ones I seem to enjoy most are seasonal showcases of the shop... take a little peek of what summer must be like in Heaven.... (prepare to swoon!)
(photos above were taken by lisa warninger)
You can see more via any of the links below:
And thanks to this blog I also have a new obsession: Megan Park
Which leads into my next post- what inspires me lately... check back soon!
Hope Wallace is known for mixing old elements with modern principles to create unique and original designs. Her work has been featured in several national magazines, design blogs and print publications over the last 9 years.
Hope also has a love for art journaling and enjoys sharing her pages with others to inspire them to start
a journal of their own.
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