I had a fab weekend art journaling with my friend Debbie – she has a small conservatory set up to work in – I do like working in the light after my lower ground kitchen.
Debbie is a certified Brave Girl instructor and we worked with two of Melody Ross’s short courses. These are such fun to do – the workbooks are full of great ideas, images and text- check out http://bravegirlsclub.com/ for more info
I Worked in a journal that I had previously decorated with lots of watery mandalas. I am having some respite from drawing these with all my hand quilting. I found that if I add a layers of white acrylic with a credit card they make great backgrounds that I can add text and images to.
The first work book gets you to look at concepts around being true to yourself
I had fun layering up paint and collage (the tree was in a Psychologies magazine) and adding text using various stencils and found letters
We were quite prolific – having the backgrounds started already makes a big difference.
Saturday night we went out to Blenheim Palace and walked the Christmas light trail.
On the way home I thought I dropped my phone and left it on a park and ride bus. My calm thoughtful journal pages were disrupted by a bad nights sleep and the need to let out a lot of frustration.
However – after getting my daughter to hack into my iPhone account the phone was discovered in Debs car!
So my pages based on ‘flying free’ resumed at a calmer level
Lots of swallows, cages and let it go stuff for this one.