Wednesday, August 1, 2012

It's August ?!?!??!?!

Happy August First!  

Today marks the start of  a new topic at Unruly Paper Arts blogozine.  This month we're working on art journaling.  My Unruly column will be posted there on August 3rd, linking to my post here.  In the meantime, please check out the table of contents for the month and the two Reader Art Quests that are up and running today at UNRULY PAPER ARTS.

Art Journaling is a new venture for me.  These literally are my first two art journaling pages.  I spent a long time on them, trying to create a cross between art journaling and the smash book concept.  I wasn't sure how I liked the outcome so I tossed it for my Unruly column, creating something totally different to include in the article.


But since this is my personal blog, I'm posting them here just to see what you think.  Blue: It's a Color, Not a state of mind.




I love a children's book, My Many Colored Days, by Dr. Seuss and thought I'd create my own small journal about color. (If you are not familiar with this book, here is a link to a review that I found fascinating from the perspective of both writer and illustrator: HERE,)


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17 comments:

1CardCreator said...

Love the theme, a state of mind is great for your blue journal. Great pics, you look just as beautiful today as you did then.

craftattack said...

Pretty pages! Valerie

Lynn Stevens said...

Love the title and Great pages! I've never done a journaling book so your way ahead of me!
hugs Lynn

SusanK said...

Great job and I love the sentiment you chose! But I feel 'blue' with all the brown around us. Sigh.

clare said...

great start to your art journalling well done. x

lynne said...

Never would have imagined these were your first ever AJ pages. Wonderful use of blue.
This is something I've not tried but it does fascinate me.
Wishes
Lynne (also cannot believe it is 1st August - how did that happen?!!)

Dallying Debz said...

Happy August! Great pages for your first attempt!

Netty said...

Smashing pages and loving your subject of colours. x

Carla said...

Very cool pages. HI HI.....MISS ME? LOL I took months off of the bloggy scrappy world.......trying to get back into the swing of things and making my rounds. Glad to see that you are still rocking and rollin!

Sharon said...

This is great & it looks amazing in "blue"!! I've never tried Journalling either - might be good to get my frustrations out LOL!!!

Shelly Schmidt said...

I always gravitate to pink and/or Blue....Love your spread- I have purchased Art Journals to try and LOVE your first pages!

Michele said...

you're off to a fabulous start with your blue page. beautiful. i'll have to check our your post on UPA later this week. xo

Shar said...

Great Blue page! Beautifully done!

Marjie Kemper said...

That is an awesome sentiment! Love how you spread it across the page and included the photos and stenciling. Can't wait to read your article!

Carla said...

LOL blast from the past, was it that long ago? I have really LOST touch with everyone..............MY fault........cause I just had personal things going on. NOOOOOO no CHA for me. I wish I could have gone, but didnt get the opprotunity to go. Maybe next year! Did you?

Sandi McLean said...

Helene, great idea to start a first journal! I am just dipping into the whole art journaling thing also. Been thinking of you everytime I see news about weather, hope it did improve in your area. Hugs,

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Two wonderful pages again, love all the details.

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