Ribbons and Bows, Babies and Posies
They requested very subdued colors in the invite which as you know for me was a challenge as I love the hot pinks, purples and turquoises. Well, I did slip in a little turquoise, but when I was finished I had a new favorite color pallet and just in time for fall.
I recently also saw on one of the Mommy Blogs an invite to be part of a very interesting project...sending an art journal around with 12 very talented gals for an entire year. I signed up, but wow, I sure was not aware of the journey. Little did I know, I didn`t know anything about art journaling!!!! The instructions were just: Pick the theme of our journal, start with one entry and some directions for the others to follow during the year and send it off to the first person on the list. Sounded intriguing !
My journal was entitled Passion, in other words they can enter any type of art journaling entry or entries about something they have a passion for, children, family, mate, gardening, travel, food and the list goes on and on. I cannot wait to get this journal back in 12 months . Each themed journal we receive monthly in the round robin is a surprise to us and I can really say a big but exciting challenge.
Lucky for me, I found the most creative gal, Heather Reid on Etsy who made my beautiful journal from silk fabrics and ribbons and beautiful hand made papers for me. Her shop is heathers3stars on Etsy. She quilts the most unique little original pieces and has the best supplies for journaling, but mainly she is one of the sweetest people I have ever worked with. I have already received 2 giant care packages in the mail from her with every type of art journaling supplies you can imagine, tons of emails and hand written notes with all kinds of tips and resources. Her notes were my first clue that I sure was on the wrong path...thank goodness she befriended and took me in!!!
Shhhh....We are keeping our postings rather secret so we will all have a surprises next year when we receive our own journals back, but I never could keep a secret and have to share my cover page for the first journal I did which was themed "The Seasons" and I had the month August to work on.
In addition I added several other two page entries, but these are a secret. I sure have a lot to learn, but Heather sent me a few great book ideas which I quickly ordered . One I just love is True Colors. You will be blown away each time you look at these beautiful art pages in this book. Each one is more original than the last. The 12 artists in the book participated in a similar art journey, but color was their theme. Each picked a favorite color or two for their journal entries. They really inspired me and it is going to become pretty addictive craft I can see.
In about a month I am very excited to say I will be launching a new web site and custom invitation will available. Until then, if you are having a special occasion and need an original invite, drop me a note. I would love to paint one with and for you. Thanks for visiting me again and please say Hi below! I love to hear from you all!
Hugs and nite,