Saturday 9 August 2014

New Art Journal Project

Hi everyone

Hope you are enjoying a fab weekend.  I am just about to go to a crop for the day with my friends.  I was with them yesterday and I have to tell you they are a very distracting bunch and I didn't put two pieces of paper together all day!!!!!

Just chat and coffee and a biscuit or three and more chat and lots and lots of laughter!  Just what the doctor ordered ;-)

Today I am sharing a new project.  I hope to share videos with you over the coming months of the progress of an old book I am turing into an Art Journal.  I hope to try lots of different page combinations a bit like an altered book and of course lots of different Art Journaling styles!

Here is my first page which is a pocket page.

I have four tags on which I will journal about my Dad and Mum and my Father and Mother-in-Law who all served in the forces.  I want each page I create to mean something to me and my family so it builds into a work of art and memories that my family can enjoy looking back on.

Note to self - I must add the links to the videos or maybe add a CD somewhere in the pages!

I was inspired to finally start this project which I have been contemplating for some time by the lovely France Papillon who makes fabulous art journal/mixed media videos.  She is celebrating her 100th Art Journal on Monday Page this week which is quite some achievement.  Her videos are great and there is always something to learn about products and how they work together but the think what I want to emulate the most is that France's pages mean something to her.  Although you and I could look through her Journal and see lots of wonderful art.  France and her family will be reminded of a journey through life and that is something special I hope to capture in the pages of my book.

So please pop along to say hi to France by clicking on this link and help her celebrate her wonderful achievement.  I know you are going to find lots of inspiration over there.

Before I go on my merry way here is my video.  I hope it inspires you to get all painty and inky and to create a journal full of wonderful pages for yourself.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and I will be back soon with more creativity…..I already have another page idea!!!!

Thank you for popping by X


  1. My goodness, but that is beautiful! Your creativity never ceases to awe & inspire me. I look forward to seeing the pages as you create them ((hugs)) :o) xx

    1. Might be using my Rubber Dance stamps on my next page ssssshhhh! xxxxx

  2. Helen, I'm really impressed with this latest area your creativity has taken you into! This is a truly beautiful page, and the theme so poignant, and well interpreted. Some time ago, I also did a Remembrance page in my little leather art journal, which you may not have seen:
    My grandfather fought in the trenches in the Royal Engineers and nearly lost his leg. He also wired Dover Castle for electricity at the beginning of WW1! Amazing to think this was all exactly 100 years ago.

    Off to look at France's blog. Thanks so much for sharing this, Helen!
    Shoshi x

    1. Thanks Shoshi - I will be along shortly! Hope you have fun over at Frances place x


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