Wednesday, April 24, 2013

The Journey Continues...

A couple of weeks ago, I started a journal (you can see the first post here), and today I have finally finished the second spread.  The journey is all about thinking positive thoughts and moving forward on a healing journey.  I can't think of a better way to do that than through art!


You can see a couple of the stages the page went through as I worked on it.  I just love seeing the transformation as colour and shading is added to the page.

I use a 0.005 Micron to do the actually journalling on the page once the art is done.

My writing is super tiny, but it allows me to get a lot of thoughts onto the page and work through the many things I've been reading and thinking about.  I also like the added texture that the background text gives the page.  It's a great way to make a pretty looking spread (if I do say so myself) while keeping the 'heavier' underlying text from taking over the page.




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  1. I admire the way you put your words and images together. I don't seem to be able to do that....

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    1. Thanks Roberta. I've found a lot of inspiration and ideas in online classes like "21 Secrets" and such.

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  2. I love your style Linda both in your journalling and your fibre art. I had thought you'd used printed text for these backgrounds but I was amazed to read you had written every word yourself. very inspiring.

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    1. Thanks Jane. Yes, the reason behind this art journal is the purpose, the art is just secondary...the relaxing, fun part!

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  3. This is beautiful and I love how you bravely write down your thoughts...very courageous.

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    1. Thanks Danielle. The writing is the work and the art is the reward!

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    1. Thanks Kit! I'm really enjoying the process.

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  5. Linda,
    Your journal is really coming along nicely. I also have admired Valerie Sjodin's work. (I am looking forward to her future online classes.) I am curiou about what you are using to put down your color. You are getting such nice gradation. Tombows maybe?

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    1. Thanks Kris. And yes, her online classes would be amazing. A friend of mine is going to take a class with her in Oregon in June. Wish I could go too! I have used Tombows but I also use my Winsor Newton watercolour paints too. I like the ease with which you can mix and layer them as you work.

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  6. Linda, this is gorgeous. The colours, the design,...I love every detail. Outstanding!

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  7. This is wonderful, Linda! Love the colors you used. What a very creative idea.

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  8. Beautiful spread! And wow, you really do write small! I like the message, too.

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    1. Thanks Janet. I don't usually write that small. It's a journalling thing...keeps my inner thoughts more private since even if you saw it in person you probably couldn't be bothered to try and read it. LOL

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  9. How beautiful, thank you for sharing them at our ready-to-waltz party Linda. I love to see and learn new things and am so inspired by your continued journey in the arts. Have a nice weekend.

    BiTi

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    1. Thank you, and thanks for hosting the linky party.

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