Sunday, 2 March 2008

More journalling and a story...

Michelle Ward has inspired so many of us to get out there and journal this month and I am no exception. I am new to this but have done several pages and feel more and more liberated with each page I do. Here are a couple more pages from my art journal then and all inspired by a walk between keyhaven and Lymington...such a beautiful part of the world and it just so happens that it is only a short drive for me.


My story...

The other day I got to thinking that I needed a basis for this journalling lark as I find it so hard to start with just a blank page. My eyes skimmed the room and soon focused on this little moleskin journal which I have had for several years and was full of completely useless notes. I decided to claim back the pages and was soon sticking scraps of scrapbooking paper in a totally random fashion over its pages. So I have a prepped book ready to play with.



I love quotes and was soon adding them to some of the pages...the aim being that when out and about I can take these half done pages and add to them. Here are a couple finished










And another waiting to be worked on






So Michelle, I have taken giant leaps this month...I thank you!



6 comments:

michelle ward said...

Julie - glad to know you are in the position to leap and leap and leap. Feels good doesn't it? With each one you feel more comfortable and land with less of a tremble, don't you think? No more little steps....Thanks for sharing with the team.

Belle2create said...

Hi Julie,
those pages look GREAT!!! And you had the booklet for your journaling already, but now it has a real goal. Indeed a leap (a QUANTUM leap ;-))
Hedwig

thethinkingwoman said...

Very cool that you repurposed a journal and made something creative out of it. Wasn't this a great Crusade? It's amazing how much it inspired people to just get out there and create. Your journal pages are great. I confess they made me a little envious. It looks like spring has already sprung in England. We're still getting snow! -- JeriAnn

Chris said...

You are so good, figuring out how to conquer the blank page. I have a hard time with this, and plan to prepare my pages a bit before using my travel journal. You've done nice work with this! It is very freeing, isn't it..

AztecMichelle said...

Well done! Your pages look great and it's a good use for all those quotes we've "collected"; I also love collecting quotes, so this may be a good place to start.
Michelle Brown
Melbourne Australia
http://aztecmichelle.wordpress.com/

whoopidoo said...

Very inspirational Julie and just how I imagine I want my journal if I can just get over my self consciousness - at the moment I am journalling... but in my head! :P