Morning all from a very cold and windy East Yorkshire. I hope that wherever you are, you are a lot warmer than me :-) Thankfully most of the snow has melted here but only a few miles away they still have loads.
Do you ever have those days where you just want to scream and scream and scream? Well I was having one of those last week, so I turned to my faithful journal for release. Here is the result. I have to say I am very pleased with it and it definitely made me feel better.
This is how it started off.
I chopped, I mean trimmed off her hair and attached it to a page that had mop up on it. I drew in the lines of where I wanted her new hair to be and started to put the outlines of my words in.
I then coloured the areas in with a black POSCA pen and coloured in my words.
Oh my how time flies, I truly can not believe it is only a year since i found Art Journaling. It honestly feels like it has been apart of my crafting forever!
It all started a year ago when i came across these pictures by the uber talented Kaz Hall. Please please check out her blog as she is so inspirational.
I just loved the look of this and wanted to know more about it. So i sat and read quite a few bits on her blog and from there i found this lady.
Dyan Reaveley and her shop/studio Art From The Heart. They were having a preview day a week or so later and it was just around the corner from a show i was already going to. So my sister in law and I went to the show (was very disappointed) and then when to AFTH. Why oh why oh why we hadn't just gone there i will never know. It was awesome, so much inspiration it blew my little crafty brain.
Here i am with the lovely lady herself Dyan, who is the creator of all thing Dylusional. Unfortunately Kaz was teaching and so i was unable to meet her. I did however leave the shop with these lovely goodies (and a very overflowing crafty brain).
From these small beginnings i now have these!!!!!!!
This is what my original journal now looks like.
And this is my very first page. Quote is "dare to believe and see what you can achieve"
I am now a regular art journaler and attend classes about once a month at AFTH learning all sorts of brilliant techniques from the awesomely talented Dyan.
Since then i have also attended a couple of preview days and have finally met the lady who set me off on my art journey.
The pictures below were from the second time i met her at Christmas. She is a tad mad and an awesome malteser blower, she is also a really nice person, with a big heart and an abundance of talent.
I also now own a piece of Kaz craft, eeeeeck, still giddy and it was Christmas that she gave it to me, lol.
The gorgeous Dyan who now sports fabaroonie red hair, love it.
Along the way i have picked up some fabaroonie friends too.
Tracy, Maralyn,, Tamsin, Gwen, Gemma and Michelle to name just a few. Michelle did the same as me and went to the show then to AFTH. I found her via a blog post and am so pleased i did. She is also a very talented lady, her ability to create texture is awesome, please check out her blog and you will see for yourself.
Here we are at the last preview day.
Here are a few pages from my first journal.
Here are a few of my latest pages.
Finally i will leave you with my homage to the ladies who have guided my art journal journey. I truly am grateful to you both for the help and encouragement you have given and continue to give me along this journey.
Thank you for stopping by today and reading my ramblings. I hope you enjoyed it.