What a great surprise! My friend Stephanie ( www.spontaneousthreads.blogspot.com) returned from a trip to Spain and brought me a pile of wonderful papers she collected. The perfect gift for a collage gal! My favorites are the doggie printed tissue paper and the Violeta wrapping. I look forward to a long glue-art-journal session soon. Thanks Stephanie!
What a glorious day to play in the Botanic Gardens! Thanks Diana, Martha, Betty, Bev, Leigh & Barb for showing up with lots of humor!! The Gardens were bursting with energy and we all shared some good laughs, good reads and great travel preparation tips. I look forward to another meet up in June at the (suggested) Book Bar in Highlands. I'll post details on the workshop page when I get back from my big adventure and can think about next month's schedule.
I am so proud of my students - and I love to see their journal work! Susie Coombe recently traveled to Spain and shared these sketches. Wow! She would likely admit to being hesitant to draw a few years ago, but after getting over that internal critic and practicing a bit she is now able to "capture the moment" with a variety of media. Check out the 3rd image (green patterns) - this is a rubbing of a low relief tile; great idea! Way to go Susie! (Susie owns the Glennie Coombe Gallery in Paonia Colorado and will be hosting our one day workshop on June 28: http://www.glenniecoombegallery.com)
I received this lovely letter from Rita Vali along with an image of her journal spread. Yay Rita: thanks for sharing and inspiring! (check out her wonderful pottery at http://www.ritavali.com)
Don't know if you remember me from ASLD workshop last year. I'm the potter who's a friend of Kim Dufford.
Just wanted to tell you that I recently went on a trip to Guatemala with my family of boys and another family...
Knowing that we would be traveling slower than I normally do where I try to cram in as much as possible, I hoped to journal.
Before departing i stayed up til 2am prepared layered pages in 3 journals - for me, my friend and her daughter. I used the techniques I learned from you--- print medie, chalks,stencils, sprays, and travel kit of markers, brush, pencils, tape, glue.
Almost every day us 'gals' spent an hour reflecting on our experiences, and transferring them to our journals. My friend and daughter were THRILLED.
I'm THRILLEd because I came home with a fabulous journal/travel diary, one I would never find time at home to make.
My friend said journaling was one of the highlights of her trip. A trip journal is the perfect 'beginner' journal project.... so many options... chronological, geographical, vivid images and ephemera to include.
For me, not only do I have a beautiful journal keepsake of my trip, but it's a perfect launching point when friends ask "how was your trip".
I've included one of my pages.
Thanks so much. I'm hoping to take another workshop and learn more...