Sunday, February 06, 2011

Orange Journal

Those people that really know me know that my favorite color is orange. I decided that this year, I would make an Orange Journal. In the past I have started a bazillion journals, stopping at some point due to frustration: size is wrong, book is BOUND, color is wrong, I can't draw, I can't THINK, too much on my plate, etc. But a recent trip to Michael's gave me a new attitude. In the $1.00 bins (come on, admit it, you check them out too!) were these packages of 6 x 6 inch white chipboard pages. Now I'm thinking to myself, "Hmm...a dollar for 5 pages; 10 if you count front and back. Ten cents a page. I can handle that."

I absolutely loved the size of the pages and the fact that they WERE NOT BOUND! Hence, a huge part of my frustration was eliminated just by having the pages loose. I loved the tabs on the pages as well. Needless to say, I bought all of them. And much to my surprise, they were 40% off! So, 8 packages, 5 pages each, 80 pages front and back...all for $4.80!

No, I'm not using all of them for my Orange Journal. I've gessoed and painted just 2 packs of them. But I wanted to share some of the pages. I won't share all because some of them are very personal, but there are others that are just quirky. So, enjoy the orange side of me!!!

front cover and inside front cover:
a two page spread

Saturday, February 05, 2011

LOVE Birds

It's so gray and rainy here today that I had to spend some part of this afternoon in my studio. Here is what I came up with. It's for a mini bird journal swap. This month's theme is LOVE. It's only 3.5 x 5 inches. Not Zetti-ish at all, although I was thinking about going there!~LOL! It's hard to see on the scan, but the birds are actually outlined in glitter from a glitter gel pen I found laying around in this mess of a room!

Heart Themed Zetti Swap

Isn't she a cutie! This piece is 4 x 6 inches.

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

February Journal Prompt

I'm having way too much fun with this journal group. This month's prompt was "what do you love?" Of course I love my family and my dogs; however, I didn't feel compelled to choose either of those. Job was out of the question. I really do love the simple things in my life.

Background is gessoed vintage text that has been painted over for some depth. Lots of homemade paper as well.