Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Creative Whirlwind

I truly believe that I have been on a creative whirlwind.  Granted much of that is due to taking Remains of the Day and Layered Expressions, two classes by some very talented ladies. I think its more than that. I have taken other classes and often not completed all the exercises. Sometime its attitude and willingness to put in the necessary time, to let go of expectations, to finally to be able to go that extra mile. To that space where you really start feeling like an artist. I feel like I have arrived there and its a fabulous place to be.

My first pages in what I am calling my grafitti journal. I got the idea from an issue of Art Journal Magazine called My Summer Journal.  In the article the person made a journal in a class and it was all about Summer.  I thought it would be fun to do one for all the seasons. Since its Fall that is where my emphasis lies.  I always admire those pages that are simple and have handwriting on them. Kind of like graffiti.

So I took old book pages and sewed 3 pages together for each of my pages, I am not going to bind the pages until they are all done.   I sewed some things down, and glued and stapled others.  I want these pages to be ones that can been done quickly.

On this page I went through fall colored papers to start off this page. I spent just a few minutes on this one too.  I am liking this fast journaling.  You pick a few things and then you're done.   The paper in this journal is really old and yellowed and its almost like that become part of the design of each of the book.

The beginnings of my cardboard journal that I am making in Katie's class. The covers are cardboard and so are all the pages.  What fun this will be .  More on this on Friday. Can you tell I have been having a blast in this class.

CONTEST WINNERS for my 500th post giveaway were chosen by random number generator.

Poetry Girl - Artella
Anka - Zine by Samantha Kira
Andria - Artful Purpose Zine
Codyrachel's irises - Card Collection
April Cole  - Sketchbooking

Would the winners please send me their addresses so I can get their winnings to them. Thanks to all who entered.


  1. Wow, I can tell you are in a creative whirlwind! It's awesome. You are producing some really nice pages.
    Hugs and blessings

  2. These look lovely! I know what you mean about the workshops. I feel like I'm just watching the videos and doing nothing. Congrats to the winners. :)

  3. These are fantastic journal pages... you are on a roll! Love it :]

  4. Kate, these pages have a very different look than your others and I really like it. You are definitely inspired right now as well as inspiring.

  5. I love the way you are preparing these pages for your journal. I like that "graffiti-like" approach to journaling, too...a lot less pressure in a way. It is great that you have found your latest classes to be so inspiring; I have GOT to get started on Remains of the Day!!

  6. Hi Kate...sorry I haven't been around sooner...I've been missing out. I'm taking Katie's class too...working on my cardboard book. I really love your NevrDull pages! I loved the ROD class...your book looks fantastic!


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