Remains of the Day Journal

Altered Dictionary "Life's Blessings"

12.29.2010

My 2010 Art Journal

I am almost finished with my art journal for 2010. I could say it is done but there are some things I'd like to tweak on some of the pages. Some journaling I still want to add. But for the most part the art is done. I found this book when in Texas in February. The book is called Florence Broadhurst: Her Secret & Extraordinary Lives
She was an interior designer and designed her own wallpaper and fabric. The cover of the book is made of fabric she designed. Almost every other page in the book is an image of her designs. So many of my pages incorporated those designs into them.
I also have been doing a lot of blog hopping and found pages that inspired me. So some of my art is inspired by Teesha Moore, those that created in the traveling journals in my yahoo group Blissfully Art Journaling: Kim Owens, Elizabeth Golden are two I know have influenced my art in this journal. I have also watched a few UTube videos and taken the online course with Willowing & Friends.
I have been trying many new techniques. A lot of them are collage and layering. The title to this post is a link to a slideshow on photobucket of many of the pages. It takes time to scan, so I hope to get them all scanned soon. I will probably post the slideshow to the blog when it is finished.
I am doing a partnership journal this upcoming year with an artist I met online about a year ago. So that is one journal I will be committed to. I want to work in one I purchased last year. I joined the free online art journaling courses offered by http://www.strathmoreartiststudio.com so I will be completing that one. I have some family tree things I would like to put together. My DH is into ancestory.com and has found lots of history on his parents families. I would like to take the info and create a book for him. He has received lots of pictures from both sides of his family. I have been using some in my art. The old vintage pictures are so much fun to use and mean so much more when they are your own family.
I also “aspire” to be a better person to myself and others. I will write more about my word of intent in my next post.