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5.15.2012

THE OTHER HALF...




I'm showing off again with all these pictures. 




Can't help it. 







I really love this journal.







It's kind of funny because I don't always 







(usually) 



love them until they come together as a book. 



What a difference it makes to get them bound and all the tags stuck into their slots and pockets. 






And to realize...again...that it was made out of TRASH!!!





Now...all I need is enough nerve to write in it. 

front cover


As you can see from the following picture (which I forgot to include in this post)...of my latest altered book page - 


my handwriting isn't very wonderful. 

This and the following two art journal pages are ones I've shown before...but keep tweaking.

Sounds like practice coming on! 


Create Your Life,




annie!

And...since art journals are one of my favorite things, I'm linking up to Jenn's Artist's Play Room. (Go!!! You'll love it!!!)

56 comments:

  1. Another wonderful creation!...I don't know how you find the time...as for your handwriting I think it's brilliant.

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    1. Aw thanks Ann! It’s the same with you! You crank out LOTS of wonderful painting!!!

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  2. I am so inlove with this, honey! Now i've got to pick my jaw up off of the floor!!!

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  3. Beautiful and fantastic creation! Go ahead, write in them; the pages are waiting!

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    1. But…but…but…ummm. Well….thank you…I’ll try. You’re so sweet

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  4. this is gorgeous! absolutely gorgeous and your handwriting is artistic tooo!

    Loved my visit!
    Leann

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    1. Thank you so much Leann! I’m still not so sure about my handwriting but I love hearing you say that! 

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  5. OOh, I love it too!! Talented and good taste, it's always lovely to fall in love with your own work. It's like hugging yourself.

    Thanks so much for sharing it on APR!!! I'm so lucky to get to show such amazing work every week, I really didn't expect APR to bring such truly great depth of work. A very talented artist friend of mine complimented APR for just that, she joins nearly every week because she loves the other artist's work that her work gets to "hang out" with. lol.

    If you send me your email I have a file that I can't mention here that you might like to "Read" since you said you can't get mail where you are.
    Best,
    Jenn

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    1. Thank you Jennifer! And you’re more than welcome! THANK YOU!!! I love what I’m seeing at APR too and have finally gotten to the place where I have time to visit the other artists. I don’t like to join a ‘linky’ unless I know I have that. So…off to browse!!!

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  6. Strut your stuff! It’s GAW-geous! Isn’t it great when something turns out really right? It’s true! Using it is an entirely different problem altogether! LOL

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    1. I knew you would understand. xxooxx And Robin...thank you SO much.

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  7. I love your journal too! And because I love it so much, you are featured on The Gallery of Inspiration for Artists that Journal!

    Congrats and go take a peek!
    http://www.livingthecolorfilledlife.com/

    You can grab the "I have been featured" badge from my blog:
    Imgirlwithoutwings.com

    Very nice work!
    Imgirl/ Kim

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    1. WOWZA!!! Thank you VERY much!!! I am honored and blessed and all kinds of groovy things!

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  8. I don't blame you...that journal is awesomeness!!! Love the address book pull out! Beautiful journal.

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    1. Thank you Adriann! When I found that little address book at a yard sale for 5 cents….I knew it was meant for my journal.

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    2. .5 cents...yeah you couldn't pass that.

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  9. Wow..totally stunning..your journal is like " an experience"..very sensory..like you want to touch it...feel it..smell it like a flower..colorful...blissful and inspirational work..gorgeous!
    Victoria

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    1. What a beautiful compliment. Thank you Victoria!

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  10. The unmarked page is always a challenge. It holds all the possibles in the universe which can be wiped away by the first touch of pen or pencil. I'm trying to look at it like teaching... You labor all day and focus on the ones who don't get it forgetting that you may never know how far a student may travel on the slightest word of encouragement or unintentional inspiration. Without trying the possibles have no chance and the unheard words remain still.

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    1. Wow Char…those are words of wisdom and beautifully said. Thank you.

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  11. Love the textures and colors, fantastic! All the fun you had making it really shows, it's so joyful :)

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    1. Thanks JoMo. You do know that your work inspires joy in me…right?!?

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  12. That is THE COOLEST thing EVER! you are so resourceful!!

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  13. How fun, how creative, such wonderful"trash" I couldn't call it that! Really amazing art.

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    1. Thank you Gloria! I don’t think it’s trash any more!!!

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  14. You are so clever and artistic. Never in my wildest dreams could I put together something so creative. Bravo.
    Sam

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    1. OMGoodness…thank you Sam. I’ll betcha could!!!

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  15. What a beautiful book, so bright. I begs to be opened and explored. I love it.
    Von

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  16. lovely,lovely.
    see if this helps w your handwriting woes.
    http://shadowhousecreations.blogspot.com.es/2012/05/shadowhouse-creations-text-brush-set.html

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    1. Thanks Neki. The Letterpress Text tut is where I’ll begin!

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  17. Your journal pages are wonderful. I really admire it when someone like you can complete a journal filled with such beautiful artwork.

    Have a beautiful day.

    Karen

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    1. Thanks Karen. You just made my day more beautiful Right back atcha!

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  18. Pages stuffed with beauty, how marvelous. See you in the Artist's Play Room.

    Darla

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  19. I really like your handwriting. The front cover is truly amazing!

    blessings,
    karianne

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    1. Thank you Karianne! I guess I still have that teacher’s voice in the back of my head that said my handwriting wasn’t so good. I used one of those thin metal sealers that you peel off the top of a coffee can to cut out the flower.  It was coffee we opened at my son’s house…so as with everything else in the book…brings good memories.

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  20. This looks like such a delightful, rich, complex journal filled with all sorts of creative deliciousness! I thoroughly enjoyed looking at the pages bigger so I could really absorb all the details. Beautiful work. visiting from APR

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    1. Thank you SO much Terrie! I’m so happy you stopped by and I’m on my way to see your blog right now!

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  21. This is totally wonderful, no wonder you are proud of it! Makes me really want to make one too!

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    1. Thanks so much! I hope you WILL make one!

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  22. Oops, i hit enter before i was done.... I also wanted to thank you so much for your comments on my blog! I live off all the nice things people say... Keeps me going for days so thank you again! Especially coming from someone who makes such lovely things as yourself!

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    2. MY pleasure! I didn't say anything that wasn't the truth and from my heart!

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  23. Your journal is awesome--so colorful and all those inviting pages just waiting for your words!

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  24. Inspiring Journal! Go ahead and show and tell, I love looking at every page. This is a beauty!

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  25. Thanks for visiting and the nice comment - I'm your newest follower so I don't miss a single project! One of my goals this year is to make a book/journal and your ideas are inspirational.

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    1. Thanks SO much Terrie! These journals are really easy t o make. NO rules!

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  26. I love it when you show off! Beautiful!!

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  27. You have every right to show off this exquisite journal. Sigh, just lovely!

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Yuckola. More than half of my email has been from anonymous, so.....