The Start of a Journal...

8.12.2008

Finding the need to have a little something, or some place, to be creative in every day. Something that's just mine, where I can reflect and pour out whatever it is that may be. Figured this little blank journal by 7gypsies would be just the thing. No stress. No rules. Just a place to play in, that's how I'm thinking of it anyways.

Started out with a blank spiral bound book and very carefully opened up the binding and took out all the pages. The idea is that I'll work on a page here and there (hopefully one a day) and then once finished I'll insert all the pages back into my book. Here are my first two pages that I've created within the last couple of days.



The thing that I love about these impromptou little books is that there are no rules to follow. They can just be me. My story. Even if it is just the briefest of glimpses.

I'm using several different points for the inspiration of these pages. Some are interesting blogs or websites that I've discovered, books, music lyrics, photography, images, how I'm feeling at the particular moment or the desire to try a new technique or even to use a certain product. To test it out a bit...this is the perfect playground for that as well. Do you have any favorite inspirational sites that you would be willing to share? If so, I'd love to check them out and add them to my list!

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betsy (pharmgirl) said...

I've been wanting to do this for a while now. Very inspiring - I hope you show more and more of your pages!

PaperCutting Kind of Day said...

Your pages take my breath away!!! WOWIE! That first one that is more green with the butterflies is just a work of art!

Nat said...

I love those- gorgeous pages!!!!

~Amie~ said...

I really love your art journal! Thanks for visiting my blog. I really like your style of work, fun blog! And your little girl is such a cutie! :)

KJ-Starre said...

What a wonderful start to your journal....I wish I was so brave with paint :o)
I am looking forward to seeing where you go with it.
To comment on your previous post...that Cuttlebug is so cute looking...is it easy to use? & are the dies expensive? I am seriously looking at trying to find a supplier here in SA.
KJ
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Bobbi said...

such a cool idea Jen-love the first pages, and love the look of your blog!!

DebW said...

Good stuff Jen! ITA with you on the blank book= let me be me and create!!

Marfa said...

Wow...that HOPE page is especially beautiful, I love blue and green, the butterflies and the rubon (?)!

Marfa said...

Ah ha! I just realized you made those butterflies with your cuttlebug! So cute. Would you make me a couple with the stamp seal embossing, if you have time and I'd reimburse you...pretty please!