Thursday, 2 June 2011

Life is about finding your own way

That's a bit how I feel about my art journalling at the moment. There hasn't been too much creative thought behind my pages, no agonising over what should go where or what paint to use. Just seeing what evolves.
For this page I knew I wanted to try and include an image transfer so I used a copy of a photo of my back door. It's not perfect and it really doesn't matter. I really love the inclusions that Donna Downey uses in her inspiration journal design they offer an extra bit of interest on a page.
The lefthand side of my page uses a magazine image doodled with all the things I love about 'Home'.

Once I started to think inspiration rather than journal a creative switch flicked. The result? A page titled Love To Sew.


And finally Life Is About Finding your own way

The black paper really wasn't the best choice to use in the making of my journal but it's there and I had to make the best of it. Needless to say I've learnt my lesson and I won't be using it again.

I hope I'm not all burnt out when it comes to my art journal - we'll see.

9 comments:

Julie Kirk said...

Beautiful work Amanda - I love the butterfly page with its gorgeous swish of yellow! I seriously doubt that you've burned out now ... not if your switch flipped and you have such lovely stuff to show for it!

Sandra said...

It's truly stunning stunning worked. You always inspire me and fill my head with ideas.

Sian said...

Gorgeous! I especially love the I Love to Sew page - of course because it really speaks to me. I bet you'll find someone pins this on Pinterest..

Glen said...

WOW Amanda! I LOVE your creativity and all of the colour that tells a story about you! *Ü* I especially love that bee and the intricate cutout design. Your back door page is beautiful and having seen it IRL, I would say it is a very nostalgic scene for me! TFS. ~Glen~

Alana said...

I'm loving your journalling pages, you have a real talent for this. I tried them once but lacked inspiration after a couple. keep it up as i love looking at them.

Wrightboysmum said...

I love the black page and the swish. Fab stuff you crafty ninja :-)

alexa said...

Love the Love to Sew page in particular ... I don't think you will run out of inspiration, somehow :).

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

Wow that is amazing! You are very talented indeed! xx

Sarah H said...

I love that every page is so different, and yet they are all beautiful. You have certainly inspired me :-)