Saturday, 3 August 2013

"Dragonfly Bay" collaborating & connecting across the miles... (a Magical Journal Journey SPOILER for Stephanie's journal)

In July I had the pleasure of looking after and creating in Stephanie's stunning journal. Stephanie chose purple with metallics and blue-green as her theme for this Magical Journal Journey.

I've said it before and I'll keep saying it: being part of this and last year's art journal swap has been a blessing and joy. Being part of these swaps has inspired and comforted me with friendship, joy and learning.

Stepanie loves Dragonflies and flowers which I've tried to reflect in the pages I've created for her. Once again I've used a variety of media (various paints 2D & 3D, embroidery, collage, many textured papers, beads and embossing). To accompany this I've created a background story to tie in with the art: "Dragonfly Bay".

Here are photos of my finished pages:
Page 1:

Pages 2 and 3:

    Page 4:


Thank you Stephanie for letting me create in your journal and step into your creative world. I think that if we create with someone else in mind it influences our creations in a meaningful way. In these journal swaps this brings me closer to the person whose journal I'm working in. But it also encourages me to expand my skills, experiment and explore outside of my own mind. It is is a joy filled educational experience.

  • Do you create with other people's preferences in mind? 
  • Have you tried creating in the style or character of another person?
Of course we simultaneously bring our own perspective and approach to these pages which means that in this journal swap we are co-creating across thousands of miles. What a wonderful thought and way of  connecting with others!

Wishing you all a Happy and Creative Weekend!Kat xx

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