Throughout the month of August I had the pleasure of hosting and creating in Kim's journal. As you can probably tell from my photos, her colour theme was pink, red and orange. This colour combination is already a favourite of mine because it makes me feel happy and energised. This week's Inspiration Avenue challenge is 'joy' and considering this Magical Journal Journey & this vibrant colour combination bring me immense joy I felt it was good to share these pages for this challenge.
I created an angel from assembled finds, collage, stitching, beading, paper and paint. This magical girl's expression changes dramatically according to the position of her googly eyes. I should have thought to photograph these various expressions but its too late now because she is presently winging her way over to her next hostess Lisa W. I'm sure Kim can enjoy playing with these expressions when her journal returns home :-)
The stamped phrases on the edges of this page are "Creating Friendship" and "Connected Through Art" - both of which seemed to sum up the essence of this wonderful art journal swap.
I was going to paint a mandala for Kim but suddenly found myself creating one from layers of textured materials, stitching, ribbon and beads. Set against my two tone painted background it seemed to become a sunset. The phrases stamped on this page are "Circle of Friends" and "Joined Creatively" - both further musings on this Magical Journal Journey experience
This is a piece of fantasy fiction that seemed real as I wrote it. It became even more real when I shared it with the other members of the group. Its a bit too long to share here and is quite personal to all the members of the Magical Journal Journey. But if you're a regular to my blog and intrigued, send me an email and I can always email you a copy to read.
I have the next journal waiting for me to explore and create in. I can't believe we only have a couple of months left of this swap. I feel sad to think that it is nearly at an end. Yet I feel sure we'll share a third magical adventure together next year. Every month we all seem to become closer as friends and further develop our creative selves through the shared inspirational experience.
- Have you ever created something that seemed to come to life and become almost real? Or maybe its just crazy old me....
You can visit the other members of the Magical Journal Journey and see the pages they've been creating, by following the links in the right hand column of this blog.
Wishing you all a happy & creative week.