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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Art Journal Swap

Hey creatieveling,

Even serieus....wat is er nou leuker dan je creatieve uitspattingen delen en ruilen met anderen? 
Via Art Geeks, een erg leuke website geheel gewijd aan mixed media en art journaling heb ik meegedaan aan een Art Journal ruil. 
Ik kwam in contact met Gwennie via deze website en we besloten een Art Journal voor elkaar te maken.
Na een paar afspraken zijn we aan de slag gegaan en dit is het Art Journal dat ik ontvangen heb.
Ik ben er erg blij mee en kan bijna niet wachten om het Journal te 'misbruiken' met mijn verf, inkt, pastels, pennen en malle ideeën!
Ik hoop maar dat zij het Journal dat ik voor haar gemaakt heb ook leuk vindt! Zodra ze het ontvangen heeft zal ik het neem ik aan wel horen en zal ik jou ook laten weten wat ze er van vindt ok?

Hieronder vind je een 'flipthrough' van het Journal in een kort filmpje.
Ik hoop dat je het leuk vindt en wellicht inspireert tot het maken van je eigen Journal?
Mocht je nog onbekend zijn met het fenomeen Art Journal blijf dan vooral in contact met dit Blog!
Er gaat nog veel meer aankomen zoals introducties tot Art Journaling, lessen workshops.

Ondertussen: fijne creatieve momenten gewenst! Doe zo vaak als het maar kan iets leuks, creatiefs, iets geks! Het maakt het leven leuker en makkelijker, echt! <3


Hi Art Journal lovers,

Through Art Geeks I was in an art Journal Swap. By the way, you just HAVE to visit Art Geeks, the teachers are amazing and it's a lot of fun sharing your art with others. Here's the link:

Back to swap...
We agreed to make an A4 size Art Journal, with 30 pages wich would be random.
Some white, some painted and same collage elements or whatever we felt like.
This is the Journal I received all the way from Scandanavia! :-)

I absolutely love it and can't wait to 'abuse' it with my paints, inks, pastels and crazy ideas!

I have however promised myself to finish one of my other journals before I start in this one.....
we'll see if I can wait just a little longer...

I made a flipthrough of the journal for you to see. See below...
I hope you enjoy it and maybe even inspire you to make your own journal?

If you have any questions or remarks just leave a comment, I'll get back to you as soon as I can.

Happy Creating, in whatever way makes you feel good. <3


Wednesday, December 12, 2012

BOPA #2 Thank you for the gift you are.

Goodday to you creative one!
Here's another page from my Book Of Positive Aspects. 
This one is made from the love I feel for my sweetheart.... <3 <3 <3
I am so grateful he has come into my life.
I had a pretty good life all by myself for a long time but it is so much more fun 
now that I can share it with my lover!
Here's the video.

The colors are much more vibrant in 'the real', 
a bit like the way words cannot do my love real justice as well. :-D

Want to know more about my B.O.P.A. and what is means?

If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask.

Happy Creating!

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

BOPA #1 Myrah

Hey beautiful one!

Today I want to share with you a page from my Book of Positive Aspects.
As many artjournalers do, I also work in more than one journal. This book is one of them.

If you are asking yourself:"what is a book of positive aspects"?
You can also click the tab above...

The page was inspired by our lovely cat. No matter how low I feel, she is always able to bring a smile to my face. I am very, very happy she is in my life and I love her to pieces! :-D
 Now for the video! Whoooot, I had so much fun making this page! Thanks Myrah!
(me thinks more pages about her will be included in this book, hihi)

Hey mooi mens!
Vandaag deel ik graag een pagina uit mijn Book of Positive Aspects met jou.
Zoals veel visueel dagboek/levensboek makers werk ook ik in meerdere boeken tegelijk, 
dit is er 1 van.
Mocht je jezelf afvragen wat een Book of Positive Aspects eigenlijk is, hier vind je meer info:
Of klik op de desbetreffende tab boven aan de pagina...
Inspiratie voor deze pagina kwam van onze lieve, leuke en gekke kat. Hoe @!#$%! ik me op dat moment ook voel, zij weet altijd een glimlach op mijn gezicht te toveren. Ik ben heel erg blij dat zij in mijn leven is gekomen! Hou zoveel van haar! :-D
Dan nu de video. Wheeeeee, ik heb zoveel lol gehad tijdens het maken van deze pagina! 
Dankje Myrah!
(heb zo'n donkerbruin vermoeden dat er wel meer pagina's over haar in het boek zullen komen, hihi)
Veel plezier!

Book of Positive Aspects

Monday, November 26, 2012

A day in my Art Journal #1

Today I post my fist Vid!!! :-D

Come and join me in my journal.
In this video I take you with me through the process of making a page.
I'm still working out how the camera works and learning about editting but I'm very happy with my first video.
My inspiration was a quote by Pablo Picasso:"Painting is just another way of keeping a diary;"
And let me know what you think, I would appreciate your feedback so I can learn from it.
This vid does not have background music yet.... I'll try that next time! :-)

Monday, November 05, 2012

Ode to womenhood, Artjournal page

It's Mondaynight again so time for a new blogpost.
This time some photo's of the process of the 'Woman of the World' journal page.
With this page I wanted to remember myself and all women who want to be remembered of the powers and gifts we bring to the world although they may sometimes go unnoticed.
No disregard to the powers and gifts of men by the way.... :-) Maybe I'll do a page on that to someday although it would be a feminine vision of the male powers and gifts. hihi
Here's to us beautiful women!!!

It all began with scrap papers and a thin coat of gesso. 

 Then the fun of layering.....and layering..... :-D

And some journaling....

More layers...

At this point the theme came into the picture.
The pieces of paper are 'recipes'  for connecting with your female powers.
Healing, Strength, Abundance, Fertility, Protection, Love and Creativity.

I traced pictures from a magazine...

Cut them out....

Placed them on the pages and made a new layer with lots of colour to create these silhouettes.

A little more here and there and the text and this page is done!

Text detail...

I really enjoyed making this page, although it had to go through it's 'ugly-state' as many pages do. 
In the end I'm very happy with this reminder!
Let me know what you think...

Happy Creating,


Monday, October 22, 2012

A few finished Art Journal pages to share

Hey Art journalers! :-)

This Monday I'd like to share some of my finished art journal pages.
Although I only started art journalling 2 months ago I have made a lot of pages. I was hooked immediately and still am...
I am finding my way with it and with working with mixed media. So far, so good, I'm loving it! I just can't stop, haha :-D
Let me know what you think!


This is my first page ever... (translation: Grateful)


 Translation: Life is remembering that everything is in constant motion.

Translation: Happiness is... freedom, 
Herman (the love of my life), Champaign, laughter, sex (with Herman off course!), BFF's, music, sunshine, spinach (yummie!), butterflies in my stomach, dancing, flowers, Myrah.

This is Myrah, our very, very, VERY, hugable cat...who is also into computers.... :-D

I hope you liked the pics! Next week I will post a process again. Who knows, maybe even a video...

Happy Creating!