Tuesday, March 12, 2013

WOYWW #197, Color and Words

Julia over at The Stamping Grounds cracks me up. I just love her sense of humor. Each Wednesday she sets up a post so we can link and spy at other people's work spaces....hers had a lot of activity on it this week. Unlike mine. I starting prepping this journal page on Sunday night I think. I'm taking an on-line class from Julie Fei-Fan Blazer on journaling and it's been lots of fun. Lots of new insights.


Had to work tonight and tomorrow the young adults who are the "kids" come home for a few days so it's going to be a busy week. I've been doing a lot of work in my art journals and thought I give a peak there too. My first art journal page was in October and I find I really, really like playing in them. Finally one day I hit upon why I like them so much. Color and Words. Two of my favorite things. Combined into one thing.

I've also been working on Lifebook 2013 and one project had us concentrating on our word for the year. Mine was more of a sentiment: This is the year I become an Artist. I think of lot of that is in your head...we all make art, we just have to own it. But I want to make a concentrate effort to LEARN and STUDY and DO this year. So I've been working on that too.

I used the remains of a paper I had die cut letters from as a stencil on the one above. 

Practice with white space

Practice with grids and white space
This one and the next three started from Julie's class

Now I'm off to check some of my friends' workspaces. Have a great week!






25 comments:

  1. WOW awesome journal pages! I love color and words too! we must be related. I need to do more journaling and started the 2013 Lifebook class but can't seem to get in the mood this week due to the flu/cold I have. Have fun with the kids. Thanks for sharing. Have a great week. Vickie #1

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  2. Beautiful journal and life book pages there, stunning art. Like the black and white one best (I think) but all are great.
    Thanks for visiting already, this is my first 'visit' to Alaska but I'll be back.
    Ann B
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  3. Golly, you've been crafty! Love your journal pages. have a great day. Helen, 11

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  4. Wonderful Journal pages, I Love the way you are experimenting with different styles on a creative journey - Really Inspiring and Gorgeous x Happy WOYWW Heather #46

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  5. What lovely journal pages! enjoy having your "kids" home. Tracy #67

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  6. These pages are just fantastic, you certainly are my kind of artist, congratulations on a fab journal. Happy WOYWW

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  7. Gorgeous journaling, I need to practice the white space technique methinks. Happy WOYWW BJ#42

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  8. This work is stunning!!! I really hope this is your year! love this post! Mo xxx #63

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  9. Awesome job on your journal! I love Julie, and use her stencils. I still stamp with celery like she taught on youtube many years ago! I need to try my hand at journaling, I have the journal, stencils and ink etc, but I haven't gone for it yet. Thank you! Winnie#65

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  10. your work is amazing and you really are an artist as each one is a piece of your art. Well done on a great collection of work that talks about you
    Happy WOYWW
    Ria 60

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  11. Hi Sarah... Such awesome and varied pieces of artwork - so inspiring. How is the daylight situation now? can't remember if you said you were gaining 2 or 6 minutes a day. Happy WOYWW and hope you are having a great day. Gill x #50

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  12. I'm in love! lol! Your pages are beautiful. The thing I really love about art journaling is that every page or double page is so different and so beautiful. Creativity at its finest.

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  13. Lovely pages.
    I also love the colour wheels on your window sill.
    Happy WOYWW
    Laura
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    68

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  14. What fun to peek at all these beautiful pages. You GO girl!

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  15. How your desk remains so calm after such a whirlwind of creativity is utterly beyond me. Ilove that! And oh my..your journal pages are amazing..and your handwriting is just lovely. Totes amazeballs, to quote my daughter!!

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  16. Such beautiful journal pages you have made. Happy WOYWW Anne x #137

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  17. Hullo there Sara,
    Well, lovely work going on here! Journalling something I have not yet done strangely.. maybe one day :D t
    Thanks so much for popping over and for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #15

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  18. Ohhh, your art journal pages are so gorgeous. So many different looks and every one is wonderful!
    Thanks for visiting my blog!

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  19. Hi there Sara, thanks for dropping by!
    I really love your journal pages, the bold bright colours you've used, and funnily enough, the way you've set out the page...it's ever so satisfying! If I paper crafted, that's probably the way I would do it! As I hadn't visited you before, I read a few of your previous posts.....I love the March calendar page, that really IS my cup of tea! And !arch has certainly been living up to its name in the UK...we had a night time temperature of minus 8 th e other night!
    Hugs, LLJ 36 xxxx

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  20. Hi Sara, your journal pages are jaw droppingly good! I love the way you used your Word Play die as a stencil on the first one and the black and white one at the end is quite stunning - wow. Thank you for visiting me. Happy WOYWW, Anne x #23

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  21. Intriguing desk and I smiled seeing those color wheels in the back. I LOVE your art journal pages - they look a bit similar to my 'Chronicles' - personal writing, yummy! Happy, belated, woyww. Marit #79

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  22. Love your journal work and your 'sentiment' for the year. Good plan. Those pages are a perfect example of YOu ARe An Artist!
    Would love to take one of Julie's courses. And I'll have a link in next week's post to that Altered Canvas you saw in my pic this week. Creative Blessings! Kelly #124

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  23. wow, wow, wow, these are awesome! you ARE an artist!

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  24. Your journal pages are great. So many different types of pages - no redundancy there girlfriend! April #108

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