Sunday, September 11, 2011

30 Days of Art Journaling with Gulfsprite

I have been working in another art journal as well
this one is a repurposed hardcover novel from a garage sale
and I have been using it to do a fabulous art journaling course
is an incredibly generous and gifted teacher
and I am so thrilled to be able to take her class.

These are just a few pages I have been inspired to make.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Animal Totem Traveling Art Journal

I have signed up for a new art journal round robin.
This one is over at Milliandes Art Community for Women
and it is being hosted by Stacey Deller and it is called

I have filled in all of my spare time
this last week making my journal.

It has a canvas cover,
and I had to make my own feathers as customs rules in Australia are very strict about feathers and leaves and seeds etc.

My theme is
and I am really excited about my little journal
taking this journey around the world
gathering wisdom
beautiful art works
from my fellow artists.

I do love animals,
all animals.

This is a little welcome booklet
with some lovely elephants
I have had for a while and I have
been looking for a good place to use them.

A wise owl for my title page.

Stacey has asked us to also do our first double page spread
and I chose to do Platypus as my totem animal.

The platypus is a unique Australian animal.
They are monotremes.
Mammals that lay eggs
instead of live birthing their young,
and they produce milk to feed their young.
Platypus are only found on the east coast
of Australia so are a very local totem to where I live.

They are very interesting and secretive creatures
and have an interesting past.
Here is my journal,
all ready to travel the world,
I wish I could tuck myself between its pages
and go to.

Did I mention I love animals?
I have not had a dog for far too long
and a girl like me needs a dog.
I have always been a doberman girl
and I adore the breed of the noble dobe,
so much in fact that I have owned 5 of them
and would love another one.

However times change and I am a single mum these days
and I live in rental accommodation
and I travel in a van with my 2 beautiful boys,
a dobe just does not fit our lives
at the moment.

So we have got a toy poodle,
we will be picking him up on Monday I think
and his sister as well,
and taking them both down to visit our very good friends.
that is where the little girl puppy will be living.