donderdag 27 november 2014

Mix it all up!

My newest artwork: a little bit of collage mixed with lots of zentangling.

I needed the 'zen'-part...I love the result!


woensdag 19 november 2014

From paper to cover!

This is one of my journal pages I made a while ago:

And this is what happened when I ordered a new cover for my iPhone at an online photo-printservice:

Unique and personal...Me happy!!!!


zaterdag 15 november 2014

A new page in my pizzabox journal

I decided to finish my pizzabox-journal first before starting a new journal.
Here is my latest page in this journal:

Look for something positive in each day, 
even if some days you have to look a little harder...
(size 23,5x24cm)

If you want to see more pages in my pizzabox-journal: here you will find my latest blogpost about it. Previous blogposts: here, here and here..and here and the start: here !


dinsdag 28 oktober 2014

Last two pages....

..and now this journal is completely filled with my collages!

Afscheid nemen is met zachte vingers wat voorbij is 
dichtdoen en verpakken in de goede gedachten ter herinnering.
(Translation: Saying goodbye is softly closing and 
wrapping that what has been gone, in good memories.)

Everyone has a friend during each stage of life 
but only the lucky ones have the same friend in all stages of life...


zondag 5 oktober 2014

Black & White..and color of course..

I loved my black and white collage so much that I decided to try another one. I'm not completely satisfied but that is ok:
Don't lose faith...sometimes what looks like a disappointment
is simply meant to get you in position for greatness.

And another one...I needed some color again...:

Be ok with not knowing for sure what might come next, 
but know that whatever it is you will be ok.

Only two more empty pages in this journal left....


vrijdag 5 september 2014

More pages...

This first page I want to show you is about a personal challenge, just to force myself to get out of my comfort zone. First I challenged myself to use only black and white (and grey) pictures in my collage, because I ALWAYS use as much color as possible. The second challenge was to create a collage that didn't mean no new creatures or girls with big heads, just a collection of cutouts glued on paper.
Because I am working in a selfmade journal (à la Teesha of course) in which I painted all the pages before even working in it...I allowed myself to use a colored background...plain blue acrylic paint as we speak :-)
This is what happened:
Journaling (in dutch): 
Jezelf afsluiten is jezelf beperken. Neem de dingen zoals ze zijn. 
Vertrouw op je eigen kracht. Open je deuren en geniet.

I like it!!! Yeah! So...lesson learned: I want more of this!!

The second page I'm showing you is about a little flaw in my character..haha..I like to be 'a little' stubborn now and then...I like to bend the rules sometimes or let's say: stretch my boundaries!
The page isn't upside down by the don't stretch your neck too far...
I don't have an attitude problem. 
I just have a personality you can't handle!

And the third page is one I finally finished. The collage was in my journal for months now...I just never felt working on it. I probably had great plans when I made this collage but didn't work out like I wanted to.
This is what it looked like:

Last week I wanted to finish it because it is one of the last pages in this journal...and I just couldn't accept the fact that there is an unfinished page in my journal...
By the way. that is also what I like most about these Teesha Moore-bound journals and why I keep coming back to them: the journals have just the right size and the right number of pages. It is possible and even simple to finish a complete journal! (I have lots of journals with only a few pages in it and the rest of the pages are empty, simply because there are too many pages in it, or after a few pages I want another size...)
Anyway, this is what happened after I added some shadow with an Inktense pencil, added the journaling and some doodling with colored markers.

You don't need another human being to make your life complete. 
But let's be honest...
having your wounds kissed by someone who doesn't see them
as disasters in your soul but cracks to put their love into 
is the most calming thing in this world.

That's all for now. Only four pages left in this journal...


vrijdag 29 augustus 2014

Whenever you find yourself doubting... far you can go...just remember how far you've come. Remember everything you have faced, all the battles you have won and all the fears you have overcome.

Enjoying lots of art journaling time right now...being in a great, creative flow!
Let's hope it will last a little bit longer...