Wednesday, July 29, 2009

New Journal Page

Recently, my friend Lindsay invited me to participate in a local artists group known as the Blind Faith Book Club. Members meet monthly to socialize and display their art. This month's prompt was "What I did on my Summer vacation". We were to create a project of our choice using only things we already had in our craft supplies. The project could be a scrapbook page, journal page, fiber art piece, paper sculpture, or whatever. Since circumstances have prevented me from doing anything fun this summer, I chose to create a journal page so I could write about how much I miss traveling and camping.

As you may notice, some of my words and letters in the journaling are a little darker in spots. This is the result of the gel pen I was using. The pen kept skipping so I had to go back over some letters, and I also had spots where the ink was smearing. I left things as they were; quite a change for me, since before doing Wreck This Journal I would have been really upset about how imperfect the journaling turned out. Surprise of surprises, I actually like the way the lettering looks.

5 comments:

Linda said...

Hi Francine,

How have you and your husband been? I hope things are getting easier.

Your group sounds like a wonderful way to share your art and it's a good outlet from daily hardships. I need something like that. Are you taking another petite dolls class? I understand Suzi is giving a class on painting more realistic faces. That sounds very interesting.

I love your page too. Great job with it.

Aimeslee said...

Hi, Francine, love your art.

icandy... said...

Wowza!!! This is an amazing page! You really know how to inspire us all! Thank you for the show and tell~ I really enjoy your blog!
Happy day!
Christina

Patricia said...

Thank-you for stopping by my blog for the One-World, One-Heart event. I couldn't find your post but I have entered you - I just love this blog and your approach to keeping a journal. Please enter me in your lovely giveaway and have a wonderful day.

Michi Michaelson, Orange County, CA said...

How charming, Francine! This piece is LOVELY!!!! THANK YOU for visiting my blog and participating in the giveaway!!!! Good luck!