Friday, 18 July 2014

Journal Playground

Saying hi to all of you right from the middle of my Canada/USA art trip! :)
This has been such a rewarding experience - my students are so full of energy and enthusiasm that it truly makes my heart sing...
I can't possibly visit all the blogs and see all the comments but thank you all so much for your kindest words and reviews I've seen! ♥

Today, I'd like to show you some pages from my art journal.
This is a very special place for me -

- sometimes a safe haven to stop and reflect -


- a creative playground to collect memories -


- and at other times - an artistic gym to stretch my creative muscles. :)


I usually work quick and simply follow my intuition - no pressure, no specific rules, I just let the materials lead the way.
That's why I love journaling so much - for all the creative freedom it offers!

Here are some of my trusted supplies that usually accompany me in my journaling:


I also add some lace and thread here and there for more dimension and splash some tea on the pages. :)

Hugs to you all!


18 comments:

lara said...

"a creative gym"
Love it!
I also like how you express so much emotion without having to use words, i really love that.

Can't wait to see you tomorrow in NC and get some inspiration! Looking forward to this so much!!!

Carol McCready said...

Gorgeous pages.

Lean de Ruiter said...

Cool pages!

teri reed said...

You are so very awesome!!

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Beautiful pages.. I wonder how you create the texture

Olga Kolov said...

Wonderful pages!

Ruth L said...

Love those vintage images, they look so perfect on your spread!

Linda M. Cain said...

Always gorgeous and calming.

Danielle Champagne said...

Wow. Anna I love all your pages. love the guidelines you suggest too! thank you. Cheers from Montreal.!

Svjetlana said...

Gorgeous as usual!

Helen said...

fabulous!! Glad you are having a great time.

unni's scrappeboble said...

Wooooow, soooo beautiful :)

Julia Aston said...

what a wonderful journal - and lovely pages!

Belladonna said...

Uczta dla oka!

agnés said...

Fabuleux travail

craftytrog said...

Wonderful inspiring pages!
Thanks for sharing them with us.
Alison xxx

Mary Gillmarten said...

Beautiful pages Anna! Loved our class, had so much fun, can't wait until you come again! I loved using your products too -- can't wait to order some of my own now.

Diana Mustafa said...

Dear Anna,

Heard you are home and happy for you. My new dear friend you made a huge impressions on me. Your kindness has no bounds. I will treasure my canvas all my days as well as my time with you. I did want to bow when I meet you to the Mistress of all Mixed Media. I hope that doesn't sound negative in any way. I have such reverend respect for you and your craft. Now having watched your techniques and learned I will continue to play and experiment on my own.

Your case will follow shortly, I had sorta of a adventure getting home involving me getting sick, a grocery store, police, fire department and a cab. On Monday, I will get it mail out to you promptly.

Until we meet again, stay well and I look forward to seeing your beautiful face and smile. (I can say these things cause I am probably old enough to be your mom - if you have time or want to text 1-720-217-4049).

Sincerely,
Diana Mustafa