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cook*create*read: January 2011

Sunday, January 30, 2011


Two more pages for the Art Journal Caravan!

Week 4:

 Credits:  The heart is from Studio Gypsy, Do That Thing kit. Quote by Guillaume Apollinaire, magazine image, Eco-Friendly acrylic paints, watersoluble crayons, Dylusions spray paints.

Week 5:

I used elements from Tangie's Parcel for this week, with Eco-Friendly acrylics, White Uni Posca pen.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Scary stuff! But exciting ...

I was amazed the other day, when the lovely Lisa of the gorgeous Studio Gypsy invited me to do a guest designer slot on her creative team!  Lisa said she really liked my hybrid pages, so I agreed to have a go .... it is very exciting, but I'm also really nervous about living up to expectations as the girls on the Creative Team do some amazing work!

Studio Gypsy released a new kit today - Do That Thing - and here's my first hybrid page for the CT:

Sunday, January 16, 2011

A Year in the Life of an Art Journal!

Well, week one anyway ... I tried this last year, but fell at pretty much the first hurdle although I did read all the posts with longing ... so this year I decided to try again!  Here's my page from the first prompt:

I took inspiration from the given song - Waiting on the World to Change by John Mayer, but also used Rachel's "starting now" prompt as a jumping off point, and included a picture of feet!  It started off in my mind as a "best foot forward" kind of page, but then I kind of got sidetracked a per usual! :)  Hopefully more of these to follow!

Saturday, January 15, 2011


It's been quiet here in blogland, but I have been faffing with paper and paint!  The Art Journal Caravan has kicked off and *gasp* I am up to date!  All non-digi so far, I've been printing off the elements in the weekly parcels, so actually I guess they're hybrid?

Here's week one:  There are some elements from the Steamer Trunk parcel hidden in the lower layers ...

 Week two:

Week three, using elements from Tangie's weekly parcel: