Thursday, 9 January 2014

Something New

Lynnda at Oak House Studio has challenged everyone to create a postcard to send to yourself, pin on your notice board or put in a frame, with a message.   Here's mine:

I  decided to go for Spread Your Wings ie try something new, find some new challenges to do, use different colours etc.  All the stamps - Thoresby background, Butterflies and Sentiment - are from Oak House Studio.    Why don't you have a go - you may win something!

My "Something New" is to have a go at Art Journalling - I've signed up to Journal52  which provides weekly prompts and I've decided the only way I'm going to carry on with this is to go smallish (A5) and do the first thing that comes into my head.  She who procrastinates is lost I fear  - I'll just end up doing neat and tidy with straight lines. 

The first prompt is Up, Up and Away - so Soar, Kites and Stormy Seas.  I hope you can see all this is my first attempt.  I used inks and paints and the words are all from dictionary definitions or quote sites online.  I've added Soar in Thickers but they are too pale to photo so may alter that.  I'm not sure I like it but if I don't post it, it'll end up in the bin and I won't have a go next week!!

I've no idea where this is taking me and I might not post my art every week but it's good to have a go!


  1. Your postcard is lovely and the words are certainly inspiring. I think you have captured the stormy sea beautifully on your journal page, I had a closer look and could see the word soar. Love the kite too, it is beautifully embossed. Happy New Year! Hugs, Anne x

  2. Well I love your first journal page and think you should definitely keep going with this through 2014. That's a great resolution to have. Jenny x


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