Friday, January 18, 2013

Making journals

I recently treated myself to an online course
with Roben-Marie Smith
what a treat this course has been for me!
I have followed Roben-Marie for
quite awhile and I absolutely
love her style of painting!
There is nothing this creative lady can't do!

I have had so much fun creating wonderful journals
using materials I already had in my studio, 
some mixed media paper, stencils, inks, paints,
whatever I could find!
I even learned to use Modeling Paste,
something I had never used before, 
but now am hooked on what fun it creates.

This was a quote I put on the cover of my poetry journal
I created
"She lives her poetry out loud each and every day"
I wanted to make each journal personal.

This was a canvas duck cloth I created
along with the journals
so I could have some creative book tabs!
I had so much fun with all of this.

Here is my Poetry journal and see the little tab there?
Each journal is hand sewn with a signature of various papers inside
I used newsprint, watercolor paper,
bristol paper and sketch paper sheets
for the inside pages!

This was a piece I created during Mindy Lacefield's class
so I decided to make it into a special journal for me
(this one carries a special place in my heart
cause I love my Mindy girl!)

Here I added a scrap piece of newsprint
that I used as a blotter sheet
Roben-Marie had suggested this in her video
(a surprise page inside the journal)
I love the way it turned out!

All I had left was to get out my sewing machine
and do a little free form stitching on the tabs.

What fun this class was for me
and I am not done yet!
I love creating
I love painting
I love learning something new
spreading my creative wings!

Roben-Marie shares all of her knowledge
so freely with you,
I encourage you to take this class
if you are interested in creating these beautiful journals.
Once you sign up you always have
access to the class!

Now each time I begin writing,
it is going to be hard for me to choose
 just which journal I want to write in!

Have a beautiful Friday
and find some time to be creative
during this weekend!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

A Poetry Moment . . .

Hello Self!

Each day is a new beginning
of learning something new ...
a challenging task
finding a new word
writing a poem
learning to reach out to others

Each day I say "Hello Self"
I am practicing
self care
self love
self acceptance
so today I am excited at what will be

Life is so full of wonder
if only you will see,
just look into the mirror
say hello
ask yourself
"What is needed for me today?"

Saying "Hello Self"
is always a good thing for me
for I like the image I see there,
I am learning to dig way down deep inside
I am growing
I am loving this girl she