lundi 27 novembre 2017

30 Days of Lists || December 2017

Itès that time of year again! December and all its documentable glory! It's also the time of year when we feel overwhelmed because there is a lot to do, lots of family to see, lots of food to prepare and eat and lots to put in albums. It's easy to get lost and sidetracked with all the options out there.

So this is where December's edition of 30 Days of Lists saves: lists are quick and easy, my notebooks house all the pretty Christmas ephemera I have in my stash and they make a great placeholder for those December feelings. Intrigued? Click here to find out more or use the 30 Lists button on the right sidebar.

So how will I list this year? I decided to try a new size for me: Traveller's Notebook size. I used a similar format for one of my travel journals and really liked it so I thought I'd give it a try this year.

Here's a look at the inside pages:

I used some papers from different collections I had on hand. I went with a mixed colour palette with some traditional colours and some unorthodox ones too! I love the result and I'm excited to start filling it in!

I'm curious as to what your approach to December documenting is. Please let me know your tips for keeping it simple in the comments.

Do you think you would ever try listing as a way of documenting December?

Psst: when you register, you get a discount code in my Etsy shop!

vendredi 17 novembre 2017

Get Messy Season of Connections flipthrough

A flipthrough of my accordion art journal for the Season of Connections.

jeudi 16 novembre 2017

Color Blast || Yellow Fever

We have come to the last Color Blast journal before we share our very own completed journals. My Participation in Color Blast ended with Riet's gorgeous Yellow Journal.

I am not a yellow kind of girl so I was unsure about my approach to this journal. But once I had it in my hands, everything came together.

As I did with th other color journals, I added some French expressions. Rire jaune means to laugh ironically. So I tried to pair this sentiment with a happy image to change the narrative.

This was one of my favourite pages to participate in!

Since I was the last person to have this journal, I was able to add to some of the other spreads, like the buikdings in these pages.

I added the figure and the message to these backgrounds.

 I had the yellow journal in August and that was also when I had just finished my Lemondade journal, so the page on the left appeared.

This is my absolute favourite spread.

Another page with some add-ons by me.

Go check out everyone else's pages! We are so close to finishing!

Riet, Lauren, Moriah, Jules, Lauren and Sarah.

See you next time :)

samedi 11 novembre 2017


I guess it was inevitable that my natural color scheme would creep back into my Season of Connections journal! I really loved the prompts this week. This first spread is about how I feel about what happens when we die.

I pulled out my beloved fabric scraps from San Miguel de Allende, where I attended art journaling workshops with Orly Avineri twice.

This fabric is filled with quotes from Frida Kahlo. "Love, Warmth, Pain, Giving".

This one especially is at the center of y thinking: "I am not alone"

Life, Death; it's all part of a cyclical process, not a linear one.

In my view, we shine one. The heart stays, our energy stays, the flames we carry in our hearts, our true essence - the one in our core - stays but dissolves into the rest and comes back anew, reformed.

This is our only chance as the person we are now.

So make the most of it. No time for fear, no time for self-criticism; just take the leap.

It all goes by so fast.

For the last spread in my Season of Connections journal, I brought out my sewing machine and had another go at drawing with it.

This is for the Center of the Universe spread.

I wanted to touch upon the notion of the third and final death according to ancient Mexican beliefs. This final death happens when everyone has forgotten your name. Which is why they hold the Day of Dead and make altars and invite their ancestors to feast with them.

I would like to be remembered for a time.

I would like for people to say "she lived fully". I would like for people to remember things like "the sun was in her eyes".

Memories are quick to fade,even with all those pictures we take, the journals we fill. We do all that to leave a trace. My professional life is all about finding those traces and bringing them back into the narrative.

I hope my bones will do the same. I hope my art and journals will be interesting for someone. I hope they will remember love.

This final spread is in my Fire Burning Bright journal, which I've been playing in as a companion to my Connections journal.

I used EmK's prompt and ink tutorial to look at my relationship to my zodiac sign (pisces) and element (water)

This lovely Sphinx/Griffin/Banshee came forth and I like her a lot.

Another Season coming to a close. Only one Season left for me on the Get Messy Creative Team. I'm feeling lots of emotions about that! I'll post a flip through of my journal next week.


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lundi 6 novembre 2017

V's Daily Diary | October

Hey hey hey, another month is in the Daily Diary. I'm proud of being caught up even though it was a hectic month. I've even hatched a plan for next year's daily project and found the diary to put it in. More on that another time. On to October's pages:

The dragon is a pull out from a handout brochure we got during the Tai Hang Dragon festival.

Have any of you thought abut doing a daily project for next year?

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