Journal Re Entry

what better way to reenter blog land than with a brand new journal?  this one made form junk ( nicest junk I have ever seen) with the magnificent Kate Crane of the Kathryn wheel, this was a day class at the artistic stamper - hosted by the lovely Jennie and Mal


here are the photo's I took on the day and sometime soon  ( I promise) I will post other photo's of the inside, Kate is promoting her video that enables you to make journals form 'junk' if the class is anything to go by you could do worse than invest n the video


if you are wanting to make your journals personal rather than making personal things in a 'bog standard' shop bought pre made journal  the video is a good progression to the next step in journalling - graduate to  the  'i made my own journal' mob...


also - remember there are a number of tutorials on this blog to help you make books and journals from very basic to  very obscure - why did i do this....type thing - just navigate using the tabs at the top of my web pages , explore and enjoy, and be aware of my creative commons licensing rules...

Junk?  I beg to differ this is journal fodder

Kate "charlies angel' Crane

my finished journal cover using my 'mail art' stamp design ( available via my stamp tab link)

Art inspired by Slovenia and Hungary

I wrote a very inspiring blog, then deleted it - not deliberately, and I regret now spending time blogging, when I could have been making Art.  any how, here  I go again:

Leaving lady solitude - my page for Sherry's desert Island Disc Circle Journal - will be heading home on Monday Sherry - arriving Tuesday.... 

I added wings to ' i have no regrets' page

I added colour and a charm to 'don't stop me now' 

beads added to Baker Street

I also  added beads to the building on this page

more colour, beads, and a charm to 'take this dance' 

I finished Voodoo Vixen and Sandra De (seredipity) Junk Keys (copyright) = my up-cycled decorative key fobs that tell a story

copyright donnalouiserodgers JunkKey

copyright donnalouiserodgers JunkKey

copyright donnalouiserodgers JunkKey

copyright donnalouiserodgers JunkKey

I bought Dolores a sketch book as a thank you for having Nial and i as house guests, and I did a page for her based on a story she told me about her murder and a  budgerigar.  My page was inspired by Egon Shiele (pronounced Shela)  

a journal entry for Dolores

I used one of Dolores old fashioned library cards that predates our digital systems to make the butterfly tag to go in the wax paper pocket...

the back of the library card tag... 

here are the pictures from Slovenia and Hungary, one long long scroll of gorgeousness....

what's on your workstation Wednesday (under)

so I am half way through making a couple of Junk Keys - one for Sandra De and one for Voodoo V.  I aim to post by end of week, the ATC is in an envelope, addressed, stamped and waiting for me to get to a post which point I wonder where the week went - oh yes, gobbled up by our new pack member Lily... she rather loves Bob....I picked her up on Saturday from Crafty Dawn,


after I had given a lino cutting class,which was most excellent fun, and because it went so well, I intend to do more of them.


I can't say I have done much since Saturday except go to work, come home and then play with Lily and spend time loving my two old boys into adopting her into the group...

Lily and Bob

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