Saturday, March 27, 2010

The Artistic Mother's Group

6 x 9 Altered Journal
Project 2

 
 1 and 2: "Creativity" and "Kendra-isms" Journals

This week's journal (inspired from Project Two in Shona Cole's new book, The Artistic Mother) is meant to be a place to record my creative thoughts (or mad ramblings) including poems, decorating ideas and future art projects. I love that I had an excuse - through The Artistic Mother's Art Group - to make something specifically for this reason: it beats writing my ideas down on random papers which I then loose!

This "Creativity" journal is a 6 x 9 art book that has blank pages so that I can write and draw in it. I tried to give it an edgy feel by using a lot of black in addition to the decorative and background papers, vintage French text and a personal photo (yes, that's me). I also tried overstamping as suggested in the book. It was sealed with Matte Medium and finished with a row of Swarovski crystals down the front.

To see more altered journals, please check out the Artistic Mother's button on this sidebar. . .

Kristin xo

11 comments:

Rayanne said...

Oh that's pretty...I like both of them. It's hard to stop making them isn't it??? I guess that's the point.
Lovely.

Mandy said...

just gorgeous kristin...love your work, and thanks for popping by my blog...xxx

Shawna said...

I love these! Very GOOD job!

Nicola said...

Great work Kristin, these are both lovely can't wait to see what you put inside them!!

Rebecca Kessler said...

Fabulous! I love how fun they both feel... they should make you want to use them all the time!

Trudy Callan said...

Love your journals. Gorgeous.

Laura said...

Firstly, the journals are great! I love the composition and the pom-pom trim is genious. But I also want to tell you that I love your story about Kendra and the makeup counter on your sidebar. It brought tears to my eyes. Beautiful!

Amy said...

another gorgeous book by you

sotheywillalwaysremember said...

Love them both and of course anything with a picture of Kendra on it is a winner! xoxo

Kristi said...

LOVE your journals. A sense of whimsy and style all at the same time. Can't wait to see more!!!

Dianne said...

Oh how I've enjoyed your blog! Your work is beautiful and I love the way you use it in your home. Wonderful style!