Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Mind. Body. Soul. (Art Journaling)


Believe it or not, I am almost done with the journal started for sweet Leslie's online course, Mind. Body. Soul. Good thing too, as the prompts ended about two weeks ago. (sigh). . . .

Below are shots of the last journal spread for Anxiously Engaged, followed by the first and last pages of the book:

"Oh the places we will go"
(Vertical spread)

Vintage music, vintage stamps, Stampington art papers (bike) and personal photo

Opening page /  Table of contents:

"Contents"

Featuring all of Leslie's prompts

Carefully selected papers hint at what's to come

Back / final page:

"Put on a happy smile"

Swarovski crystals, rub-ons and paint chip


There you have it. Only one thing left to complete: the cover! Oh, and the story behind the book as a whole. On a personal note, when I started the course, I had no idea what or where I would be when I ended it. I don't mean to sound cryptic, I will finish the cover, put it all back together, and share the story in it's entirety in my next post for Paint Party Friday

See you then,
Kristin xo

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29 comments:

scrapwordsmom said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I absolutely LOVE what you have done with the prompts, words and quotes!!!!! That table of contents is darling, too. The colors...everything!!!

I am FINALLY getting your stamps in the mail!!!

xoxo

Leslie

craftattack said...

Beautiful work, love your pages, and good to see your little princess on them, too! Hugs, Valerie

mette laumann said...

Its a very sunny colour.......Beautiful!
Love from the Denemark
xoxo Mette

ashton elaine said...

so awesome that you made a whole book for the course... and so pretty :) you have a great style!

Daniele Valois said...

Hmm, "considered the alternative", "didn't know it would end" "bye", :okay", "Gray skies are gonna clear up!!! Put on a happy smile!!!" Ok, I added the !!! but yes indeed, the skies will clear up and everything will be lovely! How can they not with all those Swarovski crystals!!!

I adore this last page, and Kendra's fun face, and I think I need a chandelier stamp now!

Gloria said...

Excellent journal. Just beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

ArtSings1946 said...

Wow ... just love this. Thanks so much for sharing.

Happiness to all.

Netty said...

All wonderful pages and loved seeing your darling daughter on one of them. x

peggy gatto said...

Beautifully done, and details make all the differenc, nice art!

peggy gatto said...

Beautifully done, and details make all the differenc, nice art!

peggy gatto said...

Beautifully done, and details make all the differenc, nice art!

Terri Neggers said...

So beautiful, and uplifting - I hope creating it had the same effect on you as it did on those of us getting to see it. You clearly put so much thought into each page, it really shows...

Yvonne said...

Beautiful pages for a journal.

pauline said...

oh Kristin... this is A-MA-ZING!!!! i would so love to sit somewhere with this journal and a tea (or wine!) and just take my time and go through every page. It looks fabulous. i so love your "oh the places we'll go" spread. i can tell you put a lot of work into this... xoxo

Jenny said...

Oh Kristin... your pages are awesome... I just love the 'put on a happy smile' page... and the pic of Kendra is fabulous... what a gorgeous journal... can't wait to see the cover...

Hugs
Jenny x

Janelle said...

These pages are all beautiful. I look forward to hearing the story behind all this beautiful and thoughtful work.

missy k said...

Like Pauline I'd really love to hold this in my hands and see it up close and personal. See all those layers and details 'for real'. I think I'd find it hard to hand back though ;)

Seriously, your work is amazing and totally inspiring.... lovely to see Kendra making an 'appearance' too

Karenxxx

Diane said...

I think it's wonderful how art will take you on a journey if you let it--and now you know the story behind it--awesome!

Carin said...

But you DO sound cryptic lol! I can't wait to hear what's up...my mind is racing. The pages are BEAUTIFUL and colourful as always! I just love your style. And the bit of added sparkle...well, it just has to be done, right?!

minnemie said...

Fantastic! I especially like the first page with the music background and the bike. All the details makes such a meaningful "whole".

minnemie said...

PS: I love that you have (and adore) paint under your fingernails. That makes two of us!:-)

Cameron said...

So much good stuff....sparklies, poignant lessons, words to ponder, gorgeous colors....love it!

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