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January 10, 2010

A Huge Thank You

to all the lovely people who made such supportive comments on my last post.  I really do appreciate your kind thoughts and words and it has made me feel all soppy and mushy.  Thank you sincerely, I am truly touched.
I have been meaning to get into this art journal lark for a while now, and finally decided to actually do something about it.  I followed various links and trails and discovered Sarah Whitmire's Soul Journaling prompts here which have the advantage of being free so I thought I would give them a try before taking the plunge and paying for an online course.  I have now built my "soul armor" and here it is:
I seem to have made it more of a soul barrier with a bit of armor hiding behind it, but I guess that says a lot about me.                                                                                                  I'm not sure how much further I will go with Soul Journaling as I feel I want to explore a different direction from the one that the prompts are taking me.  I have enjoyed making this page though, and I am feeling like taking a paid course could be worth it.  First I have to read through the digi version of the first Somerset Studio Art Journaling magazine and see where I end up after that.
I've also done this weeks prompt for Scrapdolly's 52 in 10 project, so after a week of doing nothing very much creative I seem to have got my mojo back, YAY!!!
The prompt was to list your resolutions for this year.  This year I am trying the One Little Word concept and my word is TIME, so this paper fit perfectly.  It's a Tim Holtz paper, apparently, but I have no idea where or how I got it! The challenge was to add some stitching.... no way! So I cheated and used ribbon with stitching already on it for the tag, and stamped some faux stitching underneath the opening for the tag pocket.  The reason for the introduction of the shades of orange was, I was merrily working away in green and ecru when I discovered I didn't have any green dymo tape, or even any black!  Bummer! So I settled on orange and incorporated an orange flower and edged the tag with some spiced marmalade distress ink.


Linda Elbourne said...

Fab work Kay ... I really love your soul journal page the bestest X

Sue said...

Great Pages :)
I also turn 50 ..in 10 days and will be going for my first mammagram. Three of my aunts died from lung cancer so i am a tiny bit scared too....not that i have ever felt any lumps.
Hope you get your results soon so you can stop worrying :)

Scrapdolly said...

Came to comment on the oage and say I am touched by your blog and praying for you too

Carmen said...

Love your pages Kay - especially the one with the armour.

Julia Dunnit said...

Great pages Kay, think you're being verybrave actually...publicly or privately, I don't wanna do the soul stuff...I'd need therapy!

Sandra said...

wow .. your mojo is back with a bang :) ... loving your pages.