Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Out of the Loop

Hi everyone,

I have not been able to get a connection for a few days and feel completely out of the loop, however, I have done a little page for the Blissfully Art Journalling group on the theme of "I'm So Tired..."

The prompt instantly made me think of one of my favourite songs from my mother's youth (yeah right!!!) by Al Green: I'm So Tired of Being Alone.

I couldn't shift the tune, but it rang true anyway, so here I am, baring my soul, which I guess is what journalling is about, ultimately. 

It has had the opposite effect of my last page, not surprisingly, but that's ok. Nothing wrong with a little reflection. And perhaps  a little Prince hunting may be in order... ;o)

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Enjoy the Ride: The begining of a blogger

I just read the following entry on Tracy Kaufman's blog and it has affected me deeply, so I have posted the link and hope you find time to read it. 

Enjoy the Ride: The begining of a blogger

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Blog Party Give Away

Here it is!

The big fat Blog Party giveaway from the 'A Soul Journal' blog by me!!!!!!!!

Yes, you heard it right! A brand new copy of the wonderful 'In This House' by Angela Cartwright and Sarah Fishburn.

Only two conditions apply to enter this fabulous, once in a lifetime, opportunity!

One: you must obviously not already have a copy, because that would be a little pointless!

Two: you must want to swap with me, on an occasional basis, some 'In This House' themed thingy; an ATC perhaps, an inchie or two, a bookmark, for example.

What do you say? To enter, please answer my little pollette on the right :o)

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Doodle Oodle Oo

Prompt No 7 from my lovely Soul Journal Group.

An opportunity to stop angsting all over the place and do some simple doodling; thank you, lovely Prompt Diva, thank you! 

So I cut the original doodle out, stuck it onto the page with a brad, photocopied it, and then found a few creatures and objects within it to make a page out of.

Still having problems accessing the 
group site but will post asap.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


This is a little character I have discovered. In my brain. Not without inspiration from a label that I was looking at when I drew her of course; I am neither good enough, nor original enough for that unfortunately :o(

But I like her and I think she will be popping up somewhere soon.

Betty Edwards Inspired Drawing

I learned how to draw this on a course a few years ago. I think I will get back to practicing. I find it so hard though; it literally takes me hours to achieve anything I am happy with. 

Keron over at Blissfully Art Journalling has inspired me. You can see why at

Thank you Keron!

Monday, October 13, 2008

E for Evidence, F for Fool, G for Good Riddance

Oh this was FUN!!!!!!!!

The prompt 'Evidence" was from Blissfully Art Journalling. 

One thing led to another and soon it entered my little Personal Lexicon book and became E for Evidence, F for Fool and G for Good Riddance. One letter just seemed to flow happily into the next and formed a little story.

I never deliberately look at photo's of the ex (well, you wouldn't, would you; look at him...) but as soon as the idea of Fool came to me (as it often does when the ex comes to mind) I dug this up and went for it. The more I altered his photo and the picture of the jester, the more I laughed and lightened up.

Hey presto; it was an epiphany (I can feel another E page coming on). He looks so ridiculous (accurately so, may I add), that I think I can bear to look at it/him. 

I used some blackboard scrapbook paper for the background and gesso'd over it just leaving the words listen, learn and know visible, and then slightly changed them to make them appropriate to my journal entry.

I was not at all keen on the colours initially, but now the black and whiteness of it seems right for the Evidence theme.  

The words around the jester are just a few of my little pet names for him ;o) And some to describe how I believe his life has turned out so far.

How are the Blog Party preparations going for everyone? I have a little collection of things but no idea how to transfer them in a festive manner so will have to do more research.

I do, however, have a FABULOUS prize/giveaway, which I will reveal shortly. (What a little teaser I am!)

Off now, to consider the world, the universe, and the meaning of life............

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Pointy Hats etc

To clarify!!!

I LOVE the pointy hats, wings, striped stockings and wavy writing! Mine just looks naff by comparison :o))

M is for Mortal Coil

I have still not got a grip on the layout techniques for blogging yet. The Egg page was supposed to be up here. I will probably go back to it to put something inside the egg.

The M page is not finished, but I am too tired now and off to my bed.

I have just seen that my Healing Love is on the main page and cannot stop smiling. Thank you, thank you thank you!

I have also been tagged. Wow! I am honoured. Thank you Christy. I will be jumping out of bed early tomorrow to get tagging.

Personal Lexicon

Well this opened up a whole can of worms!

So. First of all I did nothing. I was not inspired. I was in a mood. I looked at my fellow journallers work, and to tell the truth, I was not a happy bunny. In fact I was a green bunny. I was a great big jealous lump of non-creative blahness. Not a pretty sight.

I finally got over myself yesterday and just got on with it. Doing my stuff. I have been spending so much time, and trying so hard to be original. To be different. To avoid the pointy hats and wings. To stay away from striped stockings and wavy writing. But the truth is, and thank goodness I have faced up to it, is that I AM NOT GOOD ENOUGH TO BE ORIGINAL. I am a beginner. I am learning. I must work at this and give it all I have if I want to be good. Then I may find my originality. My own style. Until then, I will copy and imitate. I will be a happy little blog burglar. A style stealer. A thankful thief. Mwah ha ha ha!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rather than do one page for the Lexicon prompt,  I have decided to start a separate little book. I will add letters to it as I think of them. It was going to be Adrienne's Little Lexicon of Luuurrrve, but the very first page has proved this to be a little too dark for that title.

This soul journalling think is really getting to me. And there I was thinking it was all about pretty pictures! Oh well...