Wednesday, August 19, 2009

First pages in my Art Journal

I know, I know, it's been a while (again), and after posting this I'm packing my suitcase to go on holiday for a week, so I won't be posting for another while either.... but I wanted to show off the progress I've made so far in my new Art Journal.

I decided to just slap on some colour and already start working on backgrounds, going back and forth through the pages. It's amazing how time flies when you do that!

This one is almost ready for journaling. Maybe I'll add some more bits here and there, but I think I will just put down some lines and then journal my heart out.

Using up old DIY paper I made ages ago. Sticking it on there, and then I'll get back to it when the mood strikes me.

And this is my first finished page in my new Art Journal:

(OK, OK, I might add some borders or something....)

For now: see you soon! I'll be taking a prepped Art Journal with me to play with while away, I'll probably end up having to do loads on that when back, but I'll show you when it's done.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Bye oma!

Today it's eight years since my nan (or gran or 'oma' in Dutch) passed away. It's hard to believe it's been that long.

She was a great knitter, and she enjoyed sewing too, so it was not that strange that she started to collect thimbles. Whenever we went on holiday, or on a daytrip or even schooltrip, we would try and find her a thimble.

When she passed away, my aunt took over her impressive collection, but not before I took out the couple I knew for sure I gave her. One from Eindhoven, the first place I lived when I moved out of my parent's house, one from Dierenpark Emmen, a wonderful zoo in Holland (sorry, link is only in Dutch and German), and one from Lourdes....

I was hoping to take a picture of the sky today, as she loved cloud formations and would always tell us 'Oohh, look at those clouds!', but it's grey and raining again today, so this was the next best thing for this sad anniversary.

Dag oma!