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Monday, November 30, 2009

souljournaling


This is the house page I made for Souljournaling. Loved to use a lot of colour like a children's book. Maybe I will make a children's book this way. When I have time, I mean...someday.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Michelle Ward's Street Team Challenge 35


Well, this is the story: as a child I always fantasized how wonderful it must be to write books like monks did in monasteries. With a feather with a sharp point and a little inkpot, standing at a desk.
I began working in a big bookshop and realized that the printingpresses made writing by hand a hobby. Books have been always very important for me and the rest of my family. I met my husband in the bookshop. Later I became a librarian and I am still working in a library, my husband is publisher and my daughter just published her first book. My children, grown up now, are also booklovers. During the holidays I have been often in Ireland and I am very enthousiastic about the Book of Kells in Dublin's Trinity College. Written by hand, with so many fantastic illustrations. This book represents for me all my childhood dreams and good memories of holidays in beautiful Ireland and last but not least the area were I work in.
Making this challenge made me realize that I finally do what I dreamt of as a child: I make books by hand and fill them with my own signs. So this is my ode to the Book of Kells, a book full of signs.
For those interested:
http://www.bookofkells.ie/

Monday, November 9, 2009

Soul Journaling


I did day 6 of Sarah Whitmire Soul Journaling. It was nice to look for all the images in magazines. You find that some images attract you and some don't. In the background I used gesso and acrylpaint. When the paint is still wet I put plastic foil on it to get the nice background.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Soul Journaling

Made another page according the online course of Sarah Whitmire. Found an armor on Karenswhimsy and printed it. Then comes the fun: writing on it and colouring. The only problem is what to write! I hope Sarah will give that some attention later in the course.

Monday, November 2, 2009

soul journaling

With stamps I decorated the pages
http://www.souljournaling.com/prompts.php Found this fabulous website and I now work along with it. I did day 1 and 2 today. The results you see here.







Pages from a historybook pasted on a page. Then I wrote on the pages with a felttip pen. Next some gesso over the pages.







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