Monday, 15 August 2011

Small Steps...

...very, very, very small steps indeedily. Oh yesh, I have finally taken the plunge and started a journal! I made a book for myself last year but after cocking up the first page I soon banished said book to the Drawer of Despair... which is basically where absolutely everything I make that I don't like ends up.





So... this here journalling lark... has always had me fascinated... and I am full of admiration for those who can do it... and who make their pages look totally awesome. I mentioned on yesterdays post that I had been given the good and proper shove that I need by Dyan... and I also had much encouragement from Dan too... so I did it... just got painty, inky, splatted stuff about and generally enjoyed myself... apart from the actual wordy part, which I really have trouble with... goodness knows why because how difficult can it be? Actually, tis very difficult (for me) because I really hate my handwriting... and so, the thingywotsit I did the writing on looks naff... it was written, covered over, written and then over written... it is all a load of old waffle but still, I needs to sort out my handwriting! Right... time to get back to the book of Hels... thanks for looking... have a very goodly day! TTFN

Hels x

30 comments:

ellen vargo said...

You're insane... your handwriting is absolutely FINE... in fact i've always liked your handwriting... get over it...and your journal page is REALLY COOL!!! Keep going!!!!

Joanne said...

Now come on, Hels, the mistress of inks and paints, scared of journals then makes 2 pages that are totally super. I started last month on this venture and am now in therapy......LOL
Hugs Joanne xx

Netty said...

Wow its a terrific start Hels, love your doodling and great colour scheme. You and journals are made for each other. Brill. x

Risa said...

That is so beautiful!

Lynne said...

you did a beautiful job on your journal!! and your handwriting is just perfect!!

Sandy said...

Oh wow journal pages hun.
Absolutely fantastic. Love the doodling. Awesome.

Daniele said...

ohhhh those pages are amazin' the colours have the wow factor,
hugs

Anikraft said...

Hey Hels, love your pages. I know exactly how you feel. I have always admired art journaling (dyan and kate crane!!!) but I hate my handwriting and I just dont write journals. But I have tried "journaling" in a different way, I do canvases and stuff and instead of writing lots of things I use quotes and stamped words. No handwriting needed. I havent looked back since, I love throwing paint around the living room now!!! Cant wait to see more of your pages!!!!

Helen said...

I think this is great - and your handwriting is gorgeous - now mine..... Missed you at Stevenage, but you obviously made up for it on your travels!

Lisa and Elaine @ Destination Art said...

Hi Hels
It's going to be a wonderful journal, given the rest of the beautiful work you do. Have fun with it! The first pages look AWESOME! Look forward to seeing more!
Big hugs across the miles.
Lisa and Elaine @ Destination Art

Shazza said...

it looks fantastic hels, knew it would be x

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

ooh a journal page :) and what is this about your handwrting.. remember you have stamps in your handwriting! lol
xx

Artyjen said...

It looks pretty darn good to me! Carry on journalling I say ;)
xoxo Sioux

Alison Horne said...

I tend to hide my writing under layers of paint, not because I hate my writing but to hide the mind dribble that I write! Journalling is for yourself and should be somewhere you feel free to dump your mess,and not worry about others perceptions. Having said that there are many reasons people journal,so there are no rules, love your edging and colours.x

Kaz said...

WHOOOOO HOOOOO Hels this is so cool!! You have rocked this journalling malarky....this is fabulous!! Keep up the great work!!

Kazx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

I agree Hels the writing is the difficult part for me too. Lov your pages, great depth of co,our and I love the border too. Fabulous start. Tracy x

Rein said...

Beautiful art work!

pearshapedcrafting said...

A brilliant start I would say....love it! I don't think you should worry about your handwriting- mine is dreadful and I still love my journalling! Enjoy!!!!!
Chris

Dragon said...

I am, like you, needing to be taken kicking and screaming into this world... I am likin your pages a goodly lot, but not convinced for myself yet... I KNOW i would just write drivvel, whether in nice or horrid handwriting!!!
Frankie
xx

Morti said...

D'ya know what? I think we all hate our handwriting. The key word there though is that it is "our" handwriting. Not anyone elses. It's real, and it's ours. Not printed, not stilted, just ours. And that is the greatest expression of art, coming from within. Glory in your handwritng, whether it's basic block printing, or true stampotique-stylee spider scrawl!

Cath Wilson said...

Not very small steps at all, Hels. Fab pages - you did a great job and it`s a brilliant start!

whyducks said...

It looks pretty damn good to me, handwriting and all! Impressive in fact!

StampDancer said...

I like it! I played with one page a few weeks back and put aside. You've encouraged me to keep working - plus I just received and viewed the Divine Kate Crane's DVDs on Art Journaling.
Cheers!
Deb M
xx

Wanda H said...

I LOVE your pages!!!!! They really are fabulous!!! I've thought about starting something for a few years now but nothing actually started.

Rebecca said...

More like GIANT STEPS FOR WOMAN KIND love the colours
Happy craftin
Rebecca

Gillian .... said...

Ooooooooooooooooo hun .... THIS IS DIVINE, seriously loving those pages, the colours are beautiful, love the handwriting around the pages .. very very neat. xxx

Val said...

Just amazing - don't know what is scaring you.
Hugs
Valxx

PS: Looking forward to Wednesday. V

funkycrafter said...

cool journal page. if i could do half this well i would be a journaling machine. and your handwriting is fine. keeping a journal is for your own enjoyment, so no need to stress out on anything anyway. just have fun

Linda Cain said...

WTG, girl! Love it!

~Linda

Dawn said...

I am impressed with your first page! I took up journaling early on in the year. Thanks to likes of Dyan ;0) I love it so much I started a challenge every month, your more than welcome to join in Hels if you like

love Dawn xx

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