Ivy, hands and chronicles
The past days were busy, busy, busy, as the articles for the second issue
of FEATURING are getting designed. Because of the tropical temperatures
in the Netherlands at the beginning of the week, we had to shut down the
computers for two or three days. That meant a delay in the progress of the
magazine and we’re working our asses off to get everything done now.
There’s a lot of work involved, not only for the designer but for me also.
Deliberating, editing and criticizing & judging the look of the pages, to
name some activities. It is all worth it though, as readers are enthusiastic
about the magazine. (See the review Quinn McDonald wrote – yep, Quinn!
Author of the book Raw Art Jounaling – which, by the way, I highly
recommend, especially if you are a beginner at art journaling – but where
was I? Oh, yes, Quinn. She bought the magazine without my knowledge and
I was happily surprised to find out that she wrote a review on her blog.)
Bottom line: busy I am.
But today is Friday… and this morning, I took some time off to find
a photo and write a haiku and a blogpost. I also have an art journal page
that I made last Summer but have not showed yet. And of course there is
the weekly ‘Chronicles’ spread. How could I not make a chronicles spread?
It is a ‘quick and easy’ page this time due to lack of time, but it’s there.
Haiku my Heart
|Niets houdt ‘m tegen.
Vrijpostig klimt de klimop
de slaapkamer in.
|There’s no stopping him.
leaf after leaf, the ivy
penetrates the rooms
‘Haiku my Heart Friday’ is hosted by the wonderful Rebecca.
Visit her blog to find a list of the other participants: Recuerda Mi Corazon
Next page in my big art journal (Size: 25 x 35 cm – 9.8 x 13.8 inch) is
what I call an ‘easy page’. I name it that because pages like this don’t
require much ‘heavy thoughts’.
It’s ‘fun play with colours’ -
nothing more but certainly
No thinking involved.
Know what I mean?
I used a background paper which I made last Summer in my ‘outdoor
session’ which I showed photos from here.
I added extra paint (applied through a template), a cut out image from
a magazine, scraps of paper and washi tape for the border and lettering
with gesso and sharpies.
… and on to the Chronicles.
The Chronicles of Marit 2012 – Week 33
(Size: 24,5 x 49 cm – 9.65 x 14.86 inch)
I told you… a ‘quick and easy’ spread, but a fun one on which I jotted down
some phrases that capture that week – and sorry, you English readers cannot
read it. It’s Dutch and I don’t have the time left to translate it all for you, but
there’s nothing important there so you don’t miss ‘exiting things’ – things like
how a bird pooped on my bare foot when I sat outside
… and that’s all for today.
I hear work screaming… I have to go and get it done.
Enjoy your weekend dear ones!
Whether it is for recreation or work, enjoy what you do.