Finally… after a cold, freezing Winter with a lot of snow it is here: Spring!!!
The sun is shining, I see crocuses, hyacinths and daffodils everywhere around
and my laundry is hanging outside in the breeze. That means clean and fresh
smelling sheets on my bed tonight – yum!
I’m still working on ‘list pages’ and the Monday-prompt was very fitting:
List #21 – Things to do this Spring
(And here’s your answer to the question – “what book is waiting for you?” – Thinkie!)
I have a lot more for you today so grab a cup of coffee, (ice)tea or – who knows
– a bowl of ice cream (see I get sunshine on my mind!), relax and enjoy!
First of all – my last week’s journal page
In the plastic pocket is the postcard Rosie send me together with the wristies
(see former post)
When you flip the pocket, the journaling underneath becomes visible.
On this side of the pocket, I put a ‘card’ where I journaled about the
earthquake, tsunami and nuclear problems in Japan.
My ‘Chronicles’ mostly has personal journaling, but there are times
that the world-news is so big that I just HAVE to include it in my book.
Lists – lists – lists – lists…
and more lists!!!
Here are just a few:
List #13 – DIY* I want to try
(For the Dutchies: I did not know what this meant either, so I checked.
It means “Do It Yourself”.)
edit: I only now see, I made a mistake… couldn’t read my own handwriting
anymore I guess… it should say DIY and I wrote DYS…. ah well, I’m human. )
I had a bit of a problem to come up with a list for this page.
I learned a lot of creative techniques when I was in Art School.
I work a lot with my art journals lately – and I use a lot of techniques
from back then. I could not think of anything else that I’m willing to
‘learn’ or try right now… Instead, I put some things on the list that
I once learned (mono-print, batik) and would love to try again someday.
I also made ‘linoleum carvings/prints in the Eighties – carving my own
stamps would be just like that I guess. I’d love to start with it but my-oh-my
I will need the tools to do that and I already have so much stuff…
Painting words on the wall is an old dream of mine.
I just never came to it.
I might – one day!
List #15 – Shopping List
This one’s from last week.
And yes – I’ve been to the art store.
And yes, I bought more then was on my list… what’s new… 😉
And here’s a ‘big’ page (9.8 x 13.8 inch – 25 x 35 cm) in my art journal.
This page has been on Songs in my heART for three days now, but nobody
saw it (at least nobody commented on it)
It’s a pity that Penny’s ‘Songs in my heART’ blog don’t get much traffic…
Her intention of a blog where everyone can send work with a ‘musical theme’
is so neat! I love the idea of a ‘community’ of people with interest in music and
art, who comment on each other’s projects… but there are more people needed
to get Penny started. From now on, she will be posting work on Tuesdays
and Fridays, and new work is needed!!! Layouts, cards, ATC’s, art journal
pages – as long as it has (some kind of) music as an inspirations, it is welcome!
Hop over there, check it out and send your work to Penny!
Here’s my latest page
Foxy Lady – Jimi Hendrix
My computer just started to make strange noises!
It does that since Thursday, and although I know it won’t blow up
(the ventilator is old and needs to be replaced, which will happen
tomorrow) it sure sounds scary… I turn on the computer in the
morning to check the mail and some community sites, and then
turn it off again. I do this several times every day – visiting blogs
until the noises start… and turn it off again…
I’m sorry that I’m not around much.
I will make it all up to you later this week!
Julie Tucker-Wolek says
hehehehehehe…I am giggling because I am a LIST MAKER too!! LOL!! I have them EVERYWHERE… in fact I have a list next to me right now to get done before I go back to work! LOL!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee all these pages!!! GORGEOUS!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)
Chris Aiton says
What a great list for spring!!! and have you ever been busy creating pages this past week! I will check out the music blog – I have never heard of it. Have a great week!
Ooowww wowwww…. jij bent lekker bezig geweest!! En ze zijn allemaal zoooo MOOI!!!! Mijn favoriet is de Foxy Lady!!! In één woord FANTASTISCH!! Had ook van Alain Clark kunnen zijn, volgens mij heet zijn nieuwste singel ook Foxy Lady…Het journaling gedeelte ziet er super uit en die roze achtergrond is helemaal mijn ding!!
I still remember the lovely, fresh smell of sheets that dried in the sunshine. ((sigh!)) Such a pretty scent! And I LOVE the way you’ve added your plastic pocket, Marit. What a brilliant idea! Hugs, Terri xoxo
Great list! Mists of Avalon is one of my favorites!
I looooove that flipping pocket! And you made me want to journal a little bit about Fukushima too!
Kim Mailhot says
You have been a busy journaler ! So much great stuff. I am really liking the lists too. Feel like little peeks into Marit’s mind ! 😉
Glad whenever you are around !
Ohh lists, I make them all the time. But I have them everywhere. In my purse, beside my laptop, on the fridge, on the table. I need to keep them all together 🙂
Your lists are so colourful 🙂
Wat een toeval zeg, ik had me net achter m’n pc geinstalleerd met m’n capootje en een plak ontbijtkoek, dus ik kon er even lekker voor gaan zitten! Wat is het toch eigenlijk simpel he, je boodschappenlijstje verwerken in ‘art’, lol. Het ziet er allemaal weer geweldig uit, Marit!
En lijstjes……ze liggen hier ook overal. Op die van vandaag staan boodschappen doen :-(, behangen en op zoek naar nieuwe meubels ;-)!!
Maar ook: naar buiten met m’n fotocamera! Hoeveel uur heeft een dag ook alweer??
Succes met je pc-ventilator!
heerlijk he…eindelijk lente en dan gelijk al prachtig weer!
ik heb al weer een maand geen blogs bezocht…dus ik vond het weer heerlijk om ook al jouw mooie werk te bekijken! bedankt voor het laten zien van al dat moois:)
I can’t believe I haven’t been to Penny’s blog this week! However I have been a bit hectic and I am also enjoying the Spring weather!
Your list pages are so cool – they always bring a smile to my face and it’s a lovely way of getting to know you, too!
I am very proud to be part of your Chronicles journal – it’s lovely to see my card(s) in your pages!
Now Foxy Lady… sweeeeeeeeeeet! (That’s in a radical way, like uber-cool!) xoxoxo
you are blossoming with springtime…more creativity than ever it seems
Love your Indian barefoot princess and I see two lovely swans too…The Mists of Avalon is one of my all time favorite books!
Wish you could see me shaking my head…yes…yes to so much that you’ve shared dear Marit.
Happy Sunny Days to you Dear One!
Those are all fabulous Marit! You really amaze me!!
I will have to try to check out this blog! It does sound wonderful!]]
If your computer ever works agan, please check out my “doodle”!!! I site you as my help on that topic!!! I trust your opinion, so tell me where I went wrong, so I can fix it!!
You are a rock star!!
Hi Marit 😉
Thanks for stopping by my blog, I’m a fan of your artwork!
Love the shopping list page, mine are so ugly, LOL
Have a great weekend, xo
I, likewise, have been missing in action. I don’t know where have been except to say, I am glad report cards are over (essentially – not due to students until Wednesday.)
DIY: I am ripping out my own carpet little by little so I don’t have to pay the carpet people for removal and carting away and moving of furniture.
LOL, DIY is een oude bekende term voor me, het eerste jaar dat ik ME had was ik grotendeels bedlegerig en was tv vaak m’n enige vermaak. In die tijd keek ik elke ochtend naar een DIY-show op de BBC; ‘Big Strong Boys’. Ahhh, Jake & Gavin, I miss you 😉 O, en soms voelde ik me goed genoeg om te lezen, volgens mij heb ik me in diezelfde periode vermaakt met Marion Zimmer Bradley (nou ja, haar boeken dan 😉 ).