Did I long for sunny weather last week? Oh yes!
My wish was answered – but you know the saying:
“Look out what you wish for, it might come true”.
It’s tropical hot last days.
For Holland, that is… if you live in a hot area you probably laugh
at 35 Celsius / 95 Fahrenheit, but it’s a little too much for me.
The moment I thought ‘this is a bit overly’ the forcast predicts
thunderstorms, heavy showers, hail, rain and wind.
Let’s get this post in the air as soon as possible then, ’cause when
thunderstorms hit our house we will turn out all the computers.
(We always do – computers are our living and we don’t want them damaged)
Last week was – despite the bad weather – a really good one!
With the article-writing-job done, I had time to create ánd I went to
the Eels concert! The concert was the highlight of the week (year?!)
and ofcourse my weekly page is all about that!
(Remember: click any picture to enlarge for a better view.)
The Chronicles of Marit 2011 – Week 25
(31 x 23 cm - 12.2 x 9.1 inch)
I glued the entree ticket on the page, and the review from the flyer.
The sentence (blue letters) is a title of one of their songs.
In the little plastic bag is a journaling card with a summary of what
I did that week.
Week 25 is also the last weekly page in this journal!
I made this journal to contain half a year in weeks. (if you’re better
at math than I am, you’ll notice that half a year has 26 weeks… you’re right.
I miscalculated and bound pages for only 25 weeks…
Uhm, I’m not that good in maths…)
I had one page left in this journal. I want to use it to ‘look back’ on
the first months of this year. I already glued a photo to the page,
but I’ll wait for my sharpies to arrive to journal on this page (which is
glossy photo paper)
Now that my journal is filled, look at the spine!
Isn’t it great how the paint and spray ink and stuff from all those pages show?
To keep my ‘Chronicles’ going (and ofcourse I want that!) I had to bind me
a new journal for the next half year. (And YES, this has the right amount
of pages. I counted, recounted and counted again… 😉 )
(15 x 21 cm - 5.9 x 8.3 inch)
Brand new. Made with thick watercolour paper.
Fresh, empty pages.
LOVE IT ALREADY!
I had some of the paper left and with that, I made this small book.
10,5 x 10 cm
(4.1 x 3.9 inch)
and you can
call it a
tiny art journal.
It can also be used
as a notebook – to
keep in your purse
and take notes
or write quotes
on the pages.
Call it whatever you
want but I call it a
It’s real easy to enter this giveaway.
There are no flaming hoops to jump through or
belly dances to perform.
Just leave a comment on this posts. That’s it!
The winner will be announced on my son’s birthday, Tuesday July 5.
In case you wonder how I bind it, here’s a picture.
(there are 6 signatures, which makes 12 pages = 24 sides)
The ‘Workshop at the Sea’ groups are starting to fill!
Especially the International weekend is popular.
Registration closes on September 30th or when the group
is full, so if you want to be part of it, don’t wait to long!
(Find the info on the website Marit’s Paper World or send me an e-mail)
In my last post, I gave you a link to a Dutch article about me in a newspaper.
A lot of you asked me for a translation, and Annemarie surprised me with that!
Thanks a lot dear!!!
So, for all my English reader: the original article in Dutch can be found here
(see top left of the website) – and here’s the translation:
An art journal can be compared to a visual diary. It is a book in which daily life is documented in words and pictures. They are wonderful illustrated personal diaries. Many people publish them online and they can be found in all styles and sizes. Some ‘art journalers’ make intimate pages, others keep it more general, but it’s always personal!
Marit Barentsen graduated as a teacher in the arts, and has been creating art journals for a few years now. She binds her own books, which she then fills with text and images. She has been active for several years on the Internet, where she keeps her followers informed about her creative process on her blog. On her website, “Marit’s Paper World” she teaches online workshops. Living in Brabant but born and raised in the province of Zeeland, she calls on her roots and returns to this region to teach a live workshop.
In November, there will be two workshop weekends with Marit on “art journaling and mixed media.” During the workshops you can learn all about art journaling. Each participant binds his own book whereupon there will be worked on the pages with various creative techniques. She will be discussing the pages and encourages the students to fill it in a personal way. Also, the poet Johanna Kruit will teach a haiku-workshop. The haikus that are written, will be processed on the pages. It will be a versatile and creative workshop weekend in which the sea and beach will be reflected in the artwork. We highly recommend it.
The sun is still shining.
No thunderstorms (yet…)
I completed this post in time, yay!
Have a nice week, dear ones!