Weekly art journal &
a question

OHMY… is it Wednesday?
Time to catch up on my blog then, isn’t it!

Before I start showing you the things I made last week, I have a question.
It was brought to my attention that my blog doesn’t look the same on every
computer screen, and for some of you the text might be hard to read…
As Patty stated “…the type on your blog is in light light gray, so I have to
lean in very very close to the screen…”

I had the same problem when I looked at my blog on my dad’s laptop so
I know what she means. It has something to do with older screens and
contrast settings. I don’t know everything about that but I DO know that
I find it important that my visitors can read my posts without trouble.

On my own screen the type shows in dark grey on a light grey background.
Because I have no idea how many of you have a problem with the text being
too light, I added a poll in the side menu.

I ask you all to please fill out the poll so I can get an idea how many of you
have this problem. I like the way my blog looks right now, but if many of you
have trouble reading my text I might consider using another colour for the
Maybe making it black is a good option?

So please fill in the poll in the side menu.
It’s done with one click – easy peasy – and it would help me to decide
if I should change thing! THANKS!


On to some pictures (I do hope your screen at least shows these!)


As most of you know by now, my son is traveling through the USA.
(He’s in Las Vegas now!) We received quite some cards from him in the
past weeks and of course I want to preserve those.

I thought it would be nice to put them in my weekly art journal, but I didn’t
want to punch holes in the postcards, or glue them so I sewed little pockets to
put the cards in (I used cheap page protectors)

Monday and yesterday, more postcards arrived so I need to sew three more
pockets. (I don’t make them in advance ’cause the sizes of the postcards vary)


Here’s how it looks like when they are between the art journal pages.


And here is my art journal page from last week: Week 31

One thing that doesn’t show in the photos is the use of shiny and matte
surfaces. The squares on the page are done with a stamp and black
embossing powder. I saw Judy Wise (that woman keeps amazing me!)
used embossing powder in her art journal and I liked the look of it!

The little pigs are drawn in the same way I did as a child.
I just LOVED to draw pigs when I was little! Looking at it now,
the ears are more like elephant’s ears but still I love my piggies!


I have more to show – a new page in my “Artful Amblings” art journal
and a card I made this week – but I will keep those ’till Friday.
Hope to see you then!

Je t’embrasse.

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23 Responses to “Weekly art journal &
a question”

  • Annemarie Says:

    Woo Hoo…I am never first. It must mean I am up way too early today.

    The font is a light grey on my page and the black is better. I will say that the “What Challenges Me” title is clearer, but maybe it is because it is big/bold.

    I love your piggies & isn’t embossing powder great??! I just never have much opportunity to use it.

  • Rachel Says:

    Lovely art journal pages! I love how you incorporated the postcards!

  • Monica Says:

    the pages are great, those postcards are lovely. and the piggies are cute. i love best that it’s a doodle from childhood.

    i can read your blog fine, but that black text was SOOOO much better on the eyes. perhaps an even darker grey if you want to stick with that?

  • ~*~Patty Says:

    Oh YES on the black print Marit, it showed up beautifully on our flat screen monitor … leaning in to read your blog is so worth it, but I would not do it for just anyone πŸ˜‰

    your piggie border is precious and extra special to know the history behind them … great journaling as always dear one

    I just did some journal pages to try and catch my balance with all of the WordPress snaffus going on … great idea to use embossing powerder!

    You inspire me again and again
    OH your son was so very close in Wash DC and it looks like he visited Baltimore or Annapolis in Maryland maybe? What a fabulous adventure he must be having-WOWEE!

  • Joanie Hoffman Says:

    Very clever use of the post cards in your journal! I have used the photo corners, but never thought of making pockets. Pink may be my favorite color (tied with green) and so I really like thee journal pages at first glance. you did such a nice job on the pages, your use of color & elements is perfect. And inspiring!
    Happy days,

  • Pearl Maple Says:

    Great journal pages
    Do like your layout of the blog.
    From my view, the background is white and text is mid-grey and readable but down here in the posting area, finding it hard to pick the typing fields. Hope that helps.

  • Valerie Says:

    Gorgeous journal – I’m taking a class on Saturday in hopes of learning how to make one of these beautiful creations!
    Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Jeanet Says:

    Je art journals zijn super Marit!Leuk idee om pockets te maken voor de kaarten van je zoon, geweldige reis maakt hij..wow! Mooi die varkentjes van je… ik hou ook nog steeds van dat “tekenen”, dat deed ik echt op alles! Ik heb de laatste tijd niet erg veel inspiratie.. hoop dat het snel terug komt πŸ™

  • Cynthia Schelzig...Cynnie Says:

    Like how you are saving all your sonΒ΄s postcards.
    He is having a nice trip…seeing a lot. Find the black type much easier on the eyes…..

  • scrappinpsycho Says:

    too hard for my old eyes to see – too light and too small!

  • Anita Scroggins Says:

    The black is better – the gray is a little hard to read – and my laptop is almost brand new.

  • Irma Says:

    Zucht, alweer zoveel van die heerlijke inspiratie, het blijft maar doorgaan met die tussendoortjes van je πŸ˜‰
    Ik kan het grijs op mijn computer goed lezen, maar zwart is nog net iets duidelijker, het grijs ziet er wel “zachter” uit en past bij het LO van jouw blog…
    Lieve groetjes – Irma

  • Peggy Says:

    Die pockets zijn goed meegevallen hΓ©! Ik vind het er leuk uitzien, en het is een goede oplossing om de kaartjes intact te houden … slim slim hihi!
    Je art journal page is weer om van te smullen … ik ben aan mijn voorbereiding bezig, en ga vanmiddag eens lekker shoppen om wat meer verf en ander materiaal te kopen … laat ons hopen dat dat goedkomt haha!
    xxx Peggy

  • Peggy Says:

    HΓ© Marit, ik heb net de poll gedaan, ik verschoot toch wel even dat er zoveel mensen gezegd hebben dat hij nauwelijks leesbaar is. Je tekts komt bij mij inderdaad lichtgrijs op een wit scherm, maar is wel heel duidelijk leesbaar. Ik zou zelfs durven zeggen dat het zacht aan de ogen is, en dus best wel aangenaam. Toch wel raar dat niet iedereen dit zelfde ervaart. Goed dat je er bent achtergekomen!
    xxx Peggy

  • Maja Says:

    Weer een super mooie (week) art journal, leuke varkentjes !!! Ik kon ze als kind ook tekenen met de hulp van cijfers, hmmm straks even kijken hoe dat ook al weer ging. Goed idee om pockets te naaien voor de anzichtkaarten van Nout,ziet er leuk uit zo. Ik kan je blog prima lezen, de regels in zwart zijn wel iets duidelijker……

  • Mirjamc Says:

    wat een goed idee die pockets voor je kaarten! je art journal ziet er weer prachtig uit en de varkentjes zijn wel heel schattig!
    je blog is op mijn scherm goed leesbaar hoor

  • Danielle Says:

    OK. First, I can see your writing fine, however when you typed in black, it was easier. I took the poll, and said it is readable.
    Second, I love the pockets for the post cards!! Great, inspired idea!!! And I’m glad Nout is having fun!!
    Third, I love those piggies!!! Awesome.
    Last. Ugh. I am STILL behind on this art journal thing!! BUT, soon enough, I will have more time!!!
    Your work is brilliant, as usual!!

  • Theresa Says:

    Hi. love what you got complete this week. I really enjoyed your work over on the Scrapping the Music site last month.

  • yyam Says:

    As always, your art journal pages always blow me away! πŸ™‚

    Black font is much much better!

  • Viv Says:

    Geen problemen met het lezen van je blog al moet ik zeggen dat donker grijs (zoals hierboven in het voorbeeld) wel makkelijker te lezen is!

    Je art journal pages zijn weer heerlijk om naar te kijken, vooral week 31 spreekt me erg aan (komt vast door al dat roze πŸ˜‰

    Geniet van het weekend, liefs Viv

  • vicky Says:

    Wat een mooie manier om je dagboek en herinneringen bij te houden, had al van Peggy gehoord dat je daar zo goed in was, kan het alleen maar bevestigen.
    Wil dit zeker ook eens proberen, maar ga eerst nog wat oefenen met simpele LO’s, ben nog maar een beginnerke hΓ©.


  • Erica Says:

    My eyes aren’t bad, so I can see the words… but it IS pretty light. I don’t necessarily think you need to change it to “black” but perhaps a darker gray. Love your art pages!! XOXOXO

  • Thinkie Says:

    those piggies are cute! πŸ™‚
    I don’t really have a problem reading your blog (although I do find it hard when using our old laptop) but black would definately be easier to read!