I had two journals in front of me this week so I tackled both of them yesterday.
This is Lynn's page. As you all know she sews, quilts, paints, does fabric assemblage and many other things. I can't keep up with her! My first thought was to paint her under a "Dream Quilt" and to have her wonderful cat Henry V napping with her. The poem came later.
I used watercolors (mistake!) to paint on loose canvas. The paint kept beading up but I worked it in with a lot of patience! It needed some pizazz so I added glitter here and there. It didn't scan well but it sure shines in person.For the back page I used my greeting card program and chose a quilt background. Then I chose a shape to place the poem in. Just a quick little diddy I wrote in a few minutes.
I'm no Emily Dickinson! Anyway, there you go. A tribute to Lynn and her sewing talents!
Now for Mim's pages...
Mim asked us to make her journal about women. Strong women, magical women, etc.
I went through my archives and found my Wallflowers and Bagladies that some of you may remember. The Wallflowers were named so because of the patterned paper I painted them on which resembled wallpaper. The Bagladies were all drawn and painted on brown paper bags.
I love that there are nine of them and nine of us sharing this journal. Kismet!
It took me a while to scan them and print them the right sizes for the collage but it was fun putting them all together.
The poem on the back is what I came up with after looking at all of 'my girls' together.
Wallflowers and Bagladies,
Thinkers, dreamers, doers.
rising to the top
like the sweetest cream.
So there you have it! I hope you ladies like your pages ;)