Thursday, April 5, 2007

Happy Easter

Happy Easter everyone............I wish you all a safe and chocolate filled 4 days! I don't know about you, but I want to know where the last 3 months went?????? This year is just disappearing so fast.

Yesterday I delivered an album to a client. She loved it! It was for her boyfriends' 30th birthday present......the details at the moment are limited but after the weekend I should be able to share some of the pages from the album.

I have been wanting to start my own Art Journal, I have done alot of research into what an Art Journal should be and I think this has confused me somewhat. I do not profess to be an artist of the traditional kind i.e. create pieces using traditional mediums like paint etc. I think I have found that with scrapbooking (and I know this word doesn't totally encompass what I do) I have a certain style of everything being straight and neat and "very clean" that I want to let that go to a degree (let's not get too carried away though) and explore some other combinations of mediums and see what I can come up with. I guess all this has stemmed from the Artistic Journey Retreat and discovering what can be done with things like liquid nails. So with that in mind and a break in my work at the moment I have decided to let all go and experiment. So stay tuned for some posts of my attempts at creating an art journal! Could be interesting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

As promised here are my layouts and frame from Lis and Alli's classes last weekend......

Lis' Frame

Lis' Felt Layout

Alli's Lots of Photos Layout (I haven't finished this one totally, I need to add some journalling to the bottom right hand side).

Alli's Brads 'n' Things

Thanks for looking!

Just a couple of sites that I have come accross this week are Aussie Scrapjacked if you are a scraplifter (which let's face it I think we all are to a degree) then this site is well worth the visit. Aussie company Fynmark producers of the Bella! brand of scrapbooking products is going to be giving away a prize to the winner of Aussie Scrapjacked every month! This month's Scrapjackee is Erica Glover!

The other site is Aussie Pub Calls here you can keep track of (and I quote) "Australian and New Zealand Scrapbooking and Stamping: * Magazine Publication Calls * Design Team Calls * Competitions * Discount Sales * Retreats * Challenges AND MUCH, MUCH MORE!

One last thing, Claudine Hellmuth is offering her readers a free copy of the first issue of Go Make Art - just check out her blog and follow the links. I haven't had the chance to read it yet but it sure looks interesting!

I am hoping to get some layouts done of my own during the holidays but the house needs some attention first........or does it?

I think that's it for today, hope you got this far! LOL

Take Care.


Jenny said...

Hi Sharon
All of the layouts and the frame are really really nice. So I'm interested in what you found out an Art Journal is actually meant to be. Better watch out - next you will be doing ATC's LOL!!! Thanks for all the links, I have downloaded the Go Make Art ones but like you havent read it yet.
Hope you, Steve and the girls have a wonderful Easter. School Holidays as well YAY!!! NOT.

I also am hoping to do some scrapping on the easter break.

Luv xxxJenxxx

Megan said...

Hey Sharon,

HAPPY EASTER!! Love the layouts and am looking forward to seeing your forthcoming experiments with different mediums and materials!

Megan Pickwell said...

Enjoy embarking on your art journal I think the only rule is that there are no rules. Keri Smith has a book called "living out Loud" that is a nice way to warm up if it is new to you.
Happy Easter.

Alli said...

no Sharon, repeat after me.. the house is fine as it is.. the house is fine as it is.. I must scrap, I must work on my art journal!!

Love the layouts, I love seeing others creations, I need to finish the pages I started in Hyden, I think I might do that instead of laundry today.. that is after I go sand the studio!

have a great break!

Rach Wyndham said...

Have to agree with Alli - the house looks great as is :)

Happy happy Easter Sharon!

Lissy said...

Happy Easter Sharon :)

Layouts look great :)

Art Journal sounds like a great idea :)

And glad the clients liked the album :)

Ursula Clamer said...

Hi Sharon, Your Art Journal should just be what you want it to be - and that can be many things. I hope you enjoy your new adventure and I look forward to seeing what you create when you are ready to share. Ux