20/02/2009

Completed Journal Page




Picture me sitting here writing this post in my blog, I have a quiet smile on my face. I feel satisfied. Here it is my 1st "proper" journal page. One that has layers and texture, doodling, and stamping, images and text all put together by me and it feels GREAT
I can't tell you the times I have looked at books and magazines and dreamed of creating my own journal just like the beautiful pages I have drooled over.
I see this as a start... looking at it I'm wondering is it too busy? does it gel? does your eye follow the page or does it look garbled? Having said that I am not despondent, far from it - so that's a start.
I really, really must sit and practise writing, different fonts etc. to express myself *laugh* as I don't know about you but it is quite scary to write on your pages... to accept your own handwriting, again something I hope to improve on with each page I do.
I used a moleskine as previously mentioned and was pleasantly surprised at how well the pages held up, considering there was a lot of wet put on the pages in the form of paints, water and medium they did a great job. I also liked the fact that the book stayed flat to work on...

Anyway Thanks for listening again, and if you have anything to say then please give me your input - I welcome it xxx

18 comments:

SarahD said...

Hi Dawn your journal pages are so inspiring....I would love to give this a try.......thanks for inspiring me.

Hugs Sarah xx

Renee said...

Dawn your page is fantastic and I do not think it is busy at all.

It looks so fresh and talk about enspiring.

I love it.

Guess what a little someone got in the mail yesterday wrapped in gold. I LOVE IT. I didn't know it was done in a pocket watch. It is amazing and I actually have it hanging in my room.

The card is beautiful too. I love my OWOH gift.

Love Renee

Studio At Crow Haven Farm said...

Dawn, yes indeed your 1st Journal Page is inspiring and has movtivated me to get going on mine. Thank you so much sharing and posting your feelings about the process.
Cheers!

windy angels said...

It is FANTASTIC! Good for you! I love what you have said, but you probably won't be surprised, also love the composition. Keep it up and you will continue to "fly high".
Happy Spring Dawn
hugs,
Wendy xo

barbara burkard said...

love to keep looking at it to see all the little details that i keep finding...each time it's like a new stunning artwork!

hugz and love

ginny said...

You did a great job of layering and adding so many interesting tidbits. I, too, love moleskins. I always have one in my purse.

Christy said...

Dawn this page spread is beautiful. NO it is not too busy. It is not possible to make it to busy... ever seen a Teesha Moore journal page? I think there is a way to make it very simple and beautiful, to make it so busy it doesn't even look busy and it is still beautiful. I think maybe your feeling is just that you are somewhere in between and that is all. I think in between is beautiful too. My only idea (and I love it like it is) would be to darken or lighten the areas that are not your focal area. So if your focal is the writing and say the bird at the bottom, then I would darken the rest to the same tone. Or lighten the rest. Another way to bring out a focal without mucking about with the rest of the page would be to grab a piece of soft charcoal and create a bit of depth by outlining the focal item and smudging it so that the focal item pops out (think 2 dimensional). I hope this makes sense. I'm glad you are journaling, I like it so much I want everyone to do it hehe

PCarriker said...

Dawn your pages turned out great! I am so impressed at how the moleskine held up to the process. I use my moleskine for a different kind of journaling/workbook, but I will have to try more paint in it. Wonderful to have you in class!
xoxo
Pam

Quilted Cavalier said...

Dawn, your journal pages are lovely!

Astrid Maclean said...

Dawn your page is truly beautiful, like everyone has said.
You say you don't know where to share it, Pam started a flickr page where everyone is sharing there pictures. If you go to the page where the videos are posted and click on "view all" you will find the link to the flickr page. It's worth having a look there, there are so many great pages.
By the way did my OWOH stamps arrive? I posted them ages ago....

Bev said...

Dawn your 1st page turned out great...the first think I thought when I looked at it was FRESH, SPRING, before I even saw the word Spring!! You have so many of my favorite elements too. You are off and running with your journaling!!!
xx Bevie

Mar said...

AWESOME job...
the layering and transfers and cutouts are all excellent components for a spread.
writing IS a hard part of the process...and then cover that up too...i admit i have a hard time to do that myself though

to...great beginnings /\ (we just clinked)

:)

Gregory said...

awesome page Dawn, wasn't class so much fun ???

Kathleen Botsford said...

I think your pages are beautiful! Just perfect and your writing is very nice. I hope you enjoy your journaling as much as I have enjoyed mine!

laurel said...

Hi Dawn. Beautiful page. I'm taking Pam's class too but am so behind in the whole thing. I haven't posted any pages yet but hope to soon.

Scrappy Cat said...

Beautiful page - what a great start to journaling. I don't think it's too busy at all - it's lovely.

B.Valianti/myth maker said...

Wow, Dawn, that looks amazing!

mary schweitzer said...

Dawn this is WONDERFUL! I think about journaling from time to time, but I don't know what I would say LOL!
You work is terrific!
Mary