Friday, May 27, 2011

'journey of you' journal class pages

I signed up for Kelly Kilmer's Journey Of You online class. For $20, I'm always up for some new technique instructions or fun ideas. This class is based on a few simple materials and is extremely adaptable to your own style and input. I've been working away in it almost every day but just finally got time to scan and post a few pages.

This is the left side of a spread. The right side is below. It's mostly about travel and how I love to see new places but hate the whole getting there part - the lines, the waits, the endless airport hallways, the coughing, smelly, drunk passengers. I've been to Australia (fabulous place), Munich (not bad), Mexico (great coast) and Canada, which I like a lot.

I would dearly love to see Italy, especially Tuscany, and all the blog talk about the upcoming art retreat in Orvieto is killing me. But it's not in the budget, so I'm thinking about taking a class in July in Fremont, which is only about an hour from here. That, I can afford lol.

This is a single page, some musing on my lack of introspection and self-awareness. I'm just not a navel-gazer, and when I read some profound artist's statement, I just scratch my head. I simply don't have profound thoughts. Just a simpleton, I guess.

Well, I don't know what the hell is wrong with Blogger lately. I can't get it to let me type under the photo of the binoculars lady, but I've always had trouble positioning photos in posts. Anyway, that's the left page of a spread. The right page is below.

This one is about getting older and what I see in the mirror vs how I feel and how I think I look. And wondering how other people see me. The count down to 60. I just can't f*cking believe I'll be 60 in January. How is that even possible?


  1. It's so much fun to see how different everyone's pages are! I especially love your doodles on the bottom page!

  2. LOL Barbara said what I was going to say! I love how different your pages are and yet your style shines through loud and clear. Great use of color, imagery and LOVE how you journal!!!

    I feel the same way. I can't believe it's already almost June. Where the heck did 2011 and for that matter, 2010, go??!?! ;)

  3. I've signed up for Kelly's class too - have just read the blurb and I'm raring to go! Your journaling pages are SUPERB and really inspirational. I love the images you have chosen and your writing is free and fluid. I really hear what you say about a lack of profound thoughts - my problem is I think too much but still don't come up with anything worth mentioning ("I'm easily distracted .....oh look, there's a chicken....." is one of my children's favourite sayings about me!).

    Looking forward to seeing more pages from you.

  4. Hi, I really like the doodling you've done. The highlighting of certain text on the "alien" head page is a nice touch. My favorite little detail is the mermaid with her scales of different patterns :)

  5. Leslie between you and Jo I am sorely tempted to sign up (would certainly help me prepare for our next Mail Art, LOL) but now is just not the time. Send some of that cooler weather our way, it has been stinking hot here this past week. P.S. So glad you like Canada - a lot :> Jewels
    P.S.S. Blogger sucks - buts its free and thats the only thing that keeps me with it.