Monday, 31 January 2011

The start of an art journal

Rinda does the most wonderful art journals....and this year she has challenged us to join her in a year long art journal project..........incorporating our 'one little word' resolutions.......and sharing how we are doing via a link on her blog. 
Art journaling is something new for me.....so fits in very well with my one word which is 'develop'........so I've decided to make a mini album following my journey to develop a healthier lifestyle.
The cover is made.....and I'm still working on the first page!!!!
I'm using a shaped chipboard album........it was painted with acrylic paint mixed with a thickening medium to give a bit of texture........sprayed with a little gold Glimmer Mist......and edged with distress ink.
The paper doll is made from a great little dolls download from artchixstudio.....the title 'Move more Eat less' was stamped.......and the sticker 'never lose your desire to grow' is a bit tongue in cheek........as some of my 'growth' is definately undesired!!!!!  
I stamped over the doll with a cage.......I'm trying to escape to new and better lifestyle habits!!!!
MOVE MORE.....EAT LESS......LIVE GREENER

13 comments:

Kathyk said...

FABULOUSLY Arty - "Darling"!!! Good luck with your desire to move more and eat less and to "grow less"!!!

Kathyk

Maria Ontiveros said...

Yea! Welcome to the fun!!! I love the doll and the way you can see she is determined to break free.
Rinda

debs14 said...

Absolutely amazing! This is quite different to your normal work but equally stunning. Love the colour too.

Giselle said...

Had to LOL at you trying to 'escape to new & better lifestyle habits'! If your new book is anything to go by, you'll def succeed, it's lovely :)

Cheri said...

What a lovely start to your art journal Jacky! I hope it keeps you motivated to live healthy. The colors are fantastic and just make me want to go play with paint!

Sian said...

Fabulous! Jacky, you can turn your hand to anything.

Cherry said...

Lovely start to your art journal Jacky. I am sure you are going to love creating it as well as your new life style habits. That art doll is fab and love how you've encaged her.
Happy living and journalling. Hugs Cherry XXX

Becky said...

This is great Jacky! I love the doll in the cage, what a brilliant idea to show how you want to break free.

Karen said...

What a great start! I also love the girl in the cage--perfect for your goals, and the quote is also great.

craftattack said...

Lovely start to your journal and good luck with your resolutions, I didn't make any this year!

Amy said...

Did you say this was something new to you Jacky? I can't believe that - this is fantastic! Well done Jacky, great colours, quote and way it is put together - love the imagery! :-)

SarahLP said...

What a great start to art journaling, Jacky.. Love the swirly background painting and the doll breaking out of the cage.. best of luck with your goals and the rest of your art journal!

humel said...

Love, love, LOVE this - the piece itself, and the meaning each element has :-) Good for you! xx