Monday, 28 February 2011

Catching up on my one little word......and art journal

I'm joining in with Rinda's 'one little word' year long art journal........my word is 'develop' and one of the things I want to develop is a healthier lifestyle.
I'm not doing that well at the moment.......I am eating less......but still too many of the wrong things........I'm afraid I have a very sweet tooth.......not helped when a blogger.....who shall remain nameless....sends me the most delicious malteser cake on the planet!!! Luckily other members of the family also loved it........or I would have quite happily managed to eat a zillion calories all by myself!!
So my journal page is to remind me to 'just say no'!!!!
I'm not too sure about this page.......painted with acrylics.......stamped with cupcakes.......some vintage chocolate label images.........and paper doll added [my obsession with them continues!].
We live near a beautiful park.......so I want to incorporate enjoying it into my exercise......trying to walk there 3 or 4 times a week.

I like the way this page has turned out........again painted with acrylics..........flowers, trees and a bird stamped on........paper doll added........and the words say 'a little bird told me.....exercise is a walk in the park'
And the weather did brighten up enough this weekend to get about 4 hours of gardening exercise........which my back is now telling me all about!!!!

13 comments:

Kathyk said...

Woo Hoo - very arty and goodluck with incorporating the walk ing in to your exercise regime mind you . . . with dogs you must get plenty already! Have you tried using cut and dry foam for applying acrylic paint?

Kathyk

Cheri said...

kudos for reminding yourself of what you are trying to accomplish. And what fun you must have had playing to create these pages! :)

alexa said...

Good to remind ourselves of what we wanted to achieve :). Wonderfully bright and fresh pages - there must be a spring in your step. :)

Sian said...

I've had a taste of that malteser cake - it is sweet :) I love this page Jacky. It's very uplifting.

pinky said...

Isn't it a pity crafting didn't make us lose weigjh lol. Love your pages and love your paper dolls. The cake sounds dangerously delicious, luckily I can't have anything chocolatey at the minute. Good luck with the keep fit fight, its a constant battle with me;(

Giselle said...

You and me both Jacky - eat less, exercise more. Maybe when the weather warms up but at least you're doing something to get motivated by making your art journal. I love the fresh colours.

Amy said...

I think healthy living is something that needs to be worked on constantly ... I love the quote about exercise being a walk in the park!

Sarpreet said...

Absolutely gorgeous - beautiful layout

humel said...

Oops, sorry.... ;-) But I really like your pages, what fun! I want to play with paint as a medium on my next art journal pages - I did anyway, but you've really inspired me now! xx

Denise said...

You certainly are multi-talented Jacky.I love the idea of' just say no'.My favourite of your two pages is the second one x

Karen said...

I think you're a natural at art journaling. I just love the second page.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Jacky,
I love, love, love these! It makes me so happy to see you art journaling. I especially love your garden girl.
Rinda

Scrappi Sandi said...

I love both of these Art Journal pages...especially the 'park' one!! I should actually make a HUGE 'Just Say No' poster to hang in the kitchen for myself!!!! In catch up...those are stunning photo's of Little 'A'...I feel a whole 'dining table' LO coming on!!!