new journal…

“You’ve got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was.”   ~Irish Saying~

I have been working in one of the journals I made last week.  One page is completed and other pages are in various stages of completion.  I have been watching Teesha Moore’s videos on journaling on she and Tracy Moore’s new website:  The Artstronauts Club.  I have admired Teesha’s style of visual journaling for a long time.  On this page I used my own images and magazine collage.  The image on the lower left hand side of the page (with the flap opened)  is one I borrowed from their Artstronaut Club website.  They have lots of images that can be printed off and used as collage,  but for the most part, I’d rather use my own images (or altered images).  I am not a master of using a gel pen,  but,  use them, I did.  I think I got carried away with dots and circles 🙂  My colored pencils didn’t shade like I would have liked…I don’t know if it was the type of acrylic paint or paper I used.  I had good success with markers such as the Tombow markers.


with the flap closed:


…..and this is the front cover….I plan to do more to it…this is what I have so far:


I haven’t done any 4×4 series this week.  I’ll post them later in the week or the first of next week.

6 thoughts on “new journal…

  1. iHanna March 14, 2014 / 11:05 am

    Very cool irish saying, I like it a lot. And your pages are great, it looks like a fun club to belong too?! 🙂


    • Mary March 15, 2014 / 8:50 am

      Thanks Hanna! It is a fun club 🙂


    • Mary March 15, 2014 / 9:19 am

      Thanks Haven…I left a comment for you on your blog under “about”.(I think) 😀


  2. Janet March 15, 2014 / 12:10 pm

    Your journal looks great! I, too, enjoy The Artstronauts Club. It’s well worth the money for me.


    • Mary March 15, 2014 / 10:14 pm

      Thank you, Janet! It’s worth the money for me, as well 🙂


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