Friday, August 21, 2009

Sorry Friends

I have been absent for a while and have not been doing much art at all. However, the drought is broken, I am back.
I am finishing off a dotee doll for a swap - the theme is Russian and I will make another smaller doll to go in the pocket of this work in progress doll.



I have started a very special journal, utilising my moleskin that I have been too scared to touch for fear of spoiling it. The journal is entitled "Gratitude and Inspiration" and it is a special book to contain my personal thoughts of what I am grateful for and the things that inspire and uplift me. I am really excited about this - it is something that has been at the back of my mind for ages and I have a friend that is taking the journey with me. We will exchange our journals periodically to write uplifting messages to one another and then return them. I can't wait. The photo is of my first page and utilises caran d'ache soluble crayons, Golden liquid acrylics and distress ink, oh, plus some perfect pearls in multiple colours. It looks beautiful in real life, as it really sparkles depending on how you hold it, as I used some interference colours. Hopefully, this is the start of many more pages that I can read over and over to lift me when I am low and to remind me of how much I have to be grateful for. Thank you to those special friends that have emailed me to tell me how much they miss my blog posts - I appreciate each and every one of you.

13 comments:

Vicki Holdwick said...

hey, girlfriend,

Welcome back!!!

So good to see you,

xoxo

justagirl said...

so good to see you back again, I check everyday to see if you had posted and I am so glad you did today... I love the journal cover and can't wait to see how it all goes. very good idea.

The Bodhi Chicklet said...

Isn't that funny, I had the same reaction with my moleskin. Good for you for working it though. Nice to see you back too.

Trish said...

I love that journal page! I had to just jump in and go crazy painting in my moleskine (art journal). I had it on my shelf forever, not using it. That's a cute little doll ;)

The Bodhi Chicklet said...

Hi Brenda, me again. I seem to remember that some time ago you put up a recipe for tortillas. Do you remember? Or am I thinking of something else? There is a fellow blogger (another aussie too!) who is looking for some. Let me know if you can help out.

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

So nice to see you back! Love your Dotee Matroshka, she's precious!!!

Your journal sounds and looks very special already!!!

Fannie said...

Love your doll. Love your journal's title. I'm grateful for your friendship, and you inspire me--gratitude and inspiration. ;-D Have a great weekend.

Fannie said...

Hi, Brenda. Love your Moleskine journal. Will you share some of your pages?

Take care.

Fannie said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Brenda! I'm grateful for your gift of friendship. You are special and loved.

Jennifer Williams "Blueskysunburn" said...

What a darling ornament!

Isn't it a great feeling when you get over the initial worry of messing up your moleskine and start playing in it? Great color combos on that.

Fannie said...

Merry Christmas, Brenda! Best wishes for fun, laughter, memory-making and magic during the celebrations. You're special.

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

hoping all is well Brenda
popping in to wish you and yours a lovely Christmas
Brightest of Blessings in the new year!
oxo