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Monday, May 4, 2015

Feeling creative

 Had some visitors recently and convinced one of them, Chris John, to add something creative to my Art Journal. (My friend Nancy didn't get around to it but I hope she will create something and send it to me once she is settled in back home).
Chris was in her happy place. She got right into it and played with the gelatos, creating a very colourful background and embellishing with stencils and stamps. Love the ladybug stamp (with a nod to the lady bug Nancy).
The words were truly from the heart and certainly reflect our friendship that has grown over the years. I'm so happy to have an 'original' Chris John masterpiece in my journal!

Next, it was my turn. I had wanted to re-create something like Einat Kessler's pages, with a bit of a different twist. It really is a learning process. I had a rather gorgeous turquoise background but unforunately messed it up a bit trying to add more colour. Oh well! It was a large area to fill and I might have gone a little overboard. Still, I liked the concept and I enjoyed fiddling around with the stamps and colours. I shall have to work on my handwriting though! I look forward to the next creative 'attack' and hope some more of my friends will add to my journal in time. It reminds me a bit of the old friendship albums we had in school.