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Sunday, 2 December 2018

A Journalling Year - Teddy Bear Journal



Hello friends, it's been a while, but I have been busy with my journalling.  I started the year with my Midori Traveller's Notebook, but I soon filled that up and looked around for the next adventure. Then I discovered junk journals and I haven't looked back.  Here is my almost latest junk journal, with a Teddy Bear Theme. I really enjoyed making this one.

So, sit back and enjoy a look at all the cute teddy bears. Perhaps it will inspire you to have a go too?

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I also started up a junk journalling Penpal Group on Facebook. It is so good to write to friends across the world.  Nothing beats a letter through the letterbox, does it! If you want to check it out, search for Junk Journal Penpals Group. I'll be happy to see you there.

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ps this journal is now for sale in my Etsy Store, StarlightCraftsGB

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Thanks for looking :)

Star


Sunday, 27 May 2018

Where did Spring go? and update on my journalling progress.


I really don't know where Spring went this year! The weather was so awful over here in England that I spent a lot more time journalling (English spelling) than I thought I would and it has led me down some unexpected avenues.

Whilst I am enjoying my Christmas present (Midori Traveller's Journal), it has taken me to a different place. I have travelled to Junk Journalling, which I am finding very absorbing and from there to expressing my own art through the medium of watercolour painting. My middle son bought me a paintbox for Mother's Day, which over here is in March. I looked at it and thought 'finally, it is time for me to do that art which I have kept on the back burner for so many years'. Painting needs time and a place and space, all of which I have never had and still don't, but my new adage is 'if not now, when?' so I bought myself a watercolour sketch pad and got going. So far I have painted and completed three pictures. Here they are. What do you think?

The first one is 'Fishing Boat on Kessingland Beach'. Kessingland is in Suffolk and it is the place where I spent most of my summer holidays when the boys were growing up. It is relatively unspoilt and peaceful and I just love it there.


The second picture is of the ruins of Coventry Cathedral where Larry and I visited back in April on a very wet weekend. I wanted to capture the wetness of the ground. It looked like tears to me.



The third picture is of some alstroemeiras, which have been adorning my coffee table for the last two weeks.



So now I have to decide what to paint this week. 

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I discovered Junk Journalling by accident. I was hoofing through YouTube looking for inspiration on the Midori journal and I found some junk journals, which looked so pretty and unusual. I followed up on it and it wasn't long before I was wanting to make one for myself. I decided to make a rose journal because I had so many pictures of roses from my garden, taken over the years. Here is the link to that.
It is a new channel and I'm hoping for some subscribers so please check out the video, give me a thumbs up if you like it and subscribe so you can see what I make next. I hope you do because it will spur me on to make more journals and it's such fun! I have the next one in the pipeline, but I'm keeping it under my hat for now.

If I can get 50 subscribers, I will do a draw for a giveaway and the prize will be the rose journal you see on the video.

Now I'm off to check out all your news. I have a lot of catching up to do!

Have a great Sunday!

Star


Sunday, 11 February 2018

My Midori Traveller's Notebook Journal

I think this is going to be a very exciting year over here in England. We can look forward to two Royal marriages and a Royal baby in the near future.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Meghan's beautiful ring



 Princess Eugenie and James announce their engagement.

Eugenie's beautiful ring




And it is the World Cup Football tournament and England has qualified so we have some really exciting World football to look forward to. Here are the groups...

In the summer Larry will have been here in England with me for five years straight so he will need to apply for permanent resident's status. That is a very big thing for us and it's coming up soon. It doesn't seem like five years since he came over one sunny July day and we have been together ever since.

At Christmas Larry bought me a Midori Traveller's Notebook. I had watched the YouTube videos about it on my computer and got hooked. If you don't know what I'm talking about, here is a video that explains exactly what you get and what to do with it. I decided that I would make a journal for one year, 2018 and see where it takes me. Since I don't have plans for travelling abroad this year, the travels will cover the spaces within England and also past adventures overseas.




Do you keep a journal and if so, what is it for. I'd love to hear about it....