Sunday, 8 January 2012

A New Journal

Having seen some lovely art journal pages on my travels around blogland, I have decided that I would love to have a go at the 366 art journal challenge which you can find at Kate Crane's blog The Kathryn Wheel.
I have got a couple of journals on the go, but this is such a fabulous idea, and hopefully something I will keep going through the year as it's definitely not as daunting as having a whole page to fill sometimes can be.
Here are my pages for January.


I find January a rather depressing month, so thought I'd use some bright cheerful colours on these pages. I had a great time getting painty and inky making these pages. I've used some stamps and some doodling, and may do a bit more doodling around some of the squares, as well as some collage elements from Art From the Heart. There are some bits of added texture in the form of cat fluff that is the result of my kitties helping me stick down the little squares (I lost count of the extra ones I had to cut as they kept running away with them).
Now I'm already thinking about next months pages, and have a few ideas whizzing around.

15 comments:

mags21 said...

What a great bright page to start the year with, look forward to seeing the next ones.

thekathrynwheel said...

Wow, such lovely colours! This will definitely cheer you up on a dull grey January day :-) The houses along the bottom look fab too. Welcome to the challenge, delighted to have you playing along for 2012. Happy new year!

Anesha said...

Wow Sue love these pages. Such lovely colours, just wonderful. Happy New Year to you also. Hugs Anesha

Brenda Brown said...

These are such bright and beautiful pages Sue. I love the colours you have chosen and you have really captured the collage feel to it. I am now looking forward to seeing what you do for February.
Happy Sunday.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Martu said...

I love the way the pattern papers match with you backgroung! It's amazing! :)

Artyjen said...

Great looking pages :) I'll try my best to keep this going...don't hold your breath though! LOL
xoxo Sioux

krisandkreate said...

Wonderful January page. The lovely colours put a smile on your face. looking forward to see your future pages.

Diana said...

Love your colors! Here (southeast U.S.), January is usually cold, but sunny and sparkly more often than not.

dianehobbit said...

A great page, love the colours and your houses.

Milla said...

Lovely pages, love them! The little houses are gorgeous and your doodling looks good!

Katt aka LaLa said...

Super Cute!! Love everything about it :)

maggie warke said...

A beautiful page, lovely colours . love the doodling & houses.
x Maggie

Netty said...

Beautiful and colourful pages Sue, x

Linda said...

this is so lovely, and yes, a perfect color combo to melt away any winter blues!

Carol said...

It is a cheery page, like the houses.