Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Little Guide Book: Anytime, Anything


Another spread that I made last week in my Little Guide Book. This idea, the title, came up when last week something happened which I did not expected. I was glad with the change that it caused, Up untill then I felt that everything was going in the same direction, but now some things seem to be heading into a different and better direction.


As usual I used chipboard letters to trace the title and stamped the rest of it. Journaling was written with the Tria Markers and Portfolio crayons were used to colour the edges of the pages.
It turns out that in this book, it is not so much about art after all. It is the words that count. I love to go through this book and read what I have written so far, all these little guiding words and phrases begin to mean a lot to me. Comforting, encouraging and always uplifting. This is definitly a different kind of art journal that I have ever made.

There are still 4 empty spreads left. In the beginning I was so eager with filling the pages, now I have the feeling that I should be a bit selective about what I want to put into these last precious pages. :)

5 comments:

Marit said...

Heeee Jacqueline, bedankt voor je commentaartje op mijn blog. Zo leuk, om weer andere, inspirerende journalers tegen te komen!!! Je boekje ziet er prachtig uit, en het idee van je waterverf-gemaakt uit krijtjes-schaafsel spreekt me erg aan. Ga ik ook zeker uitproberen met mijn 'watersoluble' krijtjes, ik moet ze nl. nodig slijpen en 'durfde' dat niet omdat ik het zo zonde vind... haha, 'ons Zeeuwen bin zuunig'...
Om op je vraag over mijn 'chronicles' terug te komen: het wisselt. Ik gebruik dat journal voor mijn week-pagina's, gedurende de week stop ik notities/plaatjes tussen de bladzijde die ik denk te kunnen gebruiken. Ik maak de basis van de pagina (gesso-verf-kleur) vaak eerder, maar de eigenlijke pagina meestal in één keer in 't weekend. Ik heb veel meer journals (zie gallerie bovenaan mijn blog) en daarin werk ik met quotes, zinnen, collages etc. Dat gaat meer zoals ik denk dat jij het ook doet...

(Oei, ik neem je halve 'commentruimte' in gebruik met mijn lange commentaartje.. sorry)

NaNa said...

Ohhhhh... I'm so glad I found an other art journaler in The Netherlands! I live in Belgium (but my mother lives in The Hague) and I am a little bit lonely here in Charleroi... How come all the art journalers are americans?
I love your blog and I will definitely be back!

Marrianna said...

I hope you get this comment. I found your blog via another GPP Street Team. And I love what you are doing with the WORD a day for 2011. I think your blog posts are just what I need to get me started. I have one big question. Did you make your own journal or did you purchase it? If you purchased it, where and what kind is it? It looks like the Moleskin Journal but I couldn't find any info. My blog is: www.reddancerstudio.typepad.com. You'll be able to see that I haven't done much this year. You may be my Angel for starting. I love your blog. Marrianna

buglady said...

Go ahead and fill up those pages!!!! Then start a new book with the same theme. You can keep going!!! It doesn't have to end when you fill up the first "Little Guide Book". Thank you for sharing your techniques.
Aloha, Kate

cmcscraps said...

Hi, I found you from your comment from my journal page for In the Sun on-line class. Thanks for stopping and commenting on my page. I love your Little guide book. Anything, Anytime is so true. Love idea of a word book to reflect back on. I think you shouldn't give up just start a new one when this one fills up.