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Friday, January 24, 2014

art journal every day ~ january 24, 2014

the "up, up, and away" page is now finished. it
s not very big but it makes me happy.

work is still ongoing with the "somewhere" page. i've had a very bad cold this week and simply didn't feel like working on it.

the journal52 prompt for this week is "you make me smile".
i began to make a list of things that make me smile on an old piece of ledger paper thinking that it would be a good activity to take my mind off of the sniffles, aches, coughs, etc . . .
then i found a piece of scrap booking paper to tape it onto. tape seemed easier than glue today and i have a nice selection of pretty tapes from which to choose.
i tore (easier than scissors) the list so it was a size i felt good about, and then tore the prompt out.  
as i was taping i realized that i should date my page (something that i frequently forget to do) and taped on a small piece of extra ledger paper at the bottom.

i then had a chicken soup break. i highly recommend this if you have a cold too.

once properly fortified i added some doodles, trying to blend the background with the foreground as i went along. i used the printed design on the background (scrap book) paper as inspiration for my doodles.
i wrote in the date.

then i got out my water color pencils and added some color, accents and a few more doodles.
and believe it or not i have actually completed this one. 

linking up with both the Art Journal Every Day forum at Balzer Designs and the Journal52 workshop.


this page is all about the gifts in my life so rather than post a gift list i'll let you study the page if you choose. i would, however, like to add that i am grateful for chicken soup. and heating pads. and kleenex. and mentholatum. and kleenex. and a comfy love worn quilt. oh, and kleenex.


  1. Oh, I have a quilt I love like that! Heating pads are good, too. I'm so sorry that you are feeling under the weather, Libby Q. Warm wishes!
    I love your journal page SO MUCH!

  2. That's a lovely journal page.
    Hope you'll get well soon.

  3. That's a great page. I really like all the torn edges and those swirls. Hope you feel better soon.

  4. I love your journal page. Not only are you wrapped up in a warm comfy quilt you are also wrapped up in talent. I hope you feel better. I woke up with a stuffed up head. Send the chicken Noodle soup. Hugs

  5. ooh, sounds like you've had a cold. My hubby has been down with it too - feel better!
    I love love your collage page, every layer is lovely.
    up up and away is so cheerful and fun!

  6. These are gorgeous and love your take on the prompts and thank you for stopping by mine and leaving such a sweet comment on my journal page :)
    Also i am a new follower too!!

    Hope you feel better very soon!!
    hugs and xxx

  7. I hope you are feeling better. Your "doodles" are a piece of art! You are so creative and clever! Lovely bologspot!

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  8. Both of your journal pages look great. I really like the "You Make Me Smile" page.

    It seems that the cold virus going around this year is a particularly miserable one. Hope you are feeling better.

  9. I hope you are feeling better. I cannot begin to be that creative, esp when I'm sick! Very nice and I loved seeing how you accomplished the page.


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