Monday, March 19, 2012

Mind. Body. Soul. (Art Journaling)


I'm happy to say that I've completed the work for week one in my beautiful friend Leslie's new E-course, Mind.Body.Soul. Our task was to create two journal pages focusing on positivity and the word Believe. Here is what I came up with:

"You Are Enough"

Elements attached with string and staples

Revealed message

"Sit with it for a While"

Torn papers and rub-ons

Stamping and a page full of decorative tape

And just as a side: I broke out a new journal for this class, the Strathmore Visual Journal, and I'm more than impressed with it. It's a Cold Press watercolor journal with a good weight (140 lb) and no matter how many layers (painting, rub-ons, stamping, gluing, image transferring, um, glittering . . . ) I put it through, it stayed with me (no balling up or wrinkling). And I loved the 5 x 8 size as it was very easy to complete in one sitting. At around $5 (I got mine at Michaels, but they are everywhere), I would recommend it in a heartbeat!


Thanks for looking! I'm now off to see what's in store for Week Two . . . please feel free to join us, it's inspiring, fun & free!

Kristin xo

26 comments:

Jane Wetzel said...

oh wow...I LOVE this! tfs

Jane Wetzel said...

oh wow...I LOVE this! tfs

craftattack said...

Lovely work, wonderful colours, and so many great ideas! Hugs, Valerie

mette laumann said...

WEEEEE i love this ....I am looking forward to seeing more. :)
ox Mette

Daniele Valois said...

oh my f@$&ing god! This is great and why didn't you tell me about this course??? Keeping secrets!!!

The colors and mix of everything are perfect. Everything blends together so well. Of course it does because you are my rock star!

Daniele Valois said...

but it kinda makes me sad too. Because you are enough, just as you are, and just how your body is and what your body can do. You Are Enough! more than enough really because you're wickedly awesome soy sauce Kristin!!! with shiny eyes!

laurie said...

this lovely, beautiful words, beautiful art such an inspiration,

Cameron said...

Gorgeous pages! The colors....the different styles of writing....tidbits of wisdom and beautiful patterns!
So pretty!

I will have to check out this course.....though, I already have more than I can handle on my list....heehee :D

scrapwordsmom said...

As always you inspire me, Kristin!! I just purchased one of those journals...I am currently doodling in mine. Love it:)

Thank you for sharing my course with your readers. xoxo

Leslie

sugar Creek said...

Love them both! The first one reminds me of the fair and cotton candy, and the second reminds me of pink strawberry lemonade! I think I'm ready for summer!lol!
Yes I like MeeMaw as well and the lettering, well it is an old quilting stencil I have! ;)

Netty said...

Wonderful pages Kristin, so inspiring. x

missy k said...

I love love love your pages Kristin ..... so warm and meaningful.

I have one of these journals too and I agree its great to work in.

cat @ sea.sky.stone. said...

Awesome colors and lovely pages--I keep scrolling back and looking at them more because there are so many pretty bits and pieces :)

RainCityGirl said...

wow, beautiful pages! love what you are doing with this class.

Diana Evans said...

oh this is gorgeous Kristin!!!! what a wonderful keepsake this will make!!!!

Mandy said...

fab pages but so sad we get hardly anything in Australia and when qe do the price us so inflated...it sucks!...yep...i knew i cooldnt do Leslie course...i am up to the eyeballs in programming...oh for sweet messy fingers...take care...xxx

Diane said...

Oh wow-these are wonderful! I have that same journal, and it's awesome!

Carin said...

They are fabulous pages Kristin! Love the colours, bits and, of course, the underlying message (you are more than enough my dear!)! I love their journals too. They are so nice to work in.

Jingle said...

These pages are amazing!

Sophia said...

Kristin, your pages are simply wonderful! Very nice work. Love all the vibrant colours and quotes!

Happy Tuesday! Hugs :)

Janet said...

Fantastic pages! You've used such luscious colors, and I like all the imagery. Great job!!

Scarlett Clay said...

I've always loved every Strathmore paper I've gotten, it's good stuff, isn't it? The way you used the staples in that top layout is really cool, and the second layout is awesome, too, I really wanted to zoom in and see more detail!! Loved looking at these!

PS. Our retreat is in Santa Ana, so excited because the last time I went to California I was in 11th grade! :)

E Makes Art said...

What? I didn't know Leslie had a new class! Sounds wonderful! Your pages are amazing, of course! Love them!! Great colors and layers, etc... I'm a big fan of you and your art! You know that!
And I have that journal, same size and everything and I LOVE it!! And I can toss it in my purse if I want to. For my larger journal I have to glue the pages together first to make them thick enough to withstand my abuse, but not with this baby!! yay!!

xoE

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

Well, of course I had to go join to!! I just can't seem to get enough. :) I am breaking out a new Visual Journal for this. I worked on one page - just a background - and I am already impressed! The paper is so much more durable and can handle my mixed media abuse. :) Gorgeous pages!!!! xxoo

laurie said...

the journal is amazing, the colors are so rich and luscious, its very yummy!

Ophelia said...

Wow!!! Your journals are absolutely amazing!! Oh wow! I am so inspired!!!