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Friday, January 30, 2015

Back to Journalling

It has been a long time since I have posted on my blog. There were so many unexpected twists and turns in our life in the past two months. Now I am currently in India and will be here  for some time.

This year I'm not signing up for many challenges. One project that I had already signed up was the Documented Life Project. I like how this weekly project motivates me to open my journal and create.

Here are my Week-1 and Week-4

Week-4  The challenge was 'writing'. The journal prompt was 'Words with Friends'.

 I did the background  in black. The stars are all created using multicolored  acrylics.  Around the stars and the collage I wrote my thoughts on friendship using white sakura jelly roll pen.

 Week-1 The art challenge  was to use  'Book paper ' and the journal  prompt  was 'Be your own  goal keeper'.
On the left I did a collage and wrote my goals there.My two words for this year are RISE AND CONTENTMENT.I have added both the words to my page.  I also added a real peacock feather that I had with me for the last 15 years or so.
On the right side I used book pages.On it I used the only stencil I have with  me right now and used acrylic on it.As we had to make a sudden trip I could only take very limited amount of art supplies.

The quote below says:"Fix your eyes forward on what you can  do,  not  back  on what you  cannot  change. " Tom Clancy

I'm linking my first post of this year to PPF and Julie's Art journal every day
Thank you for being here


  1. Your journal pages are great. I especially like the two with black background. I haven't tried that yet but I really love the look. Also, the Tom Clancy quote is a great one.

  2. Lovely pages! I got to hear about DLP from is a wonderful one!
    I am with Wyanne... Amazing classes there as well :)

  3. Hello dear friend!! SOOOO happy to see you back and posting again, have missed your art so much!! LOVE the start of your new journal, black and colors and white are a favorite and you did awesome on it! Happy to see flowers too, love your flowers.
    These are great OLW for you this year as is the quote, both will help you this year and the changes you've had to make.
    Sending hugs and prayers Susan, this made my day!!!

  4. Sounds hectic. Nice pages. :)

  5. Oh dear Susan I have been wondering where you have been-I've missed you!! Your journal pages are wonderful- I really love the one with the peacock feather. I hope things are going OK for you. Will keep you in my thoughts-sending positive energy your way.

  6. Great pages, I really like the colorful stars on the black background.


  7. Missed you Susan glad you're back!! Wonderful pages and a great start to your creative year! Wonderful words for the year too!! That Peacock feather must be one I lost in my Peacock days of the 80's!! lol

    Hugs Giggles

  8. these are so stunning and inspirational. I instantly want to go start art journaling again! I love the layers in the collaged pages.

  9. love ur page !!!! stars are beautiful !!


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I am someone who loves almost everything that is related to art-be it writing, painting, crafts, music, dance; Yes,anything that can enliven my spirit. I am originally from Kerala,India. Currently I live in the US.