Friday, 11 January 2019

Next step on my journaling journey

Hello friends, - it's Friday and that means another blogpost from me. As Journaling is the main thing I am doing art and craft wise at the moment, all I have are a few more journal pages to share, so this will be a short post....
First of all, my weekly calendar page, the photo was taken when it was partially filled in.

Here is a slightly closer look:

-Next up a spread from my "Draw Your Day" journal. I don't manage absolutely every day, but most days I do.
And finally a few further pages in  my junk journal, this is where I record some of the deeper aspects of my life and as these are quite personal I have redacted some of the writing....

I am using this journal also to write quotes that I love, practising the next steps on my calligraphy writing journey. I have moved from brushpens to dip pens, and as you can see, it's like starting all over again, - what a mess, - but hey, I'll keep practising.
And here is the final one I will share today:
Well that's it for this Friday post. I hope these journal pages are not too boring for you. I am sure that at some point I will come back to more mixed media stamping and Tim Holtz inspired stuff, but this is what I am at now.

Thank you for your visit like always


Valerie-Jael said...

Lots of wonderful art, I especially like the 'draw your day' pages. Have a great weekend, hugs, Valerie

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

There is always a wonderful surprise when you show us what's inside you personal journal Astrid. I too have a quote book that I record favoured words maybe one I should show one day. I love how you record some of your days through pictures, so wonderful to see it laid out in such a way.
As always Thank you for sharing, the week would not be the same without seeing a little something.
Creative hugs for the weekend Tracey xx

Jennie Atkinson said...

I really love seeing your journal pages Astrid, they are so inspiring and really urge me to get going myself. I love the different styles you have in each of the books too. Have a lovely weekend x

My name is Erika. said...

As I am very much into keeping a journal this year also, it is fantastic seeing all your pages. They are all fabulous. You made the Dylusion journal so unDylusion, and it looks fantastic. I really like the size of this journal and if Ranger was smart they would make this journal without the right side pages all designed. Nothing against Dylusions designs, but a yearful is just too much. and your drawings are fun and and your other journal is just gorgeous. Happy weekend. Hugs-Erika

sarascloset said...

What a wonderful snapshot of your week in your weekly journal. I love your inspiring collages. And that junk journal has me thinking I really need to start one. My favorite is your drawn your day journal. I'm just so amazed by your beautiful artwork and creativity! Hugs!

Dorthe said...

Your pages are all so very lovely, Astrid, the feeling of vintage romance is always beautiful, in my eyes, and you master it so wonderfully , dear friend. Your "Draw your Day " is so sweet too, with your fantastic drawings, and your little comments , will make you remember it all !!
So lovely to see you every Friday,- A happy weekend to you !! xoxo

brenda said...

Very pretty Astrid (stil short and sweet I'm afraid). B x

froebelsternchen said...

Filled with wonderful art - you are such a talented artist dear Astrid ! AMAZING variety!

Happy weekend!


Meggymay said...

I am love seeing your fabulous journal pages. Each page is so different and includes your amazing art style. The day your day pages looked fantastic.
Yvonne xx

Judy said...

I am new to your blog and to your amazing, thoughtful and creative gift. I am a writer, 30+ years and have held a secret longing to express my creativity through another medium. I saw one of your creations for the first time a few weeks ago and my heart jumped. This...this beauty which seems to pour from you so naturally, is the creative longing I've held! Yet, I feel utterly inept to even dip my toe into this tempting sea of expression. Tell me, Astrid, tell me, gifted, creative readers - does the pouring forth come with patience and practice or is it an innate gift one possesses or does not? Wishing you joy!

Maryann Laursen said...

As always it´s a pure joy to read your blogposts hun. I sure always look forward to read them and see, what you´ve been doing since last, and this week is certainly not any different. I love your beautiful writing and ideas every time, and you always inspire me to go a bit further myself next time. I just LOVE your little book with sayings and quotes, it´s fabulous
Have a wonderful week ahead and lots of fun, cause that´s what it´s all about.

Brenda Brown said...

Beautiful pages and gorgeous art work Astrid, your pages and designs are truly inspirational xxx

chrissie said...

It is always a thrill to visit your blog and see the wonders you create. I admire the way you keep up with anything that means daily additions. I start off with good intentions and then forget all about them

Have a great weekend

Love Chrissie xx

Annie said...

What a stunning array of journal pages you have shown here today Astrid and its clear you are enjoying the creativity and expression within each beautiful page x Your own artwork is amazing as is your calligraphy skill xx I have lost my way a bit so perhaps I shall take out the junk journal mammy and I started when we last visited you xxx I need to do something and this may just be my inspiration xxx

Happy Weekend dear friend xx

Annie xx

Let's Art Journal said...

What wonderful pages! Your journals are fabulous and so inspiring, I love your washi tape dispenser too 😁. Wishing you a happy weekend! J 😊 x

Redanne said...

Astrid, your pages are never boring, it is always so lovely to see the insides of your journals, I love your beautiful drawings, they are so inspirational! I hope you are having a good weekend so far. Hugs, Anne xx

Donna said...

I also have a book of sayings and quotes, two pages left to fill. Oh, such an inspiration you are! I have just found you from Pinterest and
Will visit every page of your blog. Love your style! Donna

butterfly said...

Another lovely peek into your journal. The calendar page is a great starting point, with delicious vintage images and those burnt page edges. I'm so impressed with your Draw Your Day spread - beautiful little visual prompts for what you've been up to - and yes, longhand letter-writing is a joy. The world will be a much poorer place without it.

Oh, and don't all your washi tapes look pretty lined up in a rainbow?!
Alison x

pearshapedcrafting said...

Your journal pages always look so beautiful and I am always so inspired by seeing them! Love the 'draw your day' sketches! Chrisx

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