May 02, 2011

Journal Pages!

Wow....amazing how the world can change over the course of one night, isn't it?!  So grateful for our men and women in uniform who risk their lives to make this world a safer place for all of us.  I'm still in's hard to believe.

I was able to share a lovely afternoon walk with Lovin' Man and Elsie yesterday on the Sac and Fox Trail.  Have you ever been?  It was my first time on this trail....and it was so delightful!  And such a gorgeous day!  Loved it! 

It's about time for me to share a few more pages in the journal...all gussied up and ready for me to scrawl my dailing ramblings on!!  It's getting harder for me to show you flat pics of my journal, as I'm getting very close to the end of this's fat and full of goodies....and it doesn't lie flat AT ALL.  Ha!

The pages above were created with a bit of marker, paper, pencil and water soluble crayons.  On the left hand side is a teeny little pocket given to me by my friend Barb.  I forgot to show you what's inside..but it's an itty bitty picture of a girl with braids.  On the right hand side, a heart, more doodles, and a business card for Garden Gate floral.  I rec'd a bouquet from them, and wanted to remember them, as it was gorgeous!

And on these pages, I placed some printouts of some recent artwork I've completed...funky flowers and multiple moustaches.  Can you tell I love to draw scallops?  :-)

And a crown was added to the corner for good measure.  It needs something else..just haven't decided what yet. 

More doodling....including a flower on the left that reminds me of my dahlia's in the front flower bed at my home.  Can't wait for them to pop their little heads up again this summer!  On the right hand side, are real pressed leaves that I "oh so carefully" attached to the page.  Also, a magazine clipping for a book that I want to remember called The Nook Book.

A snippet of gift wrap from Barb.  Her names pops up a lot here....because she is so sweet...she is always giving us little goodies that are perfect for journaling!

Another heart (I think these all came from one of those pages in Stampington magazine), some doodling, and stamping.  "Ride Life's Waves" is a magazine clipping that caused me to sketch a little sailboat in the background. 

Below on the left is one of my fave pages.....I showed it earlier.....but over the course of a couple of evenings, vegging out on the couch, I've filled it in with lots of color.  On the right page, more magazine clippings with ideas that I wanted to the jar with photos inside.  Very cool!

And I also colored in the "Irene Goodnight" page which reminds me of a very special neighborhood party not long ago.  I printed a photo of my neighbors singing that song, and added it as a little page to seal the deal.

And this cute little house was made with a Traci Bautista magazine image and some scrapbook paper.  Her collage work is so colorful and inspiring!  Well, that's it for today.  I'm off to the studio to crank out the whimsy....counting down the days until the Marion Arts Festival....we've gotta be ready!!!

Wishing you all a fun, artful day!!!


lilylovekin said...

I love your journal pages, so bright and fun. Your colorful doodle page is great I see why it is your favorite.

Jenna Kannas said...

I love all the color on your pages!

sara's art house said...

I love them all- and the stripes are the best :) You love stripes, I love stripes! Stripes make everything better!

MissKoolAid said...

Hi Dori,
I received your beautiful postcard this week! I really like it. And I thought I'd let you know that I'm adding your blog to my Reader. Your journal pages are so fun and full of life! I'm looking forward to reading more about you and your artful life!

Shelley Whiting said...

Love the bright colors and whimsy in your journal pages.

TJ said...

hi Dori!
Just dropped in to let you know that your beautiful amazing postcard has reached Germany...!!

Thank you so much for the gorgeous mail art. Your journal pages look just as colorful and vibrant as the canvas card.

Best wishes for all your happy creations, tj

Cheryl said...

LOVE the jounal!!! Makes me happy-just plain happy! THANKS! I know you have this obsession with moustaches--ever consider adding the eye brow or say, uni brow to the facial hair collection? Just some food for thought! Again, LOVE the jounal and thank you so much for sharing it with us! xoxoxo

Wendy said...

I love these pages!! So inspiring and creative. My favorite is also your favorite one. :D Love all of the bold lines and color. And the house with the polka dotted roof.

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

What joy filled pages! Patsy from