Friday, July 26, 2013

From the White Book

High time I showed some journal pages again from my daily journal.

My White Book is being worked in regularly on my days off and I allow myself to leave it aside on my working days. So I don't  really journal every day anymore, but it's okay. I do still enjoy the process and I do keep writing and filling spreads and that's the most important thing.









This journal has a lot of pages. I think I'm about a little over half way through now. I am already thinking about what will come after this though. I have my heart set on an altered book again, but I haven't really decided yet. I do feel the draw of prepping a book for journaling though, so that's a telling sign. I have some likely candidates laying ready for this purpose so I can start any minute. Luckily I still have some time to think about it. ;-)

Wishing you all a wonderful and artsy weekend!

22 comments:

  1. Cool pages - especially like your words "Live Mindfully". Happy weekend :-)

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    1. Thanks Lynette. Wishing you a wonderful weekend too.

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  2. Ah! Now THIS is how I like to awaken in the morning, a cup of coffee and a GORGEOUS journal-filled post from YOU! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your art journal spreads! Can I admit that the other day, when I was a passenger in a car, I was day dreaming and my mind wandered to your journaling?! And here you are. I am working in a big, many-page journal now, too, but I have two altered books that I have been preparing...finally. A summertime project I have been looking forward to... It is very difficult to do all of the creative projects and art journaling we want to do, when working full-time, isn't it?! Have a good day, a great weekend, kath

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    1. Thank you Kathy, you made me smile because my journals made it into your daydreams. :-) I'm lucky I'm not working full time anymore, but yes it is hard to combine a fulltime job with your artsy passions, believe me, I know. Enjoy your journaling!

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  3. I love the way you use brown on some pages, Caatje. It gives them a lovely, vintage feel.

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  4. Thanks for giving us a peek inside your art journal. I love your style and the way you write around the images.

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    1. Well, I need to write a lot, so it has to go everywhere! :-)

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  5. Wat een prachtige pagina's Caatje! Zien er echt super uit!!

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  6. Inspiring pages as always Caatje..... specially loved the 6 little dwarves! Hunted all over the page, but couldn't find no 7 LOL

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    1. Haha, he was hiding just around the next page when I took the picture, he 's the shy one. :-)

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  7. Oh my gosh, I love, love ... love your journal pages and THESE are just the kind that "I" want to do but for some reason when I try - they turn out NOTHING even close and in fact, they are downright sad looking. lol Kind of depressing actually!

    What size of book is this one that you're working in and also -- is that washi tape that is around all the edges of the pages or did you draw or doodle around the edges [or perhaps a bit of both - washi on some and doodling in others?]

    Do you paint the pages before you write on them? I know ... lots of questions, huh? lol I just want to say what a WONDERFUL job you've done on your pages, you certainly have talent, for sure! [I wanna be like you when I grow up though I'm guessing that I'm most likely older than you are. ha! ha!]

    - Debi

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    1. Thanks for your kind and enthousiastic comment Debi. You made me smile!
      The book I use is 25x25 cm, that's 10x10 if you measure in inches. The borders are sometimes tape, sometimes doodling and sometimes a combination of the two. I do love washi! I mostly paint my pages in advance, sometimes acrylic and sometimes watercolour. And sometimes I leave the background white. I put the collage on first and the writing always comes last, usually in seperate sittings. You can read a little about my process in the tutorial section and for some more recent pages I have done some step by steps, you can find those by clicking on the label 'step by step' in the sidebar. Hope this helps.

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  8. Caatje! As always your pages are absolutely fabulous! Didnt you do a step by step tut on your blig about your process? Can u tell is where that is please??

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    1. The tutorials are under the tutorials tab on the header of my blog. The step by steps you can find by clicking the label 'step-by-step' on the sidebar. Or you can do a search for it by using bloggers search function above the blog. Good luck!

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  9. Thanks for a look at all these great spreads, Caatje....love the imagery and the colors!

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    1. Thank you, I love playing with pictures and lay outs and am glad it shows. :-)

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  10. Hi Caatje,
    was just looking back at your posts and saw the page with the Beauty and the Beast on it.... I just about remember that programme, I used to watch it with my mum when I was young. Thanks for that blast from the past - I really am a sucker for nostalgia (perhaps a little too much sometimes!). Great pages as always :)
    emilyxx

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    1. I bought the whole series on dvd, that's where the image came from. I loved that show back then and it hasn't lost its charm.

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