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Art Journaling | Make an Art Journal from scratch

Have you ever wanted to know how to make an Art Journal from scratch. You love art and art journaling and have countless art works on scrap pages, hoards of 'precious' papers that you are planning on using 'one day'. Well, this video series will walk you through the process of making your own personal art journal. An art journal using all those pages that you have stashed away for a rainy day. This is part 1 of the series that will give you some great ideas of what papers you can pull together to make your art journal. Gather Your Papers So where do you start? Well, you dig into that pile of paper that you have on your...

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Art Journaling | How to use all the scraps on your craft desk

As an Art Journaler, when art journaling, do you have a desk that is full of scraps? This blog will hopefully give you art journaling inspiration on how to use all the scraps on your craft desk. I always have a plethora of paper scraps, bits of fabric, embellishments, and other bits and bobs on my desk during and after any craft or journaling project. And I have a problem with getting rid of them, I mean you never know when you could need just that piece of 'something'. You never know when that little bit of yumminess will inspire one of your best creations yet. So I keep all those little bits in a basket on my craft desk...

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The Velveteen Journal Series - a fabric-covered junk journal series

A little look down memory lane and then a peek at The Velveteen Journal Series - a fabric-covered junk journal series. In this blog, I will explain my thinking behind some of the materials used in the Velveteen Journal Series, how I made them and what you can use them for. As you most probably have surmised I have recently created this website with an online shop. I have always had a love for books, writing, and art. Then I discovered Bullet Journaling and Junk Journals. I fell down the proverbial 'rabbit-hole' and started creating my own Journals. After a couple of friends who I have gifted my journals too, said that I could sell them, I thought 'why not',...

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Art Journaling is Good for you. Its benefits and why I love it!

Art Journaling is good for you! In this post, I want to share with you the benefits of regular art journaling and why I love it! I have always been a dabbler in art, an artistic dabbler, putter of paint on paper. But only recently, in the last 5 years or so and with YouTube becoming ever more popular I have found so much inspiration between the pages of some of the most amazing Art Journalers on YouTube, that it has become an almost daily ritual for me. And I, to be honest, I think I am a better person for it. I will give you links to some of my favorites at the end of the Blog, so keep...

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Lost your Dance Mojo, what now? Help get your dance mojo back

What you can do if you have lost your dance mojo. After many, many years of almost daily dance practice, I haven't danced or thought of dancing for almost 6 months now, I have lost my dance mojo. And does it worry me, for damn sure it does! So I thought I'd dive a little deeper into this feeling and see if I can find my 'why' and then ways of re-igniting the spark! See if they will help get my dance mojo back. So many reasons I think there are many reasons that we lose the passion, the drive, the 'want to' feeling. For instance, Life can just get in the way, you know the old adage "Life happens...

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