my final Christmas pages with 11 spreads to go.
Book of Days and Moonshine. This journal was bulging at the seams and some pages were getting very loose so after some deliberation I tore out the remaining end pages (will use them in another project) and made this angel page my final journal page by gluing it to the back cover. I shared the finishing of this journal with the altered cover HERE.
I've decided on another old book for my next journal.
I've also signed up for A Year of Rumi
I will continue my written journaling practice in my current Inner Work Journal - I have continued to find it invaluable as a tool of self-development and writing things out brings clarity for me.
I have purchased the Southern Hemisphere PDF Planner for a Magical 2019 to print and use weekly.
my recycled doodle journals - love the process of my Magazine Faces
Gelli Journals class
I also did a number of projects last year that were outside my art journals.
I began by setting myself a new challenge of #52stamps = to share at least one new stamp made by me weekly in 2018. I carved for the first 12 weeks and made 21 new stamps!
Then I decided to have a break and felt no desire to add it to my to-do list after that! A challenge is only good if it's inspiring you isn't it, but it was fun while it lasted and I now have a few more skills if I want to do more.
In February I had terrible heartbreak when my lovely Dad passed away. Arting helped
and this 5th Stitch*Bookery project
I also made a start on my poppy quilt in June and while it's not quite complete I am up to the quilting stage and will be able to share it finished by the end of January
I took craft club for 3 terms at school, decorated an altered book as a kindle cover for a friend,
and completed Tam's She Blooms course and turned that art into a book :
I enjoyed making bookmarks again for my school librarians,
and l managed to make another gift of lace for my Aunty.
In November I started #arteveryday and it's had a huge impact on my productivity. I believe that you can mostly manage to squeeze some art into your day even if it's only 15 minutes. Those 15 minutes add up to completed projects more quickly than you would believe. Although I'm no longer posting updates here on my blog, I'm continuing to take photos for my own motivation and keeping that record in my Inner Work Journal :
This project completed in December has been a turning point for me in terms of where I want to spend a lot of creative time in 2019 :
You can do ANYTHING, but you can't do EVERYTHING!
HAPPY NEW YEAR. Wishing you Creative Joy in 2019 ♥
I'm going to take a summer holiday break with my family and I'll see you back here in about 3 weeks.