Wednesday, June 09, 2010

journal pages and new journal class

this was the last journal prompt for the nostalgic musings class. it seems like yesterday that i started on this journaling adventure! it was in april, during the kid's spring break. i was in arizona with the girls visiting my mom and i have such lovely memories of sitting in my mom's backyard, with my journal and pens and papers and glue and scissors. or staying up late into the night, knowing i could sleep in the next morning 'cuz grandma was going to take her girls on shopping errands in the morning!

i'm still journaling and i have that class to thank for getting me into the daily journaling habit!

i was so excited to receive such a wonderful swap package from hope the other day that i got started right away on some journal pages using some of the amazing papers, labels and bits!

here i've used a game card, label, wallpaper, stamps, and old book pages that i got in the swap from hope! i tend to hoard my most prized papers and art supplies but with a daily art journal, i can add these items to the pages where i'll see them more often than if they were just stashed away for a rainy day! i'm getting a lot better about using what i have! my friend kisa teased me about the last post and called me a "paper nerd." ha! such an understatement. ;)

i'm also taking another journal course with hope called "lovely notions." it is a self-paced journaling class and the goal is to fill this lovely notebook with images and words that you LOVE. the cover was made from images that hope provided in a pdf collage sheet.

inside is one of the first writing exercises. i chose a quote by martha graham that speaks to me:

"There is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost."


  1. beautiful journal pages...I can feel your joy right through cyberspace...good for you :)

  2. So beautiful! I can't wait to explore your creations:)

    BTW, I found you via The Pink Couch (one of my favorite blogs ever) ... so I'm glad you left a comment there, lol.

    Take care!

  3. Oh my goodness what a beautiful journal. Good for you to keep journaling everyday. Hope you have a good week!

  4. Wow Nika, I had no idea you were journaling like that everyday. It is so beautiful, and I love the Rumi and Martha Graham quotes you featured. They really spoke to my heart today. Very cool!!

  5. Lovely Creations!



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