Friday, July 25, 2008

Soul Journaling & family pets ...

Thank you to all my fellow Soul Journallers and friends for popping by to visit lately....
This is my latest pages for our Soul Journal that Sarah Whitmire is running. The theme is home and your neighbourhood. Below is a close up of the first page.... my home (which actually looks nothing like my home). It is rather a naive picture of a house, much like children draw... which by the way Sarah said was fine. The significance of this page for me is that I have included the no.s of the houses we lived in as children, to our current home. 11 Howe St., Mooroopna. 22 Glenlyon Ave., Shepparton, 35 Morrish Road, Shepparton and I currently live at No. 175. My neighbourhood??? Well sort of.... I had to put the picture of the mosque/church in the neighbourhood as when we first moved to Melbourne there was a big mosque built near us. I have always loved the architecture. Also, I love older European buildings/neighbourhoods so wanted to included that in my neighbourhood picture too , its a bit of a make believe neighbourhood! Finally posting a picture of my Soul Armour page. I was a bit behind with this one due to lack of printing facilities. We have horses on our farm and they are a very important part of our life, so I wanted to include a trusty steed as part of the Soul Armour. I am still going to stamp the words "Soul Armour" on this page (knew I hadnt quite finished it!!!). I am really enjoying using a lot of colour in these pages.
Just so you all know, our new kitty Tinkatink is settling into family life very well... I found Oakey and Tink curled up in front of the fire having a nice little snooze together. Their colours are actually quite complimentary.

I am working on a fabric page for a round robin book this weekend. My page is for Belinda Schneider (whose art I just love!!!!). Will post a pic after the weekend.

Have fun this weekend !!!!

35 comments:

karen said...

your book is looking amazing!Hope you are well!

BELINDA said...

Hi Jacky I really like your book pages, your houses are cute :) I love the picture of your pets, they be best of friends soon. My dog and cat are great buddies most days :) Belinda

Dawnie said...

What wonderful pages pages Jacky with fab colours. You really show the enjoyment your having creating these.Love the pic of the two furries snuggling in a chair.precious !

Hug ya
Dawnie T
xxx

Marilyn Rock said...

Jacky - your art journal is amazing! I love it! It's so expressive with color and meaning!

Sharon said...

I'm following the soul journals. They are great. Wish I had time to do one.

Carol said...

Fabulous pages jacky well done you, love the mosque and i chose the steed too!

Julie H said...

OH HOw sweet! Oakly and Tink look so happy together and I am sure your heart sang as you took the photo.

Great to see you enjoying the journalling too.

artbeth67 said...

FABULOUS pages!!! Love them :)

Altered Art Freak said...

OH, how sweet of okey to share his/her bed :) Your pages are adorable, I love the colors you chose too!

Heather said...

the journal is amazing-- such beautiful colors. and love the picture of your cute little critters, how sweet is that?!

Christy said...

I love your house and neighborhood. totally a fantasy place to be happy and safe. your kitty and puppy are so very adorable together.

Jane B. said...

Love the colors in the dome and the buildings - you have a confidence with color that I greatly admire! Hope to see your horses in the part of the assignment where we populate our home with our families! Thank you for sharing. Jane

Sarah Whitmire said...

Gorgeous houses! I love the dome and the colors you chose. They have a very dreamy quality to them and I love that you added all your past houses. I still dream about my childhood home but it's always in a simpler "kid memory" form. When I went back with older eyes I didn't recognize it. :)

*HUGS*

Sarah

grrl+dog said...

Wondered what the mosque was doing, I love their shapes too. You have been busy grrl! Good to be journalling in this weather, dog and I are hogging the heater while I journal and he comments.

Altered Route said...

I have nominated you for an award.
Connie
http://alteredroute.blogspot.com/

VirginiaW said...

I love the colours you have used...and I'd love to live there too!!! Your pets are gorgeous too!!!

Linda said...

What beautiful pages Jacky, lovely colours and designs.
You must be proud of them!
Love Linda
(Can't wait to see your paper dolls!)

Wayfaring Wanderer said...

What a lovely little neighborhood....a place I wouldn't mind calling home :o)



Glad to see the newbie fitting in.....sooo cute!

jo said...

Jacky, your journal is looking so awesome, you are making me very envious! I wish I had more time to work in mine!!
Just adore the house and the neighbourhood and the meaning behind them all.
Your new kitten is adorable and your dog looks just like mine, is it a Maltese cross?
Jo xoxo

suze said...

Great journal pages Jacky! I am getting started on a fabric journal next week.

kate said...

Your journal pages are wonderful. Love the neighbourhood you have created from your memories. And what a sweet photo of your pets!

Dot said...

Jacky - I think these pages are fantastic! And I like how you have incorporated numbers from homes you have lived in.

Gorgous photo of Miss Tink and Mr Oakey too!

KathrynAntyr said...

You are doing a great job. Lovin' your work. I finally have my house done! Swing by for a piece of birthday cake and a cup of coffee.

Keron Lee said...

love your neighbourhood Jackie, esp. your mosque looks great..x Keron

Jo Horswill said...

Jacki, these are gorgeous pages...I love opening your blog site, because I know I will always get a smile!!!
They say the home reflects 'our self' in dreams and art!
You must have a beautiful spirit, because it reflects in all your work!

notmassproduced said...

thanks for the comment on my blog - i'm loving your art and your banner is just adorable :o))

mistie said...

Thanks for visiting!
I love the colors and numbers on your soul journal houses. There's something about numbers...mystery...not words with a message...very nice. Also, the drawing style is open and flowing, not "like children" at all. I like it very much. We get stuck on the "realism" idea, but they look like houses, and they are beautiful. Your basket full of kitties is very inviting :) wish I could fit in there.

MARGARET FIELD said...

loving your journal pages jacky, and as for your furballs, they are the cuuuuuuuutest.
xxxx

arlene said...

Your houses are so much fun...love the significance of the numbers.

And about little kitty..it's very important that your pets don't clash...that would be unacceptable! LOL

Happy Soul Journaling!
xo arlene

Dawn said...

I love your neighbourhood pages .. the colours and the architecture .. simply wonderful!

LaY hOoN said...

Wow ! I love all your journal pages ! You did such a great job in your pages !

lynne h said...

hi jacky, thank you for stopping by! my, what a wonderful blog you have!!

i love these pages!! they make me smile! i love that you put the mosque in there, and the word 'lenticular' for one of the clouds... lenticular clouds are my favorite!

i may have to start a soul journal myself...

i'll be back!

amyrehnae said...

Love your soul journal pages! What a tremendous idea! I wonder if I could ever catch up if I started now? It has been entirely too long since I did something just for me! And the pic of your babies...toooo cute!

zorana said...

Jacky - I can't stop looking at the house pages! Everything on them sings... Love how you added your numbers on the house. Beautiful!

Anne said...

I love how your home and neighborhood pages turned out! Very cheerful, fun colors. And I love that you included the numbers from your past houses as well as the current one.

Love your Soul Armor, too - complete with a horse! :-)