Sunday, August 10, 2008

Soul Journal pages and more Klimt.....

Finally.... pages 1 & 2 of our Collage Potpourri for our Soul Journal with Sarah Whitmire. Due to preparations for my upcoming trip to Hong Kong I have fot a little behind with my pages (but I still intend doing them all as I love this challenge). Prompts for these pages can be found on Sarah blog. Once again I was challenged to go out of my comfort zone. The most difficult prompts for me were the magazine silhouette technique and finally to drip and splatter paint on these pages...... My theme for these pages (derived from the silhouette) was a reference to the body clock ticking away.
I havent glued down the hand from the clock as yet as that will interfere with my other pages. It will have to be done when I finish the journal. My favourite part of these pages are the flowers in the corners which are paper napkins, I love the transparency of them in collage. This inspiration comes from Sharon Tomlinson (All Norah's Art) and Ro Bruhn (both are in my links if want to visit and see their wonderful art journalling).
Also, since this picture was taken I have added a postage stamp of a woman and baby within the clockface of the female silhouette, I think it needed something more.
Below is a Klimt doll made for an "art buddy" up in Queensland. I really enjoyed working with her colours. Sorry about the quality of both this photo and the one above. I didnt have very good lighting and they are a bit washed out (need some photography lessons).


As promised my finished page in Belinda's fabric book. I did a little more embellishing and finished of with a binding of felt ribbon with overstitching.
This is the back of the page... more glorious Kaffe Fassett fabrics plus some colourful threads for the pocket (theme of the book is to have pockets for treasures). Plus see below for another treasure that goes in the pocket....
And this is the enigmatic "Tom' that I created to pop into the pocket. Those who are in this Round Robin know that Tom is the soul mate of Gretchen (bel's doll) and is travelling with her for the final months of this RR. I was so pleased that Gretchen found her soul mate in Australia.
I have had a lovely day today. I caught up with my dear friend Dot for a lovely lunch in Mornington and some creative chatter.... we always have so much show and tell.... always FUN!

(Hope you enjoyed your sticky date pudding Dot.......)

Hope everyone had an "arty" weekend.


30 comments:

Ro Bruhn said...

More fabulous work Jacky. I'm glad you still use the napkins, they've become a part of my every day art now. Thanks for the mention too.

Sharon said...

Your soul journal page is stunning. The colors and layers an freeness of it is so beautiful. The klimt doll just make me want to make one and your fabric journal page is beautifully thoughtful. Only you and one of my dear friends here would think to include bright colorful threads as treasures.

Linda said...

Your pages are amazing - those colours work so well together. And you have such good ideas to link things together - I think I need to work on that a bit more.
The dolls and fabric collages are a joy to behold - lucky recipient!
Glad to hear you and Dot had a lovely time together.
Love Linda x

kate said...

Wonderful pages Jacky. I love the layering and the colours you chose to go with your theme...one to which I can really relate. And the colours and designs of your fabric book! Very energizing!

Christy said...

I love this soul journal page. What a fantastic way to visually present the body clock ticking.

Audrey said...

Love your work! Some day I'll try such a doll too! Do you have a pattern? I also follow teh soul tutorials! Have so much fun!

karen said...

all this journal work is amazing and the best of luck in Hong Kong. I was watching the opening ceremony and I thought of you, I really will have mega positive thoughts for your son.

Dawnie said...

What a TERRIFFIC journalling page Jacky. LOVE the silhouette and its just so dam FUNKY ! Now these Klimt dolls are divine and your idea for gretas soul mate made me laugh.These fabric books are going to look amazing arnt they.
Be safe travelling and we all are doing the Mat chant.

hugs galore Jacky
Dawnie xxx

Altered Art Freak said...

I think these pages in your soul journal turned out very nice. I know how hard it is to go outside our comfort zone but it seems to have paid off for you on these pages :)

Wayfaring Wanderer said...

I bet you're getting rather excited about the trip!! I thought about you when we were watching it last night......

lynne h said...

jacky, your soul journal pages are fabulous -- i love everything about them! i also love the finished page for belinda's book. wow... it looks finished.

Ruby Claire. said...

OMG i love ALLL of your work!! you are so creative! the colours and lil bits and bobs you use are so totally awesome!
You rock doood!!
xx

Poppy said...

Wow! I love your pages, so much to look at.

Good luck in Hong Kong! Hope Matt does well, and maybe you can find some beautiful fabric.

Jill in Florida

Sanja said...

more fabulos pages!your work is wonderful!!

MARGARET FIELD said...

really beautiful work Jacky.

And good luck for your son too
xx

Jo Horswill said...

Beautiful images Jacki...you have done it again! Loads of fantastic work...and you are planning a trip away! Your an inspiration.
I love your pages, and the fabric one is wonderful, all so rich and vibrant.

JuliaRose said...

Hi Jacky,
I just love these journal pages, and the way you have included fabirc dolls down lower,
glad you are happy and creating ....Thanks for adding my blog to your list too...I think it doesnt click through to me for some reason, just wondering if it's my end or yours?...
xx
Julia

Marilyn Rock said...

These are fabulous!

grrl+dog said...

Hey the soul journal page spread is one of the
best I have seen from anywhere! So integrated.. and the palette is cool too. Dont worry about that clock ticking.. if it bugs you get a digital.. ba hahahahah!

Anne said...

Love your potpourri pages! Have fun in Hong Kong! :-)

Contessa Kris said...

Your art journal pages are gorgeous! So free and colorful. I love love love them. I need to try this challenge. Wanted to stop by and say thanks for visiting my blog recently. Always a pleasure.

~*~Patty said...

I REALLY Love all of your fabric art, SO amazing!!!

A bird in the hand said...

I love the pockets and Tom! And it's all so colorful. Great going, Jacky!

LaY hOoN said...

Beautiful soul journal page And the fabric book as well .

Jane P said...

Oh Jacky
How beautiful those colours are- a ray of sunshine to brighten up our Winter. Love the journal

Maria said...

Your journal pages are beautiful, and I love the Klimt doll.

Maria

sesga loves 1950s said...

Hello Jacky I have Awards for you love from sesga xx

Nic Hohn said...

LOve your journal pages!

Heather said...

This is SO beautiful! I am such a Klimt fan. Simply gorgeous!~

Elizabeth said...

Jacky!!!
your fabric pages are so fabulous!! This work for Belinda's book is just over the top glorious!!
I am so very lucky to have one of your wonderful bird pieces of my very own!! Just LOVE IT!!!
Hugs!
Elizabeth