Wednesday, September 3, 2008

operation 35: START

ok, this is one of my favorite paper adventure pages ever because:

1. i loved the prompt (make a page about something we've just begun; in this case, my art journal!)

2. i loved MAKING the page (as you know, i will do freeform collage/indian themes at the least excuse!)

3. i love how it came out (what was in my head actually made it ONTO THE PAGE! heaven!)


(lotsa fun vintage/funky bits including: sheet music, bengali newspaper, butterflies & typeface from an old children's book, plus images cut from magazines; journaling card: making memories; chipboard letters: heidi swapp, basic grey; decorative chipboard: maya road, k&co; rub-ons: sassafrass, fancy pants, autumn leaves, mambi; flowers: prima; gems: mambi; other: diamond glaze, colorbox inks, foam tape, uniball pen)

i think i'm gonna love doing this week's page, also. it's called "collections" ...and booooooooooooooy howdy do i have a variety of choices for that one! (can you say "pack rat"?!) yippeeeeeee!


  1. Collections? Are there enough journals in the world to write in to list the variety of papers you use, not to mention embellies!

    I like your page, it is so very, Indian, magazine bits, crown, bling,etc....but I would have expected more flowers :)

  2. ooh I love this. I love vintage illustrations. Very cool.

  3. That is juuuuuuust divine, my dear!!

  4. Lauren, You are sooo talented- I love this page and can't wait to see the collections one!
    Thank you for your lovely comments and help in answering some of my questions- I love this blogging world- everyone is so great!
    From a fellow pack rat- after all it always can be used in an art piece.... debb

  5. 'tis lovely indeed!!! great colors:)

  6. Mmmmmm, very Laurenish indeed.... love it!! The butterflies are just divine!!
    Can't wait to see the collections page either! That's going to take some are you ever going to narrow it down to just one???? :)

  7. So Miss Lauren ... what is your process for saving images from magazines? are there some magazines that are better than others? how do you organize and store them? You always seem to have such an amazing combination of great 'stuff' ... love it all.

  8. Lauren, I just love this journey that you take us on with your art journal. You seem to be truly inspired by the challenges and each page shows us a new side of you. I appreciate your input on my blog...sometimes it feels like I'm all alone out there in cyberspace and it's nice to know that someone is watching once in a while.

  9. DOOD you rock! And are so hilarious and telaneted.
    This is RAD! Like seriously totally RAD!
    You are amazing and are super busy making super awesome stuffs!

  10. Yeah - ditto what ruby claire said!

    And also - I just LOVE your handwriting .... it's so pretty and swirly and pretty and neat and pretty and romantic, and did I mention pretty??


  11. Looks like so much fun - one day I'll give myself permission to just play. So when you answer Smilynstef make sure we can all read it cause I wanna learn too.


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