Starting a larger page

I wanted to work in my larger "urban remix journal" - a handmade, 9" x 11" journal I made via an online class with Roben-Marie Smith. So I decided to start with creating a background . . . 


I used spray inks

to start with, and had fun spraying & adding water

The tag was added when I put the journal together. Roben-Marie had a lot of good ideas for adding to the new blank pages we sewed into the old cover. But I wanted something else added to the spray inks . . . I remembered a prompt or an altered book page that Tammy Garcia of Daisy Yellow Art had for drips!

I grabbed a runny acrylic paint - dylusions vibrant turquoise paint, and a spray water bottle and had fun! 

I am going to stop here, let it dry completely . . . We are visiting my family in Boston for the next few days! That means 2 great sons, 2 wonderful daughter-in-loves and the cutest most squishiest granddaughter who will turn ONE years old early november! So looking forward to this. We have not seen them since June and she is so much bigger now! A recent photo below.

I hope you have a great weekend too, I will be back next week to work more on this page. In the meantime I've decided to take a small moleskine notebook and some pens & pencils with me for any spare moments when I need a creative fix! 

(If you'd like to see a flip through of this journal, before I started adding -as well as photos of what I have added so far, visit this page.)

The most significant gifts are the ones most easily overlooked. Small, everyday blessings: woods, health, music, laughter, memories, books, family, friends, second chances, warm fireplaces, and all the footprints scattered throughout our days.
— Sue Monk Kidd