Which led to this
I kept the journal pages that had been created in between though, and decided the book would now be a journal page per month!
So, what to do for this month? Hmm
Ooh, we went out yesterday and pawchased this nifty little boogie box, it incorporates an ipod/ iphone dock along with a CD player and radio. Not only can we listen to tunes while we create, we also have the option of borrowing audio books from the library, and when Wilbear restarts his uni course he has requested audio books to learn from too, so it's a great buy for us.
Anyway, the reason I mentioned that is I decided to listen to some tunes for inspawration, Smashing Pumpkins called to me, so on it went. Da daaa daa, perfect, la la la......ooooh, suddenly the inspiration was practically spilling from my brain down into my paws. Not one to miss a chance to work with my muse, off I went.
First some patterned tissue paper was glued onto my page
Followed by some of this to add texture
I'd seen Limor Webber use something similar and just had to buy some.
Well so far not very interesting.. But wait, more was to spill from those furry paws.
I pulled out the paint box from under the bed, being careful not to dislodge THUTB.
I decided to use India inks, in black and white
And some black paint, which I thought would be nice splattered on my page
And the walls!!! Oops.
Don't worry, I wiped it off before Wilbear could see it. Here's the page, inked and splodged to within an inch of its life.
I needed some text, so out came the foam stamps I'd previously convinced myself I couldn't possibly live without, only to then leave them to languish unused and unloved in the stamps box.
They stamp up rather well
How about a mid craft mess? Yikes. Well, us arty souls need to create mess to enable us to free our minds ( good excuse? Eh?)
I decided my page needed some hidden journalling, so I paw-drew and paw- cut a black heart
I then added some paw- journalling, adhering the journalled side down into the page. What did I write? That's a secret! It's a great way to spill your furry soul but still keep you innermost thoughts to yourself (oh I'm such a tease).
I added a quirky image to reflect my journal quote. There, all done
and just in time for bears's snack time too. TTFN
With love from the bears