And here's the pages I made in my own time:
Hogservations is a page about my youngest doggy, Henry who we have nicknamed Henhogs, shortened to Hogs. I got the silhouette in the second image from Silhouette and it looked so much like Henry that I had the idea to write some Hogservations, how Henry sees the world. I cut out his head and stuck it on a body from a magazine
Another image from Silhouette which made me think about what I would do if I wasn't afraid:
Two much darker pages in my Raw art journal. The images are from the internet/pinterest and I didn't want to do anything with them other than surround them in black and add a typed quote.
Another page from my Raw journal, this page is quite emotional as the lyrics from an Evanescence song, Snow White Queen remind me of a time when I had a breakdown as a new carer to my husband who was sectioned only months into our marriage. I printed the image on normal printer paper from an inkjet printer and used mod podge to do an image transfer, I like the way it comes out grainy as it suits the emotions I feel when I look at the page, ghost like and broken:
I LOVE this Rebecca Sinz image called Despair. I always imagined it on a darker page but I just started dabbing titan buff with paperartsy Moonlight and really liked the effect. I coloured the image in with promarkers and stamped the edges with a Tim Holtz stamp then added the typed quote
The next three pages are for an online Christy Tomlinson class I'm taking called She Had Three Hearts. A simple background created with paint dabbers, three pages the same but the first with writing outside the heart to describe the heart I share with the world, one with writing around the heart to describe the heart I share with my family and one with writing inside the heart to describe the heart I share only with myself
I was inspired by the lovely Gill and her gorgeous vintage ledger journal to journal straight into a music book I have, previously used to tear pages out of and use as backgrounds. This was one of the first page I completed at the Secret Swappers meet up and I gave myself permission to create art freely, without restrain or judgement, using a Finnabair image:
I started painting on the page opposite so I've included it here but I'm still working on this...
So I felt it was a very productive weekend and I thoroughly enjoyed myself! Yay! Roll on next year!