Tuesday 28 December 2021

A completed Journal

As you read this, the season of Advent and of Christmas is over, but I would like to share the 4th week of my Advent Journal with you.

I had two pages left in my journal so I used more printouts from Visual Faith Ministry to fill the pages.

Thank you very much to Mary for working so hard on this Advent study.  It has been most enjoyable.

In addition, I'm pleased with myself that I completed the whole study and the journal.

Thanks for joining me today.

Saturday 25 December 2021

Merry Christmas

Wishing you

a very merry Christmas 

and a happy new year


Tuesday 21 December 2021

Advent Journal part 3

You can catch up with my Advent Journal, if you want to, by looking at my previous posts.

Here are my pages for the third week of Advent.

Pages ready to start week4.  The fourth candle is 'lit'.

Thanks for joining me today


Tuesday 14 December 2021

Advent Journal part 2

In this post Advent Journal part 1 I showed you my pages for week 1. Here is week 2.

Starting with the candle wreath with two candles lit

As before printouts from Visual Faith Ministry.

Ready for week 3.

Thanks for joining me today.

Saturday 11 December 2021

Notice What You Notice

This month with Notice What You Notice we talked about research and how to go about it.  I tend not to research in the strictest sense for new work.

I have done researched projects in the past particularly for my City & Guilds Creative Embroidery Certificates and for the Master Practitioner course I did.

Since then I've tended to veer away from this type of research.  I've immersed myself in the photos I've taken related to a theme and then tried to reproduce the feeling rather than the photo.  For example this sketchbook is based on a local canal.

Kate Green, who I know through the Artist Mentoring programme we're both in, recently posted a video about her MA research project: Hidden Potential.  The work looks amazing and I'm so impressed with all the research she has put together.

If you're a Creative, what research do you do?  Do you have a style of working before you start on a piece of work?

Thanks for joining me today

PS There's an opportunity to enrol on Notice What You Notice starting in January - on zoom or in Christine's Eastbourne studio.

Tuesday 7 December 2021

Advent Journal part 1

In my post Starting Tomorrow, I showed you how I had set up my Advent Journal.  I am doing very simple pages. I've tried a different way of photographing my pages for this post.  Let me know what you think in the comments.

The Cover

Advent Words 2021

Week 1 words and candle wreath

Days 1 & 2

Days 3 & 4

Days 5 & 6

Day 7 and image from Visual Faith

Ready for week 2

It has been great to use the free images from Visual Faith.  They have lots of other resources.

Thanks for joining me today.

Saturday 4 December 2021

November pages

I'm still keeping up with journal.  In the past I've often given up around June or July so I'm pleased I'm still going.

Valerie's theme for November was music and so I used my music washi tape to decorate the page.  I also found some scrapbook cardstock with music on for the backgound for month square.

I like having weekly to do lists as it makes me feel as though I've achieved something when I tick them off.

The theme for this month is Joy.  Valerie provided a PDF of the music and 'borrowed' her wreath artwork from the devotional PDF she also provided.

My word for 2021 was Intentional.  I haven't started investigating a word for next year yet.  Have you?

Thanks for joining me today.