Friday, January 10, 2014

Our Journals have completed their grand journey- time for the Big Reveal!!

So my journal (which you may remember traveled about dressed grandly in all shades of purple flanked with metallics and pops of turquoise ;)) started with a sign in page for each lady to check in...
And then off it went on it's travels; first to visit Gemma of Gemma's House
Here are her beautiful pages; I love all the gorgeous textures and detail and how did you know that Calla Lilies are one of my favorite flowers? Thank you for the Dragonfly- so special!!

Next, my art book wended it's way to Maggie who put a lovely oriental twist in her pages for me- LOVE the elephant and the flower and the butterfly and the beautiful lady plus all the quotes...I love it all!

Then my book traveled on to  Lisa  (the priti one) who created a gloriously queenly Mary with lots of texture and yummy purple and gold plus a Mehndi  hand for me (I think it's so funny, because I created a Mehndi hand for HER;)) and then a paint chip collage with assorted Mary's peeking through the windows....gorgeous-ness!

The next stop for my book was a bit further away, crossing the sea to the UK to stay with Lisa (the Wright one ;)) who started my pages with a scrumptious peacock feather glued onto a gorgeous wash of all my colors combined and moved on to a wonderful page filled with assorted textures and and collage elements mixed with words and so many wonderful elements i love love love.  She ended her work with one of her famous ladies who advises me to dream big- beautiful!

Onward my book made it's way to Cornwall where  Kat of the Wright Story, who not only created some gorgeous (dragonfly filled!) art for me, but also wrote a short story just for me- so special!!!  I will treasure my Dragonfly Bay (the painted one AND the written words) forever!

For my book's last stop in the UK, it traveled to Manchester to visit with Angie of Art Angel for a bit. And she filled her paged with very Artangel-esque textures and patterning- absolutely beautiful!  And of course, she knows how fond I am of butterflies, and birds and quotes and ladies- very wonderful pages!

Then my book made it's way back to the states and to Tammy's studio where she combined a painting of a lady with a dragonfly (!) tattoo, wonderful words and a tree of friendship- such a fabulous addition to my my book!

And last but never least, my art journal traveled to Kim Collister where she created an incredible series of collages rich with birds, flowers, women and of course dragonflies- such a beautiful end to my little book's travels!

I love that you can see all the pages and bits of wonderful-ness peeking out of my book- what a treasure! 
What an amazing year of art it has been, AND best of all; we're gearing up to start again in amonth or so!  I can't WAIT!


Priti Lisa said...

You have done such a wonderful job with this post Stephanie...I love the commentary...and now am a little jealous, wishing I had done that too. I was fun seeing all the pages together...really beautiful!
Love, Lisa

WrightStuff said...

Seeing it all together like this is total lush! When you get all the pages like this with all that amazing colour it blows you away! xx

gma said...

WOW! Fantastic! Your journal is beautiful Stephanie!

Kat W said...

I love the way you took my hand & showed me the way on the journey through your book - lovely commentary & pictures. So special.So much gorgeous art & love filled pages! It is quite emotional. It was a pleasure & honour to share the whole journey with you all. Hugs, Kat Xx

Maggie said...

Something Lisa W just said is exactly what I was thinking. The posts/videos have given even more specialness to our color combos. It's amazing to see the pages all together in similar colors. Your colors are so brilliant and luscious! It was such fun working in purple, turquoise and metallics. A beautiful post ~ I loved the commentary on each set of pages!

Unknown said...

Gorgeous rich colors!! I love how elegant your journal came out. It is one of my favorite color combinations from this years theme. A treasure for sure! hugs

Kim Collister Studio said...

Stephanie, not only did you do a bang up job with your post and making all the pages personal, but your journal is just so ripe and juicy , flowing with such richness . It reminds me of a beautiful vineyard! I too am looking forward to our new journey this year and I Love all the "Creativeships" we have built! Love and Cheers!

Jaime Haney said...

Wow! these pages are all so inspiring! Such talent everyone has. Many pages are sure making me wish for spring... *sigh*

Sam Pennington said...

I'm loving jumping from blog to blog admiring the work from everyone who participated in this project. Such gorgeous pages, and as Jaime says, so inspiring!