Friday, July 24, 2009

Wreck This Journal: Week 8??


(I added this John Waterhouse painting "The Crystal Ball" image to my inside front cover - yet another image with a crystal ball and mystical theme...this happened a lot this week!)

Well I have been working in my journal feverishly. I really enjoy this journal and will continue to work on it and post my progress long after the official end of this group blogging project as I am no where near finished and I imagine it will take me awhile to complete. I have enjoyed this journal so much I long ago purchased 2 other books from the same author Keri Smith, "Living Out Loud" and "Guerilla Art Kit" which I cannot wait to get started in as well!





Here is what I have been "wrecking" this week. You will have to CLICK on any photos to enlarge them if you want.

This is my SIGN page....I swear any time I am not wanting to step out of my comfort zone this mantra goes through my mind. I have found it much easier to try most anything now when I just remember "JUST DO IT!"


This is my CRUMPLED PAGE that I first drew on a pic of an old woman....and colored it all in. Then I crumpled the paper hoping it would make her skin look old...everything look old and textured. She then turned into more of a Chinese-gypsy appearing woman. Very odd. I DO love the background...but was a little disappointed with the actual drawing and colors of it. I then took the page and glued it into the back inside cover/flap and colored in a page next to it with a similar theme.


OKAY...I don't really have THAT MUCH pocket lint so I decided to use DRYER LINT. I then imagined it would make cute little sheep so I decorated a page to look sort of like a farm and glued my little sheep onto it.


I LOVE Christmas and SNOW and the SMELL of Christmas trees so I infused this page with the scent of Christmas trees! I also incorporated a cover from one of my favorite books....Narnia,"The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe"


OH yes YUMMY! I got this photo of ERIC from TRUE BLOOD from a future calendar coming out ...yes ladies he will be the MONTH OF JANUARY. I had to add Miss Snow WHITE near all his "essentials" and of course placed the apple just "SO"....and then I added more WHITE things on the other page and added a lot of WHITE GLITTER! Yes I love glitter.


On my PUNCH HOLES page I DID punch holes and then realized it resembled STARS so I colored in a background to look like a sparkly sky and added a gyspy image and then more yes...GLITTER to make it all sparkly. This also seemed to seal up some of the holes but I do like how it turned out. Reminds me of Vincent van Gogh's "Starry, Starry Night" wich I LOVE. I then kept with the theme and added a mystical gypsy with crystal ball and colored that in and added a bit of sparkle to her as well.


WORK IN PROGRESS. NO I did no cheat I really was able to reconnect the balls without looking. BUT then it reminded me of planets..so I glued planets on the page. NOW I want to paint the background BLACK and REDO the connecting process with GLOW IN THE DARK PAINT! SO this is not finished yet.


I guess I had GYPSIES on the brain this week as I found another cool image to add to my cover...also a WORK IN PROGRESS......


AND that's all FOLKS...at least until next Friday.

What have you wrecked this week? AS always you can check my sidebar for links to all these projects.....

23 comments:

Jamie Ridler said...

What a mystical journey! You're journal is infused with such interesting symbols - brilliant! Your lint page cracked me up! I'm sure it would be fascinating to go over every page you've created!

magpie said...

Love this! A journey/journal into an entirely different realm! magpical indeed.

gemma said...

Wow!!!Your journal is amazing!!
Beuatifully wrecked!

Bohemian Single Mom said...

Freakin' AWESOME wrecking here!
I am laughing my head off at the sheep drawings...omg - too funny!
Such talent and creativity - love it all!!!

Lawendula said...

The Gypsy is wonderful!!
I bought 2 Kerri-Smith-books too and I'm very happy with them!
Great inspirations, over and over.

Michelle | When I Grow Up Coach said...

I love your book so friggin' much that I don't even know where to start. With the dryer sheep? The Snow White collage? The smell of snow? So creative, beautiful, & uniquely you. Even though I don't know you, I can tell.

Jennifer Lee said...

OMG, these are all so fabulous and creativity and other-wordly. Cool to get a peek into your imagination!!

Melinda said...

thank you so much for all the wonderful comments and encouraging words! It really makes me feel good to know others are enjoying what I show here. BEST WISHES TO ALL!

Grammy said...

I love your journal. It is so beautiful and creative. The painting "The Crystal Ball" is my favorite. I will have to add a copy to mine you you don't mike. I places my add in my comments if you want to swap stamps. Leave me your in an email. Link is on side bar. Happy wrecking.
Namaste

Seeking Simplicity said...

send me that picture of Eric... hubba hubba...

Alex said...

great pages! love all the colours

judi said...

Link sheep cracks me up..
WOW< this is such a personal, womanly expose!!
I will be back later to read more of your older posts, you are VERY inteesting ,, and creative

as has been said

Its MAGICAL for sure

Barbara Martin (@Reptitude) said...

Such themes in your pages! YOur blog says "thoughts" and you really deliver!! fabulous stuff, thank you for sharing!!! WRECK ON!!!!

Hybrid J said...

We Aussit looooooove the sheeps. Yippppeeeee! :) Great wreck work!

Sharon said...

Wow! What wonderful wrecking! Love the little lambies made of dryer lint!

WrightStuff said...

Where did you find that picture of me to put on your sign page?

LOL - your journal is great, I love the mystical theme flowing through and I'm sure some glitter will light up the sky on your planet page sooner or later.

Jean said...

Your journal is GORGEOUS!!!! I LOVE your punch holes page and the Waterhouse picture. Stunning! I love that you are exploring the mystical aspect of the pictures you are drawn to and I love your lint-sheep farm.

thanks for sharing and thanks for visiting!

Kavindra said...

OK I never met a fellow wrecker I didn't adore and whose book I didn't love.

But sweetie, you are taking this book to a whole other realm.

Unbelievable, and as others said, magical and mystical. It's like a dream.

Melinda said...

thanks so much EVERYONE for all the wonderful visits and comments! I really enjoy reading what you all have to say and hearing what you think about!

Melissa said...

Way COOL Melinda! LOVE the pic of ERIC....oh my goodness....and the sheep are too cute. Great job! So creative, my journal is still empty.

Sherri said...

Gorgeous journal! What an amazing journey you are having. The lint sheep cracked me up!

Kirby3131 said...

You really are a fabulous wrecker. I love that you can see stars in the holes - planets in the connect the dots and magic everywhere!

Kirby3131 said...

Oh and I love those sheep!!!!!