Monday, May 13, 2013

MAGICAL DAYS IN MAY

In March we started our art journal swap again. This time it was based on chosen colour themes for each individual journal. Each artist chose their colour or colour combination for their journal and two pages are to be completed in each journal using the colour or colour combo chosen by the artist.



Today, I completed my second journal pages belonging to artist and friend Katina Wright. She lives in beautiful Cornwall in the UK. Kat made the most fabulous "journal box". Enclosed were unbound individual pages for each artist including a tag, making it easy peasy to lay work flat. Kat chose the colors Teal, Magenta and Silver, beautiful complimenting colors. There was so much work put into this beautiful box, that you really should see it from The Beginning where Kat shows how she constructed it and all the beautiful stitching that went into it.


             (The magenta color looks red here, but it is really more magenta in person)



Keeping in mind Kat's colors, I also tried to make my pages personal to Kat. Kat makes fabulous Mandalas, so I added a little bit of Mandala love. I also love the texture that card board gives, so adding that when it fits is always fun for me. I also incorporated a few other inspirations of Kat's like butterflies and water. 



 

The first two pages or the full page that I created was a mixed media collage of Magenta and Teal and Butterflies.
I was really happy that silver was one of her colors because I had been saving a shiny silver freshness bag that crackers were sealed in, inside the cracker box just for Kat's silver color. It almost made my circles look like mirrors.   




The Dream page I did was based on a Free Spirit Spotlight interview in which Kat was the featured artist.
She talked about a time in her life when she had not fully embraced herself as the creative artist she is today.
(Who by the way just oozes with talent in so many forms).  I started with a collage first on the entire page and then painted over it so the collage background would come through. The original base collage for this page, I printed and used it for the back side. 


 


This is also being submitted to Inspirational Avenue's weekly challenge hosted by another Kim!

To the tag, I added an original vintage skeleton key that I painted in the colour Teal to symbolize all the doors that will be opened to Kat because in her own words, "With Imagination, everything is Possible".

Last but not least, Kat included a two page booklet for each artist to sign along the way describing how color affects or inspires them.
I had such an amazing time working on Kat's pages and I totally lost myself in her color theme of Teal, Magenta and Silver

When Kat's Journal box returns to her at the end of this year's Magical Journal Journey's , she will have the most gorgeous treasure box to be cherished for sure. 

Tuesday, this Magical Journal box will be on it's way to Stephanie who comes after me in the swap. I am including a special prezzi  for her that she can use after she returns from her trip to PARIS, Yes, PARIS, as in France, not 
Arkansas! :)


I hope you will come again soon and see what colour journal I will be creating in next! 


BONJOUR! 
XO                                
 
 



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25 comments:

  1. Beauty and more beauty!! You've incorporated so many really unique and interesting techniques (Painting over the collage! The shiny cracker-bag mirrors!) I have to go back and look at everything again. I know Kat will absolutely love these pages!

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    1. Thank you Maggie, I am headed over to your house now to take a look at your journal pages that just melted me!!

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  2. OOOOOhhhh awwwwww...

    I love the things you create. I wish that was my journal. You created such beautiful, thoughtful images and I know the recipient will love them as much as I do.

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    1. Thank you so much Lou Anne!!
      I entered the challenge this week. I am hoping for more time to visit IA again!
      XO

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    2. I hope so too! You always inspire me and your work is a treat to see. XO

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  3. Oh Kim you create magic - you know that don't you... These pages are STUNNING!

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    1. Thank you, it really brings me so much joy to work in each of your journals!!

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  4. WOWWWWWWWWWWWWW!
    Your imagination,
    energy
    and talent
    are all hanging out!

    Not only beautiful works of art,
    but the thought,
    the connection to Kat,
    the LOVE...
    it's ALL there.

    ♥♥♥

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    1. Thank you Priti one! I take that as a soaring compliment coming from someone whose work I so adore!

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  5. Kim, you always fill your pages up with so much eye candy and goodness. It's a real feast for the eyes and soul. You are such a thoughtful lady bursting with creativity. These pages will be long cherished by Kat. Such thoughtfulness went into them.
    XOXO,
    Tammy

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    1. Thank you Tammy! Getting the journals right after you is always a treat, I get to see your creative magic right away! Always a huge inspiration!
      XO
      Kim

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  6. Super Post, Kim, full of interesting art. xx

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    1. Thank you and so glad to see you here today!!

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  7. Wow- you are an inspiring muse in color, imagination and design- truly beautiful art!

    Lori
    Foxglove Hollow

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    1. Thank you Karla, so happy that you stopped in!!

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  9. Beautiful work, really love your girl with flowers, lovely design and colors! <3

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    1. Thank you Anne for your kind words! I love that you stopped by!!

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  10. BeAuTiFuL work!! Super impressed!!!!

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  11. Dearest Kim I'm so sorry not to have commented or contacted you sooner. I've been quite poorly with MS stuff. I've viewed the pages on my teeny tiny phone screen, whilst lying in bed & they look amazing. So I can't wait to view them on big screen in more detail. Your post has made me tear up with all the thoughtful love you've put in. Just what I need to get better. I am so glad to call you my friend. I'll treasure these beautiful pages. Thank you sweetie. Big Hugs, Kat xx

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    1. Kat, No worries, sweet friend! I am sending you some virtual homemade chicken soup in a big art cup wrapped in a BIG HUG COZIE!
      Just take care of you and feel better soon!!! Honored to call you my friend and sister as well!!

      XO
      Kim

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  12. Sweet,sweet pages, very nice post and blog ♥

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    1. Ayala,
      Thank you so much and I hope to see you again soon!!
      Kim

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  13. Beautiful work Kim, rich in both colour and love! So much thought and meaning has gone into these pages, they feel like a really special and personal tribute to Kat. I'm now feeling quite inspired, as always when I visit here!
    PS I was fascinated by the painted-over collage photo too - the pale tones and the impression of the shapes is really beautiful!

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