Monday, May 27, 2013

WHITE



The color white affects the mind and body by aiding in mental clarity, promoting feelings of fresh beginnings and renewal, assisting in cleansing, clearing obstacles and clutter, and encouraging the purification of thoughts and actions.





WHITE is the color that Angie chose for her journal. I love how she left the pages open so they could be removed by each artist making it easier to work in her journal and lay the pages flat.


Nine friends and artists from the Magical Journal Journeys will complete 2 pages in her journal using this color with bits and splashes of other colors if desired. I have to admit that white so far has been the most challenging color for me. Yet I am glad that Angie chose it, because it took me out of my comfort zone. It was literally like being forced to use my  left hand with my right hand tied and wanting to use color. 

Each artist chose a color or color combation and each journal will be filled with pages in the color or colors they chose.

Color themed journals make beautiful books and they are so inspiring to see the pages that each artist created and how each chosen color inspired them.

Below are the pages that I created for Angie including a bookmark. I added small page additions to one of the pages. I also added a vintage skeleton key that I painted and tied it to the book mark. I love old vintage keys and I imagine the doors that they might have opened. I have added a vintage key to each journal in some way and I like to think that these keys are representing doors of inspiration and connected pathways to our friendships.
Angie's Journal is beautiful and all the pages and shades of white are going to make one magnificent , beautiful , amazing journal.




                                      The writing on the heart says: "Live your     Purposed Life"

                         I added an accordion note on the back side to Angie and tied it with a string



     Smaller pages I added to one of the larger pages. I found and used a child's vintage spelling card that   said " WHITE" on one side and "SOMETHING WHITE" on the other side.















 For YOU, Angie, whose color of WHITE inspired me to think deeper, look closer, see beyond and expand my imagination beyond limits of what is comfortable to me. XO 

Thank you for visiting and sharing in our Journal Journey's. You can see more pages of all the journals completed so far by longing on to our Pinterest board "The Magical Journal Journey's" 

See you Soon!


 

17 comments:

  1. Ah so serene. Such lovely pages. The wispy tree with the A in a heart is so sweet and the flashcard with the white circles is so cute. I forgot to add the tiny skeleton key to the tag I made her. Darnit. Seeing yours reminded me of that. I too collect skeleton keys but I purchased tiny ones for all of the journals. She will love the bird and the butterfly and the fun that went into your pages. You would never know white was a challenge for you because you passed with flying colors! Get it? Cheesy I know. I couldn't help it. =) xo

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    1. LOL, I love cheesy pleasy, you bless my heart!
      XO

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  2. OMG!!! Kim, you found heaven for sure! I know you are the color girl, but think again! Outstanding, astounding, incredible work. I cannot even pick a favorite page. But, I have to say, the KEY! I love the paint on it, and I especially love what you said about keys...I have such a collection of skeleton keys, just for the same reasons you described. Maybe I should start parting with them...I am pretty sure none of them open heaven's gate, lol. I love you, Kim...you are the essence of GOOD. ♥♥

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    1. Thank Lisa! I LOVE LOVE keys! I just painted a few and added them as pull chains for my ceiling fans! The skeleton keys are just connected to a time and era that is gone..sad..I love to dream about the days that you didn't even have to lock your door at all.
      Looking forward to Turquoise in my mailbox!!
      XO



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  3. Bella Blanca.
    Love the vintage key painted white.
    ooh la la. beautiful.

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  4. How incredible as always- and may I say; as ALWAY; how incredibly hard to follow! I love all the layers of texture and wiriting- the end result is oh so elegant!
    xx
    Steph
    Can't wait to see this!

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    1. Thank you Stephanie... sweet words coming from you whose work I so admire!!! Wouldn't it be awesome to visit all together at the end of the journey and see all the journals finished in their full colors? This journey has been even better than the last!

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  5. Dreamy and beautiful Kim. I love every piece which you've managed to give such an ethereal quality to. Ahh.... sigh.... just lovely!

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    1. Thank you, this has been such an awesome journey, I look so forward to working in each journal. I feel so honored to have you all as cherished friends!

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  6. Kim, you are brilliant! When I first saw "white", I thought sterile, void, nothingness...I'm not such a fan of white, can you tell? Upon reading further, your journal pages are incredible. The little touches of color add to in such a way that the piece is made memorable in its beauty. It's impossible to tell you're not a fan of white -smile-.
    Well done!

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    1. Thank you so much and I am so thrilled that you stopped in and left a comment here. The journal journeys have been so much fun, I have really enjoyed working in each one and connecting with these wonderful women and friends. I dearly LOVE your blog and I feel so connected to you as well. I feel really blessed to have you as my friend!

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  7. Ah, you've just made me look at white in a new way! These pages are so dreamy and full of meaning...magnificent!! I know they will be so awesome and textured in person, I can't wait to see them in front of me!

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    1. Thank you Maggie. You know I am such a fan of your work. YOU just ooze with talent. I only wish I could begin to paint the beauty that you do!!! I have loved these journeys and I look forward to getting yours. Yours will also be a challenge for me, but I must say it is making me expand my mind.. I love that!!!

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  8. Oh Kim these are such heavenly pages, I absolutely adore them!!

    I'd never have guessed you found white a challenge, you've explored it so fully and expressed all of it's delicacy and spirituality. So many details I love - the intricate tree, the gorgeous little bird, the text, and that key is just yummy!!

    The words you've chosen are beautiful too - the bird quote is actually one of my favourites, how did you know! Thank you so much xx

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    1. I am so glad you like it. I love the challenge of each color(s), it has been such a treat to work with all you fabulous, talented, sweet spirits that I am so honored to call my friends and sisters in this Magical Journey!!

      XO

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  9. I missed out on viewing these pretty white pages whilst I was ill. They are really beautiful. The sewn bird and tree silhouette are gorgeous features. Expertly blended mixed media art that has a peaceful feel to it.
    Hugs
    Kat Xx

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