Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Silhouettes of Life…


More pages, filling fast…I just can’t stop!


Quotes and beautiful images found seem to be my fuel for this first {of many!} art journals…


A beautiful Victorian lady’s hand holding a fan…such lovely ephemera to be found--a spot left unglued at the top to hold a special message…


Charles Dickens is one who never fails to inspire me…


…and a bit of the hand-doodling I’ve always done coming in handy now…Flowers drawn freely around the border of vintage sheet music, then filled-in later with my pearlescent watercolors…perfect?  Absolutely not! {and I wouldn’t have it any other way!}


And I’m having SO much fun working on my penmanship again…something I’ve loved to do since I was a child—but in these computer days, the skills with a pen get a little rusty, don’t they?!

Besides quotes and pretty found things, I’m finding spaces on pages to highlight some of my favorite of all things…and this time, Silhouettes


Timeless beauty so simply created.  A home hobby started in the 18th century to capture the image of family, friends & sweethearts—long before the ability  to photograph the face of a loved one would arrive on the scene…


Two more pages filled…you can see the evidence of other pages before and after that I haven’t shared yet…Soon I’ll have to remove the pages from their spiral ties and find a new, more expandable  binding—they need more space to grow!


I sure hope you think about giving art journaling a try…From page to page and doodle to doodle, you just never know what’s going to come out of you next--I really haven’t had this much fun in years!

See you soon with something new…


(Silhouette cut using my Cricut & the “Heritage” cartridge;  lacy paper insert from Crafty Secrets’ “Creating with Vintage Patterns” CD and pretty stamped border from their “Artsy Banner” stamp set)


  1. Hi Julie!! I love looking at your beautiful journaling pages!! Your penmanship is so pretty and neat!! Love all your details!! Have a great day!! xo Heather

  2. I just love your journal pages.I would really love to find time to to start something like this. Maybe when Summer is over & all the guests have had their holidays, I'll have lots of spare time. I look forward to seeing the next one. Enjoy your day. Barbara

  3. WHERE do you find the time to do so much? And so beautiful? 2 more amazing pages. Heading up your way to do another Diana Frey weekend. Get to go to Remnants of the Past Antique Show & I am so excited!!!!! Wish we could meet sometime. Maybe when I come out in July. HUGS! Charlene

  4. Oh my goodness my friend...your creativity is sooooo inspiring. Your work gets just more beautiful everytime I visit. Hugs for a wonderful week....thanks for all your dear comments. xoxo

  5. I have decided that I would be the girl that would have to sit next to you in class and gaze longingly at your writing to try my hardest copy it. Sometimes it is just as gorgeous as your art on the pages...smiles my friend...Renee

  6. Inspiring images! This has motivated me to get working on my Smash journal!

  7. Thanks for your latest kind words on my blog Julie! I love the silhouette you created for your journal! Have a great rest of the week!

    Sandy xox

  8. Love seeing your journal pages. I too love silhouttes. There is a simple beauty about them. Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

  9. Awesome! Such pretty things to rest the eye on!
    I'm so impressed. Gorgeous work!


  10. beautiful work Julie! I love to practice writing too. if I'm at a training or conference or if I'm on the phone at work, I doodle and write through the whole thing. A habit I have, (not sure if its a good one or a bad one!)
    anyways.. you know I admire all you do. I was reading through some of the comments people left you and I have to say I Love what renee wrote and I totally agree with her! lol
    have a great weekend

  11. Your journal is looking so beautiful!!!
    Hope your weekend is lovely, Maki

  12. I would love to sit and look at all these scrap books with you that you've so lovingly put together.
    How?? do you practice your penmanship.


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