Life In the Sick Lane : Mixed Media Art Journal Layout
I am going to keep it short and simple today but for those of you that are regular readers you may have noticed I have been absent for a few weeks. I mentioned back in June that our family has been pounded with sickness. Well, we are still sick. I started out with a sinus infection that turned into an ear infection. Within a week after completing a round of antibiotics my other ear became infected. I have almost completed another round of antibiotics but I am still dealing with ear pain and malaise. Over the course of 6 weeks everyone, except my 2nd son has been sick with something. Needless to say, our summer hasn’t gone quite as planned.
So, if I miss a few more posts, you know why. I haven’t had the desire to sit down to blog or craft. I spend a lot of time drinking tea, reading books and wishing I had taken ibuprofen.
Creating the Journal Page
The inspiration behind this journal is from the The Painted Art Journal: 24 Projects for Creating Your Visual Narrative. I followed along with a few of her project tutorials from the book. Of course I put my own spin on them. This particular project was entitled: My Story. It uses a wheel template to document important events in one’s life.
As you can see I didn’t add any pictures of us, which looking back, I wish I had. That would have added a more personal touch but I worked with what I had on hand. I added fibers, lace, ribbon and various scraps and stickers to ‘clutter’ up my wheel.
And you can’t go wrong with a little gold embossing powder.
I am joining the T ladies over at Elizabeth and Bleubeard’s. Today my beverage is Teavana Maharaja Chai Loose-Leaf Oolong Tea, 2oz. Oolong is becoming a favorite of mine. This one is very yummy…and pretty to look at.
Happy Tea Day,