Wednesday, 12 January 2011

My first Art Journal & WOYWW 84

Crikey another woyww under our belt, I didn't manage to get round everyone last week, sorry bout that, don't know where the time went, will try harder today... 
So today sees my desk in much the same disarray as it has been for the past couple of weeks, {some items have been removed as there secret and i'm not ready to share them yet!}..
but there is one small difference...
 Yep my very first Circle Journal has made its way home to me after visiting several of my friends.
 So now it's all nicely wrapped in its re-purposed book cover.
Which has a little fabric montage on the front.
This is my very first art journal so I decided i would paint my very first picture in it, kinda a self portrait of sorts!!!
Not to shabby for a first attempt! As you can see on my desk, there was a little practice done in pencil to see what sort of face i'd go for. I used acrylic paint and pencils for the real thing.
I'll be back tomorrow to start to share some of the lovely pages my friends created along with the pages i did for them.
Thanks for hopping by.
♥ HUGZ ♥

65 comments:

Christine said...

Love the portrait, stunning eyes and the colours are so vibrant :-)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Oh, this is wonderful. And I like it when I read that they make it home, too. Have a great WOYWW from number 7.

jude said...

Gorgeous journal.I did one in 2009 and it so fab to keep and when you get back completed something to treasure.Love the self portrait!
Happy wednesday
hugs judex3

Bluefairy4U said...

Morning,
What a lovely Journal. your picture is really lovely. Have a lovely day. Hugs JO.xxx **19**

Chrissie said...

It looks as though you've been having great fun... your journal looks impressive!
Chrissie

Sheila said...

That's fabulous for a first attempt!

Marjo said...

That's awesome Minxy! I love your Art Journal, your self portrait is gorgalicious.

Thanks for the peek and sharing, Marjo #23 Happy WOYWW

Pam said...

Minxy! That Circle journal just officially INSPIRED me! What a great start to a New year!
I think we are crossing the finish line at 16? Time for bed already *LOL*

Sue said...

Hi ya
fabulous journal, luv all the detail on it, fantastic self portrait i can't draw a stickman! Have good day,happy WOYWW, sue,x (25)

Helen said...

great looking desk today, and love the journal!

Jennie said...

How fab is that journal, and love the self portrait:))
Happy woywwing
xx

Morti said...

Lovely work,and a very creative desk today Nicky!

Ciara said...

Wow, she's ace! I'm mean you're ace - you know what i mean!!!!

I guess you like sock monkeys? or just drink a crazy amount of tea?!!

sandra de said...

Ohh, that art journal looks fabulous and I love your self portrait. Just brilliant.
Sandra

Kim Dellow said...

Wow, Wow, Wow all fabulous, love your self portrait. Kim

Juls said...

so lovely too see your crafty space!!...Loving the art journal...I am doing my first art journal this year..I have never done this style of crafting before so I am sure I will learn loads!!! thank you for the inspiration...and wow your painting is amazing!!!!.....hugs Juls

Doone said...

fabulous, I shall be back tomorrow for more...

Dx

Pam said...

Fab picture/journal you have been very busy. Hugs Pam x

Debs said...

Love the circular journal idea, fab cover and that portrait is great, love the hair and the eyes, the colours its great xx

okienurse said...

Very nice desk! Love the journal

Theresa said...

O my gosh! Love, love, the journal!

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Thanks Minxy for stopping in at my place and wow! I do love your creations too.. wot fun! Shaz in oz.x

Wipso said...

Oh how lovely. Will look forward to having a peep at the pages of the book.
A x

Scrapcat 1 said...

Thanks for the peek, have a great Wednesday/Week

Cardarian said...

Lovely journal and your portrait is so nice! A circle journal - what a lovely idea...will be back to see more!
Hugs,
Cardarian

weewiccababe said...

what a super portrait
nice to meet you
Debbi
x

minnie_mac said...

Love your circle journal. They are quite a commitment but well worth it and something to admire and treasure.

Marilyn

Tertia said...

Love that self portrait. Wish I could paint, but no... not me. Your desk is very interesting.
Tertia93

Piddawinkle said...

that looks great piece of work looking forward to seeing more of it, happy WOYWW :)

GLENDA BROOKS said...

I love the idea of the circle journal! It will be a treasure for you to hold on to!

——>Katie Bolinger said...

what a fun place to play. And such a stash of distress inks. Beautiful job of the journal.

Sherry Edwards said...

Fantastic portrait Minxy - so full of character and beautiful green eyes too!

Your art journal looks great - love the repurposed cover. Look forward to reading more about it.

JoZart said...

Fab circle journal and as it says behind the glass .... unique! Wonderful treasure,
Thanks for calling in on me!
JoZarty x

Toodles and Binks (Galaxy Girl from UK STampers) said...

Ohhh fabbie painting. Well done.

Kay

Artyjen said...

Love the cover you created and the portrait.
xoxo Sioux

Shazsilverwolf said...

love your desk, and the circle journal- thats a really cool, fun idea.

Jingle said...

What a great journal page. Your desk looks fabulous!

Twiglet said...

Your portrait is stunning and I really love the cover of the journal.

Stressed Stamper said...

Fab desk - how many pg monkeys?...love the journal
Sarah - Stressed Stamper #28

Rhonda said...

What a fab idea for your journal...sending it around to all your friends. Wouldn't it be fun if we could somehow do it for WOYWWers? Just a thought. Thanks for sharing, can't wait to see the inside pages.
Thanks for stopping by my desk. Hugs! #11

Violets Corner said...

Wow, it's a fantastic journal and what a wonderful idea. Love the self portrait, you're very talented, the colours you used are so beautiful.

Btw, love to count your monkeys.

Hugs
Maarit

MaggieC said...

I love the idea of that circle journal. It must be wonderful to see it come back, and fascinating to see what is in it since you last saw it. Definitely something to treasure for the future.

Nicky said...

Wow lovely journal and stunning picture - thanks for sharing ~ Nicky 42

alexa said...

Gorgeous cover on that journal ... and a cool picture of you - very elegant!

Handmade with Love said...

Love your circle journal, it's sooooo pretty & is such a lovely idea. The self portrait is lovely, I love the colours and the pretty green eyes ! Have a great week! Tracey xx

Susan Allan said...

A circle journal is such a lovely idea...a thing to keep forever!!
Sue xx 67

madebyKarla said...

I recently discovered art journals too. I love it. I'm joining in at Julie's blog to resolve to work on my art journal for at least a few minutes a day. here's the link if you want to join, http://balzerdesigns.typepad.com/balzer_designs/2010/12/art-journal-every-day-inspired-to-begin.html

the purpose is to visit and encourage each other. Thanks for the peek :)

Karla
http://madebykarla10.blogspot.com/

joey said...

Hiya Hun

lovely looking desk, those journal pages are gorgeous.

Joey x

Mrs A. said...

Gosh. A self portrait I really wouldn,t know where to start.
Hugs mrs a. #98

S said...

Your self-portrait is wonderful; there's an idea that will rattle around in my head for awhile. Thanks, I think?

Neet said...

Fabulous Journal Minxy - and congratulations on being second in the list. I am so late this week - got a good excuse though.
Thanks for showing us your journal and desk.

134

HarmonySweetpea said...

I could never do self-portaits. Looks great!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

what a wonderful project! i look forward to seeing the other pages. great portrait! happy WOYWW!

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Wow Nicky! That is a super project! And you must have such a sense of excitement getting it back! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Carola Bartz said...

This is stunning! I don't think I could do a self-portrait - you did a great job!

voodoo vixen said...

Oh my nicky, love your art journal and your self portrait is brilliant!! Annette #18

craftytrog said...

Your book cover is fantastic hun, so creative, & your self portrait is just awesome! Clever girl!! xxx

Elizabeth said...

Hi Minxy, I can't draw for toffee let alone paint a self-portrait - you are so talented. Have you really got green eyes, I wonder. Love what you've done to the cover of your book - brilliant. Thanks for sharing. Regards, Elizabeth #87

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Love the journal cover and the self-portrait is wonderful :-)
Anne xx

karen said...

Yumm! Your desk is so crafty and creative! And how great to get your journal back right at the begiining of the New Year! I am very interested to have a peek inside! Your self portrait is fab!
I have become a follower of your blog cuz I LOVE your style and I sure do not want to miss out on seeing inside that journal!
xoxo Karen

Sunshine Girl said...

What a fabulous journal and I love your picture too. I got into cj's in a big way a few years ago and have about 10 which I still look through now - they are nice treasures to keep arent they. Thanks for sharing. No. 29.

Ohhh Snap said...

Lovely creative workspace you have there. The circle journal is gorgeous, and I love the portrait. TFS!

#139

butlersabroad said...

Beautiful journal, great to have it back. Love the self portrait, if I attempted one of me it would probably come out like a stick man!

Hugs
Brenda 99

Ali said...

Oooh your journal looks lovely! And I'm very impressed with your first ever attempt at a self-portrait! It's great!

Thanks for sharing.

Ali #77

Tuire Flemming said...

Nice workingplace you have! And love your book, too! Have a wonderful weekend!