Thursday, June 10, 2010

piece by piece

my sweet bloggy friend kathy, aka paper pumpkin, has been creating some fabulous collaged journal pages......and in the process of sharing them with us at her blog, she's also been totally inspiring me! kathy has been taking kelly kilmer's "a life made by hand" class, and highly recommended it, so i decided to take the plunge and dive into the world of collage!
normally, my in-the-box-must-have-a-grid personality resists anything that has to do with collage......but kelly's easy going style makes this seem uncomplicated, even for someone like me. plus, if you get stuck, she offers "collage templates" and lots of journal prompts to get you started! and what i really like is the concept of spending just 15 minutes a day with it.....no over thinking, no over gluing.....just simple creative time!!
thanks kathy and kelly for helping me to think outside the box (even if it's for only 15 minutes a day....heeheehee)!

journal page finished using scrap papers, vellum quote, photo frame, stapler, and glue stick


15 comments:

Mary said...

and this page is beautiful!
orange and turquoise, one of my fave combinations, and love the vellum and scripture!!

Creative Carmelina said...

yes it is beautiful...
and taking even just ten minutes a day to play and collage or doodle...brings surprising rewards to our countenance...

i know I feel happier, cheerier after a creative session.....that might be why I create every day!

ciao bella
creative carmelina

aimee said...

yay - you're back!!

i have that paper and love it! loved it, more like... i went on a huge mini-booklet making binge with it a while back.

Beedeebabee said...

Hi Sweetie! Oh, I love this!!! The colors, the papers, your writing (which is amazing!)...just everything! You know Lori, your beautiful photos are like collages. You have such an eye for arranging things so perfectly...putting it all together just right... Your a natural collager!!! You go girl! xoxo Paulette

Crystal said...

Ok, now I'm inspired, Sweet Lori! :-)

I'm always so excited when browsing the paper aisles of our local craft stores, but I never seem to get too far creating with paper because ... well ... you know!!! I'd like to do ALL crafts - and there's never enough time.

But, 15 minutes? Really? I could do *that*!

Yay me!
Double yay YOU - for showing me it's possible!

Hugs,
Crystal xo :-D

PaperPumpkin said...

Isn't this fun?? Oh, lori, thank you so much for this very-sweet post. There, now I'm all mushy again...Everything is so much better when shared with friends...like you! Thank you for sharing your art, for your inspiration, and for being lori. ♥Kathy PS. This page is so cool.

SweetbriarStudio (Christie) said...

Funny...I just ordered "Collage Sourcebook" because I want to experiment with collage textiles. And I bought Journal Spilling recently. Guess I'd better put some of this into action, huh? I like where you're going with it so far :).

Martha Lever said...

I like it...I luv it...I want s'more of it!

Tara said...

too cute!

patricia e said...

Lori,
this is gorgeous ~ I think what I like the best is your writing ~ I love the way your shape your letters and you always put a little whimsy in there too.

Martina Voigt-Schmid said...

I love doing collages - and 15 (or 20) minutes are fine - no time to think it over, just let your "inner artist" do it. Sometimes it's so surprising and wonderful what is created that way!

chrissy said...

i just love your purple little glasses sitting there..how many pairs do you have? i find that there are just the cutest reading glasses all over the place nowadays and i simply always think i MUST have another pair for putting some place new.
and
your work of course dear friend is as always beautiful...i love the saying...i just actually love all you do.
so happy your rest was restful..sometimes it isn.t so much...but with chocolate and all my favorite movies and a spiffy bike which im sure has a basket on the front...we could have quite the PLAY date.
loves to you.
c

Jennifer DeDonato said...

Looks wonderful...sometimes it's hard to be outside your box! However, it's fun also and can produce a great surprise.

Renee Troy said...

Kelly is a great teacher and so giving. It looks like you've already gotten a lot from her class.
It's wonderful!

Staci Danford said...

You are such a faithful creator.. I am so impressed.. I have great intentions and darn life keeps getting in my path. haha.. Thanks for keeping me motivated to MAKE stuff.
Happy weekend..
Staci

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