Sunday, May 27, 2012

A Shy Mosaic Monday

Have you seen the Smash Journals? I’ve had time to play with mine the past couple of months and wanted to share some of the pages. (I feel a little shy showing my art and the things I’ve written so this is just a glimpse)

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It was perfect timing when Marcia sent me Paris tags....

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and Cameron sent me a package filled with stickers, tags and cut outs.

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I used tags and graphics from other friends, too.

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I wanted it to be an ‘art journal’ but I’ve written more than I’ve sketched. But it’s a work in progress and I keep skipping around and doing a little here and there. And it’s....

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I’m joining Mary at the dear little red house

for Mosaic Monday.

And Diane at Diane Writes for Beautiful Sunday.

PMPicMonkey Collage too

(I used Picmonkey to make this collage!)

Enjoy a Happy Memorial day!

58 comments:

laurie said...

it is beautiful, wow, so creative, you have so much imagination and talentvmy friend.I think you are having a ball with this journal and we are reaping the benefits of being able to see it.You have such a wonderful light happy perspective on everything you do, I love the child like wonderment thats in all you do, such sweet images, and you can really sketch girl! Its beautiful, can you tell I like it!ha ha, happy weekend.

Shelia said...

Hi Diane! Oh, this is great! You're doing a wonderful job. I really haven't heard of a smash journal before. So much to learn! :)
I am participating in a circle journal group right now and am loving it. There's 10 gals involved and we get a new journal the 1st of each month and we decorate 2 pages according to their theme and then on the 1st of the next month, mail it to the next person. We'll all get our journals back in October. I've never done anything like this before and am enjoying it so much.
Love all of your cute tags and cutouts you have. You've made a great mosaic and it all looks wonderful.
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Denise Adorian said...

I just found out about Picmonkey and plan to play around with it soon.I spend some of My spare time doing the same type of journaling.Your's is so nice,no need to feel shy,Although I feel the same about mine too.Enjoyed looking at all your work,so pretty My friend -carry on!Talk to you soon Denise

maddyrose said...

I haven't tried journaling but love to see what others are doing and you're doing some lovely things with yours. It's all about expressing yourself and having fun doing it and it looks like you're having fun. Have a great day.

Ginger Zuck said...

Very cute and sweet Diane. How fun. I have not got into the Smash thing yet,but it sure looks fun. Have a wonderful Memorial Day! :D

Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook said...

What a fabulous journal you've made, Diane. I love your artwork!
Have a great weekend.

Marydon said...

Since I am not a crafty/crafting person I so enjoy all the pretties that you create. This is just lovely, Diane.

Please join me in praying for those that are serving our country & those that have gone before us.
TTFN ~
Happy holiday weekend ~
Marydon

Janet said...

Don't be shy...they look wonderful! Plus it looks like you had some fun things to play with after receiving all those goodies from friends. Keep playing!!

Kaybe said...

It's never to late to have a happy childhood. The world would be a better place if adults would just have playtime every day. xo

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I never heard of the 'smash' thing...but your book looks awesome. I sometimes think I need another creative outlet and this might be it...can you explain what 'smash' means? Hugs, LInda

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Every window of creativity we open brings in the breeze of beauty.

And you have opened such a beautiful window.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Your art journal is lovely, Diane! I feel like I ahven't had time to "play" in quite awhile and I'm looking forward to having soem free time to do so this summer..

Barbara F. said...

Hi Diane, I think your journal looks great. I just found a new blog and am thinking of taking one of their courses and I need to make some projects and a journal too. I will look here for inspiration! xo

NanaDiana said...

It is just darling. I guess I have NOT heard of SMASH journals but then I am always the last one to the party...lol I love all the little bits and pieces you have tucked in your pages there. xo Diana

Cozy Little House said...

I've never heard of this either. Very sweet.
Brenda

PatC - All is Bright said...

Believe or not - I too had not heard of smash journals. Sounds like fun. Yours look like fun too. Great job and thanks for sharing!

Hugs

Pat

pembrokeshire lass said...

I think it's lovely so don't put yourself down again. You do what you need to do and not what 'you think' others do.

Joan

PS notice "you think" They usually don't really care what you do!!

Porch Days said...

It looks like you are having fun with your journal. We all need a creative outlet.

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

What a beautiful idea! These remind me of the scrapbooks the Victorian ladies kept where they filled them with memorabilia, poems, musings, etc. Lovely!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I still have not played with my Smash Journal yet...I look forward to it, though. You have some fun thing in yours! Thanks for sharing your photos of your journal with us.

Olive Cooper said...

Woot, pretty Diane and I need to start making some collages:-)

ellen b. said...

That does look like fun! Happy Memorial Day weekend to you!

eileeninmd said...

It does seem like a fun way to keep a journal. You are creative. Thanks for sharing, hope your holiday weekend is great.

Joanne said...

I have heard of art journals and I so want to make one! Your smash journals are really cool!
Blessings, Joanne

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Diane
I've not heard of these journals before, yours look very creative.
I'm so glad Picmonkey finally got their collage up and running, I used it too.
Hope you're having a great holiday weekend.
Judith

Mary said...

Oh how wonderful! You are so creative! Thanks for sharing your talent at MM. xoxo

Cameron said...

Oh, Diane! No need to be shy....but, I completely understand. There are a lot of eyes peering in on you here :)

I'm so flattered to not only see my handmade sticker in your book, but my postcard, too! I'm just so tickled that you want to keep it somewhere that is so special to you :)

I love all your fun little bits available to you....so many fun choices when it comes time to play!

Hope you are having a lovely weekend!
Cameron

Lorrie said...

What a great job you've done with your journal. It is scary to share sometimes, but we're all in the same boat. What a fun project - and it sounds like you really enjoyed making it.

Jann Olson said...

Hi Diane, I think you need to be proud not shy. You have done an amazing job. I have heard of Smash journals, but still not quite sure what they are. I love your bits of art work. I need to try out picmonkey.
Hugs,
Jann

Della said...

These are so fun, and like mini collages. I'd love to see your sketches up close....don't be shy!

Art from the heart is beautiful!

Mary said...

I'm not familiar with Smash journals~ love your artful pages and mosaics! Happy Memorial Day!

podso said...

IT looks like a fun project. I wonder if it is like "altered books" or altered journals, It looks very similar except with the altered book you reuse an old book.

Nice!

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

How neat! You're so creative. I love that little girl with her paintbrush...she's my favorite.

Patty (Patty's Pretty Things) said...

I love SMASH books and journaling. I love just putting all kinds of things together - so creative. I like you mosaic!

Riet said...

This does look very nice. I never heard of smash journals. You are making them very nice.

Kim K. said...

What a delightful journal filled with all kinds of special touches, Diane. I love your artwork!
I hope you are having a happy restful Memorial weekend.

Rosewalk Cottage said...

I just love your Journal and the tags are so pretty. I took some pictures of my journal but I haven't posted them yet. I'm not a big talker (as you can tell from my posts) but I like to use pictures and decorations to tell my story. You have inspired me to work on mine a little more.
~Clara

heather @ new house, new home, new life said...

Love the vintage feel to this journal. Well done.

Ali said...

That's so pretty! I'm not the leasts bit crafty, so I love to look at other people's work.

Ali

Dorothy said...

Hi Diane,
I love your journals, I thought I was the only one who decortated theirs like that!! Yours are very pretty.
Journal keeping is very helpful, especially during menopause! I have kept all of mine, but I wouldn't want anyone to read them.
It's a miracle my husband surrived my menopause!;) lol

Diana Cooper said...

Very nice - you have much talent. Have a wonderful day :)

sandy said...

Hi, Diane

Your journal is so cute! My daughter and son-in-law gave me a smash journal but I've yet to put anything in it as I keep waiting for inspiration to hit about what to put in there. Yours inspires me to get busy...

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Your journal looks great, but I've never heard of a "smash journal." I guess I need to google that, huh?
Have a good holiday!

jody said...

such fun! enjoy your day!

Ingmarie We said...

Your journal looks fantastic. How talented you are, making these things. Have a fine week.

The Shop Around the Corner said...

After a day of grilling and organizing my new art desk, I finally made it to your lovely page, Diane. I am absolutely honored to see my little tags here and I am so inspired by your journal. What a creative way to keep all that beauty. You do know that now this is on my to do list, don't you? :) Art is ALWAYS a work in progress. I keep most of my blogging notes and tags in a pretty photo box, but maybe I can try making a journal to go along with it too.
Love the mosaic.
Always so much fun stopping by, my friend. Enjoy the rest of this Memorial Day surrounded by peace and beauty.
Much love,
Marcia

*Bella Bliss* said...

Hello Diane!

Thank you very much for the letter you sent me! It was so pleasant to read! Have great night!

Ciao Bella
Bella Bliss

Naturegirl said...

Very creative and I too have not heard of smash journals..looks very interesting though.

white leather sofa said...

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A Shy Mosaic Monday
Neat publish! I feel an obligation to heart fully thank you for your effort throughout the website.

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

I'm behind the times...never have heard of Smash journals! It looks like fun. You are very artistic!!

~~Carol~~ said...

Could your journal be any cuter? I don't think so! You've used such sweet images throughout, and once again it makes me so envious of crafters with real talent!

Terra said...

Your journal is sweet and creative.

Vee said...

Oh I want a smash journal in the worst way. Where did you find yours?

Diane Writes said...

Hello name mate! First of all sorry for the late comment here. I should have visited you earlier if not because of an out of town work.

I always appreciate your posts but this one seems to be beautiful and budding art from the heart. Enjoy the art and I'm looking forward seeing more of these in your next posts.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

This looks like it would be such nice fun, and you must enjoy this craft very much!
I am having a very slow week, and I ask you to forgive me for my tardiness. Momma always said, better late, then never~

edenhills said...

This is beautiful! I think you've created a wonderful art project.

Rob Hunt said...

I've been working learning picmonkey and slowly figuring things out. I am following you back.

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

We sure do reap the benifts of your jorunal.

Wonderful project. Thanks for Show and Tell.