Friday, 26 July 2013


I have not been home much these past weekends as I have been on two consecutive retreats.  It is time to catch up on projects and to try out new things, and in between my bags were left packed ready for my next escape. And because my weekdays leave little time outside of work for other things I look forward to this time away and being with friends. 

One thing I do not enjoy is unpacking so on Wednesday, after my return, my workspace looked like this:

Something I started this month is an art journal using an old atlas. It is part of an online course called Passport to Art that runs daily through July so it is giving me techniques to try and a focus.  I have been planning to spend more time art journaling so this is a good push towards doing that. I love things to do with 
journeys and quotes, so it was time to get messy and play! Here are some of my pages so far:


Each day a new technique, quote and prompt is posted as part of the course.  As always I am having trouble keeping up and I find my best way is to just dive in and spend a number of hours at a time. But opportunities like that are hard to come by unless I am on a retreat. No more are planned until November, but then I have two booked. Retreats are like buses it seems. You wait a while then two come together. And who's complaining? Certainly not me!

Over at Julia's there are lots of other projects and workspaces being shared.  You never know what you might find, so why not pop over and say hello.  Thank you for visiting and have a good week.


  1. So fun to see your pages. I'm enjoying the workshop as well.

  2. I have really enjoyed reading your quotes and admiring your pages - I like your floral doodling very much indeed. Oh, and the lettering in that top one - very stylish!

  3. Great pages. Thanks for joining in.

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  5. I like your work! I hope you don't mind if I borrow some of your ideas. I too am very will take some time to get it done.

  6. I love your work! Thanks for sharing. It inspires me to get busy on my book!

  7. What a lovely project Sandie.

  8. Thank you for stopping by my desk and taking time to comment. I really have enjoyed your pages. You seem so free in creating your pages. I usually draw a blank the second I open my journal. Thank you for a peek into your journal. (((HUGS)))
    WOYWW #44

  9. Love those pages, that seems a great workshop.

    Would love a retreat or two, if only...

    Lynda #1

  10. Loving your journal pages Sandie and a great reminder to get on with mine, I haven't played in ages!!

  11. I dont blame you, unpacking is the pits
    Bridget #23

  12. I can certainly relate to this post today! in between bouts of unpacking and hanging out the washing I am grabbing the chance to cheer things along with a bit of a blog catch up! The journey is great, and looking forward to the next one is one of life's great pleasures. i hope you enjoy your next escape

  13. I like the quote about a laptop or underwear that made me laugh. Lovely to see your pages - always interesting to see how people have interpreted a prompt.

  14. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment! I love this post and your journal art pages...the link to the Passport to Art looks AMAZING!! I may just follow along even though the workshop is almost over =)

    FYI: I know its all about the journey and 'doing activities', but lately I have been getting a LOT of enjoyment from finishing the creative activities I've started ;)

  15. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment - good luck with the giveaway!
    I love this Passport to Art project you are doing!! I might just follow along even though its almost over...
    FYI: I know it's all about the journey than finishing activities, but lately I have gotten a LOT of enjoyment from finishing creative activities I've started ;)

    1. Passport to Art can be done anytime. The blog will stay for ever or until Blogger disappears! :D


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