Hi everyone. Hope everyone's January 1 has been a good start the new year. I spent mine cleaning up the house and putting away the holiday decorations with the help the hubby. By the time I finished I had done over 7,000 steps. But now I am ready to go back to work and move forward into 2019.
So last year I liked Yvonne's calendar that she kept using a Dylusions Journal and that she shared with us every Friday. Months ago I came across one of these journals that was marked down so I picked it up. I didn't need it last year so now I am starting it for 2019. I can' say I love all of the backgrounds that the journal comes with, but the paper is pretty thick and forgiving. Last week while on my holiday vacation I spent some time "fixing" up several weeks worth of pages in my own way. (I know Yvonne did the same thing in her journal also.)
I made my page by first stenciling these red Y shaped images over the background that was already on the page. Then I added this image that I pulled out of a FLOW book for paper lovers. What appealed to me about it was that woman on the couch wrapped in that big blanket. That's what I love to do. I could have used this page for T since there is a pretty teapot on the bookshelves.
I had covered up some black triangles on the edges of the page so I painted these in and also added the gold diamond shaped tape along both the top and bottoms. I also added some stars and hearts on the right side and this rectangular quote about cats because I also liked the lounging cat in this picture.
All these geometric shapes means I'll be linking up to Art Journal Journey and Alison's challenge for January which is Geometric Shapes.
And I won't be posting again before tomorrow so here is my repost from January of 2017.
Here's a link to the original post: Ms Dreamer at the Beach.
You can join in this challenge by reposting something from the past and linking up over at Bleubeard and Elizabeth's blog.
I thought this was a perfect post to reshow because I am starting my last full calendar year of teaching at my school with my retirement coming in June of 2020. And also if you pop over there are some photos from a beach walk (I won't reshow those) that I posted back in that post also. Yesterday my husband and I finished off our 2018 with an afternoon beach walk. (That's 2 beach walks in one weekend-I love it!) I'll show you the latest beach photos in another post another day.
That's all for me today.
I appreciate you stopping by to visit.