At the centre of your being you have the answer, you know who you are and you know what you want ~ Lao Tzu

Wednesday, June 12

WOYWW 210 - So many pictures...

I've really had my creative mojo on this week, but I'll start with sharing the three ATCs I received this past week


Thank you so much Joynana, Janet and Sandra!! Do enlarge to pic to see all the beautiful detail and textures.

And here's my desk as of Tuesday afternoon...


... hard at work in my new Soul Art Journal.

Here's a close-up of the pages. I copied out today's poem, which arrived in my email box from the lovely folk at Panhala, and made the collage in response, especially to this verse:

Pour yourself out like a fountain.
Flow into the knowledge that what you are seeking
finishes often at the start, and, with ending, begins.


On Saturday, I started a Soul Art Journal in this beautiful journal made by Conni Altmann


Here's the flyleaf - a postcard of Virginia Woolf, a Soul Sister :)


When this journal's full, I can simply replace it with another CoolNotes journal. I just love the fact the pages are blank on the verso, and lined on the recto, so I get the best of both worlds :)


Now, I'm popping over to Julia's Stamping Ground to see what you've all been up to...

Thank you for all the comments last week - I'm hoping to get round more desks this week. At least my course got me playing and crafting this week :)

Have a really great week xxx

41 comments:

Nikki said...

Fabby ATC's and love your journal book it's funny what we find hidden in our old books ... I keep looking for hundreds but only find bookmarks hugs Nikki #1

voodoo vixen said...

Lovely collection of ATCs you have and your journal looks lovely... something about white pages always freaks me out as I have a fear of 'spoiling' the book! Annette #7

okienurse said...

great looking desk and journal pages. Love all the ATC's I am seeing around today! Thanks for sharing. Vickie #26

Regina Hamilton said...

You've done some wonderful pages. Love the ATC's. Happy crafting #8

The Taming of the Glue said...

Fantastic ATC's and love the journal. Just started my first one and it's still a bit daunting!
Hugs. Pam#28

MiniOwner said...

Oh my Claire your journal is so lovely! Happy Wednesday. :o)
Sue x (MiniOwner@34)

Belinda Basson said...

I don't write in my journal...just play with colour and pictures and techniques...maybe I should write more. #43

Helen said...

The atc's are gorgeous but so is your journal - I don't do writing in mine, though I'd love to be able to do pretty lettering!! Have a great week, Helen #13

RosA said...

Lovely ATCs! Your journal looks like a good creative outlet. Mine just has pretty colours in it! :)
Thanks for dropping by,
RosA # 11

Gill Edwards said...

I like Virginai Woolf too and visited her house in Sussex many years back it was very evocative.

Gill x

Ria Gall said...

Hi Claire
Your journal pages are fantastic such wonderful images and then your write up on each page.
So lovely
Happy WOYWW and I hope you have a great week
Ria #44

Julia Dunnit said...

Love your journal, and agree about the useful format of lined and blank...and I like the idea of a poem to inspire you to create a page..most useful and a great way to meet new poetry! Am really enjoying seeing the ATCs we've all been giving and receiving, so much colour everywhere!

Julie Ann Lee said...

I love your soul journal. That picture of Virginia Woolf is so beautiful, I've had it on my noticeboard since I was nineteen! Your artwork is full of beauty and peace. Julie Ann #56

jill said...

Great desk with lots to see . Happy woyww Jill #30

Tertia said...

Fabulous ATC's! Love the journal too.
Happy WOYWW!
Tertia #22

Janene McAnally said...

Love love love your Soul Art Journal Claire, it is a great way to let out what you are feeling and just getting your thoughts together. Beautiful work!! Happy WOYWW and thank you for popping over to my blog :-).
Janene #16

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Lovely ATCs - I have to say I am liking the way you journal. Sometimes, it seems that the art is the thing, rather than the words, and while I like the marriage when both are equal partners, for me the words are more important (or would be if I could manage to take on art journaling and stick to it :))

Yours is more of an illustrated diary, and that seems to me to be more natural. I love AJ pages, I do, but sometimes I see one that seems so forced, where the "journaling" is so secondary . And I think that might be down to the internet and the sharing - and maybe that with journals, you get to keep them, all nice and tidy in a small space. Why NOT make something fabulous as a background when you know it will be with you forever? Sorry, I'm babbling.... I'll just say I love them all and

Happy WOYWW!
Mary Anne (2)

Maudieroff Roffey said...

Hi Claire - Happy WOYWW - your ATC's and art journal are lovely... Mxx #25

Karen Ives said...

Lovely colour combo on your journal page.
Have a good week.
Karen #49

Neet said...

Oh WOW - what a fab journal you are producing. Adore the girl in the striped top.
Lovely atc's in your top picture.
Hugs, and Thanks for visiting me earlier - have a great day - Neet 29 xx

Andrea said...

Thanks for sharing your journal with such the images are awesome yet i know the words are the focus and mean so much to you . I feel privileged to get a glimpse into your thoughts and feelings.your journal is very thought provoking and quite something. I don't think I could be so brave or so honest ( not even with myself) sorry if that doesn't make sense! not great with words . thanks
Andrea #72

Heather Alger said...

What a Gorgeous journal, so beautifully created ;0)
Love your ATC's I got some from Joynana and Gill and Love them x
Have a beautiful week
Heather WOYWW# 81

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hullo Claire love your atcs.. and such a crafty desk fun happening here
Thanks so much for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #4

sandra de said...

So pleased you like the ATC and the soul journal looks like a wonderful project.
Sandra @104

Tamara said...

Oh, Claire, I love your new project and the quote touches my heart!!

Elizabeth said...

Hello Claire, fabulous ATCs and equally fabulous journal. Not ever seen one with blank page facing lined page before - that's clever :) Happy WOYWW, Elizabeth x #78

Krisha said...

Hi Claire, I am fascinated by your soul journal, I too always fear messing up the pages by writing on them. Beautiful ATCs, and such a fun way to connect to all our blog friends.
Thanks for coming by my blog earlier.
Krisha #17

Eliza said...

Fantastic ATC's and that Journal is amazing, good for you doing such creative stuff. Love the faces in the Journal. Thanks for dropping in and saying hi

Happy WOYWW
Eliza & Yoda

Maisie Moonshine said...

Hi Claire, I admire your bravery in putting your story down on paper in your journal. You have reached a point which I haven't yet - may be one day. Lovely pages and some fab ATCs. Thanks for your visit and have a happy week. MMx #43

sandee said...

I love your art journal, very pretty. Thanks for visiting my WOYWW desk, well storage area, lol Waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

Serendipity Stamping said...

Love the Journal. I start one and then never seem to keep it up, shame on me. You receive some lovely ATCs. #121

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I think your art journal is amazing..the pages are so different, yet all so beautiful... I love the colours that you've been using.
Hugs, LLJ 39 xx

Spyder said...

Fantastic art work and pages, I was so sure I called in earlier! (must have forgotten to press the button again!) thank you for my snoop! Have a great crafty week! HappY WOyWW
((Lyn)) #51

Lisa Richards said...

Beautiful ATC's! And thanks for sharing your journals.
Have a wonderful WOYWW,
Lisa #125

VonnyK said...

What gorgeous ATC's you received. Love that journal.
Have a great week.
Von #21

sandysewin said...

Your journal pages are lovely and thought-provoking. What a great collection of ATCs!

Happy Woyww, :-)

Sandy #113

Lucy said...

That's a lovely you book you are making. I've tried doing the same in the past. Thanks for popping by, have a great week - Lucy #33 x

Darnell J Knauss said...

Thank you for sharing the amazing ATCs, Claire! Your journal is fabulous!! I hope you have a wonderful week!! Happy WOYWW! Darnell #61

Kath said...

loving your Soul Art Journal Claire...it's so beautiful...thanks for sharing...happy WOYWW kath xxx

Conni vom Atelier Tante Trulla said...

thank you, Claire. Lots of love Conni

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Claire,

Great ATCs you received!

I also liked looking at your journal pages. What a challenge -- I commend you! I like some of the quotes you've chosen, especially the Virgina Wolff one.

I'm so sorry it's taken me this long to stop by. Time management wasn't on my side over the weekend.

Happy WOYWW
Kay (93)