Friday 6 April 2012

I still can't quite believe it!

"In every quarterly issue of Art Journaling, artists open their journals 
and share creative techniques for capturing their emotions"

and I'm going to be one of them!!!

I received an email from the editor last month, and have duly written my article and now just have to wait to sign off the final copy in May :)  

It being the Easter hols I've had lots of time for some art journaling (in between gardening, shopping, tidying, feeding the family....)  I came across some gorgeous pages by Amanda Hawkins on Pinterest and was inspired to use pencil on my pages.

I added pencil lines amongst splashes of ink...

...and between collaged lines of paper...

I've also been playing around with my collection of envelopes (the insides have great patterns) and letraset rub-on letters

and enjoying that relaxing feeling of just playing in my journal.

Anyone else use an ordinary HB pencil on their pages?  Or fancy the challenge of trying?  Link your page in my comments section, I'd love to take a look :)


  1. fab news Sarah. well deserved!!!
    do like your journaling style,the use of pencil is very interesting. off to check it out!

  2. Congratulations Sarah, well deserved. Love your journaling and the pencil lines are a fab addition . Tracy x

  3. BIG congrats!!
    LOve the pencil line pages:)

  4. Congratulations Sarah! Such exciting news to be published. love the journal pages... i use a HB all the time but in my illustrations!

  5. Congratulations! You'd better believe it - your journals are a joy to behold! So well deserved! I don't use hb pencils but I sure am going to have a look! Happy Easter! Love Chrisxx

  6. It's NEVER a surprise to fact, you really should be a regular contributor, my friend x

  7. Oooooh congrats :-) About time too!!
    Lovely journal pages here ... glad you have had a little arty time during the Easter break x

  8. Congratulations, I shall look out for the issue and grab a copy!

  9. Congratulations, that's marvellous. X

  10. Woohoo, you SO deserve this my friend, your journal pages are just fabulous! Way to go!!! xx


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