Thursday, 28 March 2013

Art Journalling Workshop

Last weekend despite all the snow I drove to my friend Heather's in Newcastle for a.weekends scrapping. On Saturday though I drove to Middlesbrough to attend an Art journalling workshop.organised by Jean from 3d Jean and taught by Kate Crane. I was so looking forward to it but on the drive down, the nearer I got the.more nervous I became
Im not he best at going into places.on my own and especially when I dont know anyone.  I neednt have worried though as everyone was.very welcoming and friendly.
The day just flew by and I had a ball. When I got back to the.crop at Heathers everyone.had a good.laugh at the.stays very inky,.painty hands
I just love playing around with inks and paints, Im finding it very.relaxing and theraputic and something which is just for me.
Kate is a great teacher and very generous with the use of all of.her own personal stuff and I came away with some great pages and my head stuffed full.of.ideas and information
It was well worth all the travelling and I hope I can manage another one of Kate's classes at sometime in the future.
Here is my favourite page of the day done in my favourite colours.  I loved the stamp with Every Silence Speaks on so stamped in on some vintage  book paper and cut the words out seperately.  I think this phrase could be.interpetated  many ways but when I saw it I  knew what I wanted to write and so journalled round the figure and continued on the bottom of the page.   My journalling reads  "I am happy witg my own silence.  People  who know me well know that my silences usually signal that  I have had enough.  I love to be sociable but but then after a while  I need some time to  myself."


  1. You've really found your talent in this art ... It's amazing

  2. and IRL its even better - its gorgeous Suzy and I love looking at your creations

  3. Love your artwork, Suzy, how talented you are. I can relate to the angst when entering a new place alone and can very easily talk myself out of new experiences. Well done, you, for going for it!

  4. Your page is amazing - I love it, the blue and yellow are fab together.

  5. Hi Suzy It was lovely to meet you on the workshop. We are a very friendly bunch so I hope you can come down again. Your page is fab just love the vibrant colour. Janet

  6. Suzy, looks as though you had a blast, love the colours on your page. Must do some more of my own Journaling


  7. It looks fab Suzy I love blue and yellow too. X

  8. I'm *so* pleased you made it - and that you felt at home with us. You're welcome back any time.

    Maybe treat yourself to travelling in the sunshine next time! You were very brave heading down here under threat of snow all in in the name of art-journaling!

    But your page was worth it! Lovely work. And I agree wholeheartedly with the wording of your journaling too!


  9. Lovely page Suzy :o) That's dedication to your art travelling all that way for the workshop. Looks like it was well worth the journey and you got to see the lovely Heather too. Bonus!

  10. Suzy I love your art work. Its a great skill. And it was great to see you and the big grin on your face when you got to us