Friday, February 5, 2010

My Journal And I Cooked Again!

I'm really getting into my art journal now. Actually, it's another Moleskine--the same one I have for Suzi's class.  I really, really love it, but it's black, so I knew that I had to do something about that--so  I covered it--



And here's the back--



Sharon at All Norah's Art  showed us this technique in her class.  Actually, the class is starting today --yay!  She put up a bonus video while we were waiting for today to come, and I really liked this technique, and thought it would be great for a journal cover.  And then I had some old jewelry that I added on for embellishing.   These 2 pieces were from a broken necklace--


They say harmony and growth, which I thought was fitting.

ALSO, I finished my journal page--


Well, it's really a 2 page spread.  I decided to take the text into the hair, also.  And thanks again Kristen  for giving me the inspiration for using the text on her face!  This is my first completed journal page ever--now onto the next, and I'm going to try not to involve a face this time.  I just love doing these, though.

And yes, I cooked again.  Now let me tell you, I hate to cook, so when I do, it's something that I really enjoy, which usually involves alot of calories.  Last Sunday, I posted my mac and cheese dish, but I actually ate it on Friday.  And  I made this dinner yesterday, but I'm posting it today.  And you know how some bloggers like to pick a day and have a theme for it?   Like Elizabeth at Altered Book Lover has Silent Sunday.  Well, I think that I'm going to start having Fattening Fridays.  Here's what I made--

 
Italian wedding soup with a big, buttery piece of garlic toast (which turned out exceptionally well).  I don't think this is as fattening as the mac and cheese, but I don't think it's low in calories, either.  It was delicious!

40 comments:

sanda reynolds Mullingar,Ireland said...

Hi Diane,
Thanks for stopping by and for the lovely comment!
Your journal pages looks just fabulous! I love them!!!
Big hugs, Sanda xx

Mary said...

Oh yum. I love Italian Wedding Soup!
Your journal and spread is gorgeous!

Hugs!

Trisha said...

Your journal page turned out absolutley beautiful!!

Colleen said...

Oh my! I am SUCH a fan of your work :-) I love the journal page and the moleskin book. Would you tell us (maybe just me who doesn't know) about the moleskin..is it the paper that is great or the book covers or?? Anyway, just eanted you to know how much I love your style..

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Buffy said...

Your journal page is beautiful,and the cover is gorgeous! Are you excited about norahs class?Can't wait to see what you do in her class. The soup looks good too!

Sherry said...

WOW!!
beautiful cover
beautiful spread
LOVE the text in the hair - but you know I like text as a background! :)

Silke said...

Oh, Diane, this is just gorgeous!! I might have to take that class... Wow!! Love how you covered your journal and your first spread! And the food - yummy!!! Love, Silke

joanna said...

Diane I love how you made the cover of your journal! very creative!

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

I love what you've done with your journal...beautiful 'text'ured skin on your drawing! I love it...I'm inspired to work with some text pages too. Thanks for sharing..

come visit sometime..
ciao

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You have been one very busy gal. Your face is wonderful. I'm always in awe of anyone who can draw (like I haven't mentioned that a gazillion times before).

I love what you've done with this journal cover. It is gorgeous. I'm sure there are many good journal pages that will come out of it.

Fattening Fridays sounds so much more fun than Silent Sunday. And that Italian Wedding Soup is perfect. Thanks for referencing me. It's nice to know that people actually read my blog (grin).

Janet said...

Your journal looks fantastic!!! And I love the spread....her hair is wonderful. I always have trouble doing hair.

Fattening Fridays sounds like a great idea....as long as I don't have to cook! I'll just read about it.

Janny said...

Gorgeous pages!

CountryDreaming said...

What an awesomely classy and creative journal cover ... Wow, love how it's all decked out with jewelry! The Italian wedding soup looks good, but it can't top the cheesy macaroni goodness you posted earlier. Looking forward to more Fattening Fridays!

Kelly Berkey said...

Hi Diane,
I have that same black moleskein, I love what you have done, so beautiful! I would love to take one of Nora's courses, just don't have the time right now, kind of maxed out mentally.
Your food also looks amazing! I love home cooked food, glad hubby likes to do it!
Hugs,
Kelly

Kelly Berkey said...

Oh if you want to let your readers know about my giveaway, I'd love to have them stop by for a visit! I'm going to have one for artists and make a necklace out of someone else's art for them soon. I've decided! Thanks for your imput!
Kelly

Marilyn Rock said...

Love your journal cover and pages! Stunning! Your Italian wedding soup looks yummy!

Lisa said...

Oh boy it all looks so good!

sharon said...

Your journal cover is outstanding, and the spread with the face is GORGEEEEOUUSS!!! WOW. I am sooo behind on that, siggghhh. Love everything you do Diane!

Marlynn said...

OMG - the cover is to die for, the art journal page fantastic, and fattening friday - you go girl. I had tomato soup for lunch and, darn it, missed the grilled cheese sandwich which Oliver's mom had. We are all snowed in and so are eating comfort foods. Stay warm - we might get up to 20-30"..... oh my.

Janet Ghio said...

Love what you did to the cover of your moleskin!! And really like the hair you put on your pretty face and Fattening Fridays!! I'll go for that!!

Emelie said...

Your pages are most beautiful and such a lovely face and great hair and I like the text showing also.
You have to be thriled with this work. Thrilled really feels fun.
I have to look at that hair more than once.

Great cooking, at least when you do art it lasts, cooking it is gone in minutes and it took quite a lot of time to do it. An author must feel that way, years to research a book and someone reads it in a day.

I love doing faces also.

Bobbi Lewin said...

that is a gorgeous journal page! you are inspiring me to start working on my art journal again:)

Jacqueline said...

Hi Diane, your moleskine is looking great now! And I like to come to dinner with you on fridays!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

I'd love Fattening Friday! I would really love your recipe for that soup. I had it one time and thought it was delicious! Your journal just keeps getting more gorgeous! Have a nice weekend! Twyla

julie Haymaker thompson said...

I am taking an art journal class form judy Wise in 2 weeks.I am so excited I hope it gets me going they say journaling is so healing .

Tara said...

Fattening Friday. Love it. :)

pammyjo said...

Just beautiful. Love everything about it.

PiecesofD said...

Such beautiful work... one of these days I will do an art journal!

claire barone art said...

hi your journal looks really lovely ive never done a journal think ill do one now seeing yours looks great fun and your food looks yummy have a graet evening.......

Oxana said...

Your journal pages are GORGEOUS!!!
Thanks for your comment in my blog.
Hugs
Oxana

Martha Lever said...

EVERYTHING is YUMMY!!!!!!!!!

Marlynn said...

Diane - right noe we have 24-30" depending on where you measure.
Schools closed for Mon and Tuesday. I will try to dig out tomorrow.
Snoe has stopped! Glad it missed you. Thanks for visiting the Breeze.

Butterfly Works said...

I love your journal pages...I am getting back into painting some and you are definitely an inspiration. Just what I needed....and the cover you did...so creative......I really enjoyed looking at your blog.

Joni aka Jett said...

Thanks for visiting my blog too! Your work is gorgeous!

Star said...

Oh, I love the journal covers and page, too!! You "done good"! The soup and bread looks divine....I wish I had that for today's supper! I'm already fattened too much so I won't even worry about calories.

jonny said...

Hi Dianne, I love your picture she is beautiful I like the design on her face and your embellishments great work! Your soup looks so good, a favorite soup of mine. Thanks, for sharing. Sincerely, Jonny

Adrian said...

Oh my goodness, your journal cover is absolutely gorgeous!!! And your two page spread is magnificent. Shame it's in a book. It should be up on a wall...

Kristin said...

Your finished journal page is amazing! I loved it before, but it is now so detailed and beautiful! Love it - now, pass me some of that bread! Kristin :)

Dapoppins said...

I love long flowing word hair...lol. But seriously it turned out great and the text gives such dimension. Why does my work never turn out like that?

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