Tuesday, January 18, 2011

More Journaling and EBAY!

I'm  now  in  week  3  of  the Strathmore  journaling  workshop.  My pages  pretty much  look the  same  with  just  more  color  added  in the background  and  little  details.  There's  one  more  week, and  I'll post it when  I'm  finished.  Once  I  start,  I  get real  fussy  with  the details--does  anyone else  have this problem too?

Well,  I  wanted  to  do  another page,  and  I  decided  to  do  the very first  one.  All  the  journal  artists  say to  start in the middle  somewhere,  because of the  fear  of  messing  up  a  brand  new journal, and not to start at the beginning.  But  I wasn't  "afraid", so I made  page #1-

Since  it's  my  journey  into  the journaling world,  I  had to use  the map for the collage elements.  I really liked making my face on the map!


And now  on  to  the  Ebay.  I've  been  cleaning  and  "purging",  but there are some things  that  I  can't  possibly  throw  out,  but yet  have enough  of  these items to last  me  2  lifetimes,  so  I  put  them  up  on Ebay.  Let  me  show  you  what  is  up  for  bid--

I  have  some  vintage  handles  that are  aged  very  nicely, plus  these larger  hinges.

These 2 great vintage magazines that  are  in  remarkably  good  condition--great victorian  images  and ads!

And  how  about  this  fun  lot--all of  it's  included  in  this  cigar  box.  That  book  is  dated  1892!

And  speaking  of  journaling  or  possibly altered  books--here's  a  great  lot  of  children's  board  books. 

Everytime  I  saw  them  this  summer  at  garage  sales,  I  would  get  them---I  could  now  start  a  board  book  library.

These  are  all starting  at  low  bids  and if you  want  more  info,  you  can  go  to  my  Ebay site  HERE.

And  on  a  side note,  Darla  asked  me  if  I  was  having  problems  with  blogger--you  know  moving  photos  around  or  changing  your  text--well-- haven't  we  all.  Somedays she (Miss Blogger)  can  be  very  disagreeable,  but  she's  nothing  compared  to  MS EBAY--this  lady  is  in  full  PMS mode!  It  took  me  about  2  hours  to  list  these  4  listings.  Alot  of  times  when  I  would  press  continue,  it  would  tell  me  that  the  web  page  was  "expired"--just  a  way  of  saying--start  over and  do  it  all  again!  But  I  didn't  give  up,  and  they're  now  all listed.

I  also  wanted  to  tell  you  all  about  my  latest  purchase.  When  I  was  at  Border's  I  bought  this  setchbook (a  nice 5 x 7  size)  I  have  papers  that  I've  made  sketches  and  ideas  scattered  all  over  the  house.  And  it  was  the  last  straw  when  it  took  me  over  an  hour  to  find  this  sketch  that  I  made  and  put  in  a  place  where  I  could  "find"  it.  So  now  this  book  never  leaves  my  side  with  all  of  my  ideas  in  it.  I  now  have  a  little  black  book--

: )

P. S. American  Idol  starts  tomorrow--I'm  very  excited!!


52 comments:

Gloria said...

American Idol has been one of my favorite things to watch on TV and now all "V" and American Family. That's about all I watch and will be watching on TV. I sometimes watch CNN and General Hospital. Otherwise I'd never get things done. Great piece you've got there Diane. You've put a lot into it. Wonderful. Thx for sharing.

Ro Bruhn said...

Love your journal page, great detail.

Cathy Bueti said...

Love this page Diane!! Lovely face and I like the print showing through! Beautiful!

I haven't watched american idol in a couple of years but may have to tune in with the new judges! :)

Janet Ghio said...

Thanks for the heads up on American Idol--wonder how it will be without Simon?? Good stuff you are selling on ebay and like your face on a map!

Liz Walker said...

This page is stunning .. really love the hair!

Bren said...

Your journal page is wonderful, love how you used the map and your detailing is fantastic. I'm drooling over your bay listings :-)

Teressa Thompson said...

I LOVE your page. I don't think I've seen it on the strathmore boards.. but then there's a lot of pages going around over there. Beautiful!

Terri Kahrs said...

Your journal page is awesome, and I love the idea of having a little black book!!! Can't wait for Idol!!! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Kelly Berkey said...

I so loved your girl, so loved how you were all over the place. makes me happy to see you having so much fun'-)

Joni James said...

Diane, I love that face on the map. Very clever!
I don't watch American Idol but I'm totally addicted to Project Runway and can't wait until it starts back up again. I love watching those designers work away at their machines.

Michele from Pipi La La said...

Ooooh a little black book...wink wink...

Lol

Loving your journal page. I adore her face! Beautiful!

Emelie said...

You talked about some worry that all the pages wouldn't be as good as you hoped, I am also have that go through my mind and decided to leave the covers till last. Except I did my covers and still have 3 or 4 pages left. I have shared the journal with a few people and even the pages I didn't like as much we liked by some and the pages I like a lot we not their favorite so that is how it goes with art. People are frustrated tho because they can't read every word that I have written and I really don't want them to read every word. I just feel that isn't the point to see every word.
Always sort of a point with me about journals and I don't feel I always have to use words that are pleasant.

Your page is beautiful and yes I have spent a whole day on a page and even more, I want to like it, even the little skinny one I work on.

kluless said...

Diane, your talent just blows me away. LOVE the face with the map image showing through it. Just beautiful! I can't wait to see the rest.

Isabel said...

I love this new journal page!!!Im looking forward to American Idol with all the new judges:O)

Lisa said...

I agree, I think the map on her face is a great feature! Your page has so much nice texture and color. Isn't that class fun?

BlueRidgeLady said...

Oh this collage is so amazing! Such a clever idea to use the map, and as always always... I love the face!

Tammie said...

yay, you have a black book!
Your art looks wonderful! The map is a wonderful background and makes one look closely.

Wishing you the best as you sell your treasures!

Janet said...

I love the face painted over the map!

NatashaMay said...

I love the face on the map! It's gorgeous. And I can't wait to see the rest from the workshop. :)

Theresa said...

She is lovely D! I love using maps too but sometimes end up covering most of it up :(
Off to ebay to check out your goodies. Hope all is well!

Buffy said...

Can't wait for american idol. I hope its good with the new judges. I don't know if the show is gonna be the same after simon left. Love your journal page,I love how you did her on the map,that looks so cool. Great idea about thhe black book. I have a small sketch book that fits into my purse,I love it.

Connie said...

Love love love your face on the map. What a great expression.

rachel awes said...

i love your face/map too!
it looks beautiful & is also
gorgeous is meaning/depth.
xo

Juls said...

stunning....I love the polka dots in the sun and the map detail on her face! Just the most stunning work of art! Hugs Juls

Msartist said...

Love your journal page!! Beautiful!
Have a wonderful rest of your week~
Cheers to American Idol kick off!
~Theresa

Deirdra Doan said...

Hi Diane,
Which face mine or the Monkey?

Woops I thought you said what an interesting FACE not Fact.. smile...

Sunny Lee said...

Have a superb days with your art journal!!!!!!!!!

Betzie said...

Love the map behind your face too Diane...very nice page!
I'm excited about AI too tonight!
Will be fun to see the new judges and how they click!

Art Envy said...

Diane, I remember you from Suzi Blu...and I still am in love with your style and your work! I really like the face on the map and your page is beautiful. I'm also taking the Strathmore workshop. Have a great day, and I'm glad I found your blog!

Kristen

Mandy Saile of Bijou's Whimsy said...

Oh wow Diane, your journal page is so beautiful....I love it that you weren't afraid and started on page 1, keep on being fearless with filling your book:D

Pam McKnight said...

love your journal page,

thanks for the heads up on Ebay, I will take a look. I have never done Etsy or Ebay...maybe one of these days

Lovey said...

So many goodies! Love your journal! The map through the face is simply beautiful! You always amaze me Diane!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Your journal page is beyond beautiful, Diane! I love the text and map and how you incorporated them into the piece. :) Ebay can be tricky sometimes - I listed some items there and it took me forever (and even more time when I wanted to edit them). Ah the perils of technology! LOL Have a great evening, Theresa

Rebecca Anthony said...

I love what you're doing with this journal! Beautiful work!

I watched American Idol last night too!! My faves from last night are Devon & Travis. I love that show and I get WAY to into it(O: lol

Jenny Lee Wentworth said...

Oooo, that journal page is a new favorite! So beautiful! Love the treasures up for bid, especially those vintage mags♥
Wishing you a happy Thursday!
Much Love,
Jenny

Marilyn Rock said...

Your journal art is gorgeous; love the face on the map! Brilliant. Great Ebay items, too! xxoo

Rosie said...

I really like your opening journal page - great start! I'm having a clear out too, but finding it a bit painful ...

Heather said...

Love your journal page. Thats funny I am working on a piece with a map also. I love the way you drew the face on the map. Very cool.

~*~Patty S said...

Hello Diane...had to come by and visit from Elizabeth and Bleubeard's blog.
Your journal pages are more than inspiring!
and I see you are a treasure huntress after my own heart...I am drawn to rhinestone pieces too and more :)
oxo

Manon said...

Lol D you are so funny PMS ebay! Well my computer is having hot flushes she is just about capable of anything, her mood takes me to places...it takes me forever to type out h and g, the keyboard is giving up.So if I am not here for a while I just want you to know I love your art!!! And I will be back
Xx

peggy aplSEEDS said...

awesome journal page, i love the layers! whenever i am going to visit the US, i check out what i can buy from ebay and have them shipped to my inlaws. i love the bargains you can find. great stuff you've listed!

Janny said...

Beautiful work again Diane

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Marlynn said...

Love your work as always! Had to get a new computer and photos would not load or move on blogger until I updated to the "new" settings for editing. Works great now and I am so impressed. Photos are a breeze and I can move them wherever - however it is a little harder to do the HTML. Hugs, girlfriend, please know how much I always appreciate your comments - really I do! Ghost Adventures tonight, these boys are still nutz but so much better than Ghost Hunters International!

joyfulploys said...

Diane...your faces keep getting better and better...just beautiful...love the map!! I like the new judges on idol.
Mary

Caya-Papaya said...

Your images are so beautiful- and I totally agree with everyone else about the map as a background. Lovely. Wonderful blog too! And I hadn't even thought about altering board books!!!! I have a ton!

wanda miller said...

your journal page is so so wonderful. i wouldn't be afraid to start on page #1 if i did work like yours! such wonder!!! xo

K said...

Your journal page is really wonderful!

Blissful Pumpkin said...

Stunning. Love the way you used the map in her face. Love it. Kyles :D

Denise Riches said...

Hi Diane...I'm taking the Strathmore workshop too and love the new techniques. Your page is absolutely lovely! I love the face/heart/map combo as well! Even though I'm not overly happy with my results (I used magazine images since I didn't have any journal images to recycle) and wasn't too happy with the way the pencil and oil pastels work on the slick, but I should post it anyway...right! Also love American Idol and couldn't wait for it to start this week!

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

WOW if I look for your beautiful journal pages, I still have to learn so much.
I'm impressed by your new page.
Hugs Anja

Emakesart said...

OOOH Diane! Your journal page is fanTAStic! Really beautiful! You amaze me. And I laughed at you having little pieces of paper spread throughout the house. I do too!! And the sad thing is I have plenty of sketchbooks, yet I still seem to just reach for a post it! One day i'll learn to keep one by the computer! LOL!

xoEsther

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