Wednesday, April 08, 2009

New books to inspire















This is my friend Kate who I talk about a lot. I took her up to Market Lake to see the nesting Owls. The day was beautiful and we had a wonderful time. We saw Swans and Great Horned Owls, coots, bohemian waxwings and lots of Canadian Geese and Ring billed gulls but no Snow geese. Later on we had a nice lunch. I like simple days like that.

















My books came in the mail, I have been anxiously awaiting these two wonderful books. I had not see this book on Vision Boards in person but it had been mentioned on many blogs so I ordered sight unseen. It is so much more than I ever expected. I think this will take my vision boards and my life to the next level.

















I often browse through all the new mixed media books out there. There are so many new ones it is almost a glut on the market. Most are I wonderful but I decide that I don't really need them. I thought different when I saw this one. Creative Awakenings is so different, more than just a show and tell project book. It comes with its own deck of transformation cards plus instructions on making your own. I really love these. Then there are wonderful projects and insights. I am so looking forward to working with the ideas in this book. There is also a ning site for this book. Ning sites are communities on line where you connect with others doing the same thing. I really like the format. Many of the online classes I have taken have been in this format.

















Today's journal page I did at 2 in the morning when I couldn't sleep. I just love that tape on the right side. I found it in a drawer the other day when I was looking for something else. I completely forgot about it. The background was done with water soluble oil crayons. I hadn't used them in awhile so it was fun playing with them again. I am slowly trying to take the ideas from Kelly Kilmer's class and incorporating other mediums and techniques of my own. It fun to see where that will take me next.

7 comments:

Lynn said...

Interesting books indeed! And lovely journal page with found ribbon.

Janet said...

The journal page is really beautiful. I love what you wrote.

And now I have to add two more books to my ever-growing list of books to buy!! Both of these look like ones I'd enjoy. Thanks....I think!!

sheri said...

Kate, thank you SO much for reviewing the book. I am thrilled you like it and I excite you have joined the Salon. I love the journal page...sacred moments. We all need them.

BIG HUG OF GRATITUDE

Dan n Kai said...

Aloha Kate,
Friendship is super gift,
Artistic vision is your gift,
fun is a gift for the soul,
peace, Kai

Renee said...

Holy crow Kate I just got a gret big hug and I know it came from you.

Your journal pages look fantastic.

Renee xoxo

Kim Mailhot said...

You are busy lady these days Kate, even in your dreams !
Loving the journal - that red is so rich !

Beverly Keaton Smith said...

Hey Kate, I have a vision board in The Vision Board Book. It is my SOAR board. I was honored to be included!