Sunday, December 30, 2007

what does this say about me?

I have kept my clothes in colour order for as long as I can remember. And, since getting married, I have Hubby's clothes to organise too! Although, I keep his clothes to the right - intermixing of his clothes with mine is not allowed under any circumstances. Those are the rules.

My jewellery! I really do think that this is the best way to store jewellery: otherwise, everything gets tangled. I used two ordinary cork boards and painted them white. Then, just pinned it all on. I put these up yesterday as we are on a major tidy-up project. We still have boxes to unpack since moving in three months ago. Come to think of it, we still have boxes of stuff at my in-laws' house. Those things will have to wait until we've got room for them. Also, my parents are coming to visit this week, so we need to clear a space for them to actually sleep!

Above: my favourite necklace. This was made by a friend of mine in Wales who doesn't have an up-and-running website OR blog yet. We'll soon sort that out. And below: my favourite pair of earrings. These are also from Wales: I got them from a stall in Cardiff. I prefer fun costume jewellery to posh diamonds any day!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

what a lovely girl

Calling all collage artists!  I was browsing Flickr this morning after seeing Hubby off to work at 6.45 am (it's been two and a half months and it's still a shock to me - the getting up early, not the being married, although I don't quite believe that either!) and I found a lovely young lady who shares her pictures for you to use on your own collages - how lovely is that?!  Her username is Collaging-Kristen and her are some of the pics she was sharing.  The collage pics are in a folder called Junk for Your Art! Check her out!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

wrecking my journal ... part 14

Here we go again...

A place for your grocery lists.

Hide a secret message somewhere in the book.

Cover this page using only office supplies.

Glue random items here. (i.e., things you find in your couch, on the street, etc.)

This page was so much fun.

On this page (above), I drew a treasure map. I used to draw them all the time as a child. Looking back at them, I loved how everything would be completely out of proportion (a house the same size as a tree, etc). So here's that page. I encourage doodling! Forget about trying to make it look good, just draw the way you did as a child - when it was just for fun. Ahh those were the days, eh?

Can you see our christmas tree?

What a long post! This is the penultimate 'Wreck This Journal' post.That's right, folks! I'm almost done! Give me a couple of days and I'll post the final pictures. What a lot of fun I have had! I was so excited to hear that I have inspired some of you (Sian, Jessica and Patois) to buy a journal. I'm looking forward to seeing how yours turn out!

Monday, December 17, 2007

my wedding

I got married on 31st August this year.  I cannot stop looking at my wedding pictures. When does this stop? After the first year of marriage? After five years? Ten? I thought I'd share some of my faves with you...

Me with my parents.  My mum walked me down (or should it be up?) the aisle instead of my dad, because my dad conducted the ceremony.  It was so lovely to have both of my parents on stage when we were saying our vows - my mum to give me away and my dad to marry me!  [That could sound a bit dodgy if interpreted the wrong way]

All of these are thanks to Affirmation Photography.  Although we don't have any pictures of our honeymoon (they were on the computer which was stolen), we have some cracking wedding pictures :o)

I'll post more journal pages in a bit.
x x x

Sunday, December 16, 2007

wrecking my journal ... part 13

"Press leaves and other found things"

"Document time passing"

"Doodle over the top of this page"

"Pretend you are doodling on the back of an envelope while on the phone"

A letter from Zorro?

"This space is dedicated to internal monologue"

"Scribble  wildly using only borrowed pens. (Document where they were borrowed from.)"

More tomorrow x x x

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

wrecking my journal ... part 12

Jessica suggested a group where all of us participating in Wreck This Journal should share our pages - already done! Check out the Flickr group. I haven't uploaded my pics yet, but I do plan to.  I love Flickr. I could spend hours looking at people's pics there...