Friday, 10 January 2014

A Magical Journal Journey

Collaborate is my word for 2014, but it's not exactly something new for me. For the past two years I have been a part of a truly special creative project with a bunch of wonderful artist friends that span two continents.

We have worked together to weave a set of magical journals each imbued with our own styles and spells. A veritable coven of creativity, we inspired each other with a colourful theme to set the tone.

This year we chose a colour theme for our journal before sending it on its way. At last it's back and the slideshow above is its visual story of its journey packed with the work of nine artists.

I chose rusty hues - crackly browns, sumptuous oranges and speckles of turquoise and green.

The book spent nine months on the road (no wonder it go so rusty!) before coming home to me in November - about five times fatter than when it set off. In fact, it resembles more of a concertina these days than a bound book!

At first the colour theme was a little scary, but we collaborative journallers are seasoned professionals these days and knew that once we got started and did something about those pesky blank pages, then all would be well.

Right now we are in the throes of planning our project for 2014. One of these days maybe it won't just be my journal that gets to travel and meet my friends! Although... Kat and I did meet this October when I was 'down her neck of the woods'. It felt like we'd already met a thousand times!

Visit my fellow artists and dreamers over the course of this weekend (starting Saturday) as we share our work, and view the fruits of our labours and roll about in all those juicy colours! See if you can spot my contributions!


  1. Thanks Eva - I copied all our links from her blog and of course forgot hers wouldn't be in the list - Doh! I also forgot to explain most of what the project was about... what can I say ... I'm ill..... that's my excuse!!!!

  2. Beautiful job Lisa! It was an overwhelming task, I thought, I didn't include as much as I could/should have, but I think your post is just right...Hope you are feeling better...♥ ♥ ♥

  3. Wonderfully magical, and magically WONDERFUL! I LOVE your incredible video, such a perfect way to experience our pages. Maybe next year, I'll manage such a creative way to share all of our combined art.

  4. Beautiful presentation Lisa. I am enjoying a drink and relaxing to the music and beautiful art in your video. What a pleasure it has been getting to know you through this magical journal journey.

  5. Great video - took me on your journal's journey of inspiring magical art. Its such an amazing journey to reflect on via these rich finished journals. Pleasure to have been one of your travelling companions. Hugs, Kat xx

  6. Beautiful video, Lisa! I loved seeing all the Rust pages together. It's funny, out of all the journals, I remember your cover the clearest. So full of texture and rich color!
    I loved the music too ~ I felt calm and inspired watching your video!

  7. Gorgeous video, Lisa! Loved the music and the travel through your beautiful rust filled pages. Love all of the textures and I too love tags! Hope you are feeling better soon. Have a hot tottie:

    1 teaspoon honey
    2 fluid ounces boiling water
    1 1/2 fluid ounces whiskey
    3 whole cloves

    1 cinnamon stick
    1 slice lemon
    1 pinch ground nutmeg
    1. Pour the honey, boiling water, and whiskey into a mug. Spice it with the cloves and cinnamon, and put in the slice of lemon. Let the mixture stand for 5 minutes so the flavors can mingle, then sprinkle with a pinch of nutmeg before serving.

  8. Lisa! I loved your journal when it was in my hands and it is truly beautiful completed! Great job on the video!
    I am going to try it again! Feel better sweet friend! 💗

  9. Oh and loved the music too! Dreamer, Writer, Artist, and Wonderful friend! XO


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