Wednesday, 21 September 2011


When I knew I was going to have to wait for the car to be fixed I got my paints and made a background I could doodle on. I used water colours and just splodged them on to a double spread in my smallest journal. I took a little bag of bits and pieces with me and I was able to relax while I waited and waited until they finally diagnosed the problem - Oh Dear! the steering column has to be totally replaced, I was told that we shouldn't really have been driving the car! Anyway I had to come home without my car and hopefully it will have fully recovered by later on today! When I came home I thought I may as well finish what I started!
 I had left two spaces for writing but then added a quote from a download from here from generous Darcy. Just as I thought 'done!' I found the little heart which I realised reflected one of my little doodles.I know it looks a bit busy but it certainly kept me calm and isn't that part of what journaling is all about?
Here's hoping the bill won't break the spell.....
Thanks for looking, Chris 


patcrafts said...

It is a busy page but if it did the job why not. It actually looks like a Zentangle page, it's brilliant. I could have done with doing the same yesterday as I waited to speak to someone about a job on my car which I had paid for and they hadn't done!!!!!!!

lori vliegen said...

eeek......i'm so sorry about your car! but, i'm loving what you did in your journal! that was so smart to go ahead and put your watercolor on the pages at home......i'll have to do that in my "travel journal"!

hope you have a great weekend! xoxo

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Eek! Hope the bill wasn't toooooo bad Chris :-(
Fabulous pages :-)
Anne x

Sarah Anderson said...

oh WoW! Fab journal pages :) Glad you were kept safe whilst driving your dodgy car xx