Saturday, 12 January 2019

Getting into shape!!!

Hi everyone, I am still around although don't seem to get to the computer much these days! 
We have had some personal things to deal with lately, nothing major, but had to be dealt with nonetheless!
I have also had to increase my activity levels as my blood sugar is beginning to creep up! 
We haven't been up to our caravan for a couple of weekends either as our weekends have been spoken for too! 
In between I have been busy preparing samples for February!

I have been taking part in Southerngals 15 minute a day challenge - Use it up - fill it up! Mainly used as a warm up exercise - and have been posting most days on Instagram - mostly via my phone while hubby is driving!!

Today I made a page which is also for Art Journal Journey where Alison is hosting with a brilliant theme - 'Geometric Shapes'
It's in my junk journal and I used a piece of inky paper along with some AALL and create stamps, a circle of magazine paper, a die cut umbel and some squares of my hand made tape(made by picking up paint from my plastic lid palette)I also added some spatter..because I like to!!!

Here are some that I could probably have added to AJJ too...

 ...and a couple I couldn't..

I will try to make more geometric style pages!
It is at least reducing my scrap pile and I am filling up some almost complete journals too!

Thanks for looking, Chris


Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

These are all wonderful, Chris. I'm certainly impressed.

For the first journal entry, I LOVE how you added the circle. What a very, very clever idea I mist try.

I really like the sentiment you used on the second page. You are the star of that piece.

You certainly have everything geometric in the third journal page, I am in love with the sentiment, too.

I realize the geometric shapes are meat for Alison's challenge, but that bird is the star of this fourth page.

For number five, I can see why you named this Blessings. I like the abstract quality you added to the sun face.

I fear you missed the point in number six. Isn't that a circle and isn't the tag a rectangle? No one says it must all be geometric pieces. It's very clever and now I know how to use the queen's image, too.

In number seven, you have circles in the clocks and stars. I'd say your entire week was filled with geometric shapes, dear. So thank you beyond belief for sharing these with us at Art Journal Journey. I hope all is well in your world, too.

My name is Erika. said...

Super pages Chris. You have been on a creative roll lately. And hope you get your exercise in and your blood sugar under control. Happy rest of your weekend. Hugs-Erika

Brenda Brown said...

So much to see today Chris, lots of lovely pages with great designs and details. Look after yourself and get those sugar levels down again. Huge hugs xxx

Valerie-Jael said...

Super pages, but you must take care of yourself, that should be a priority! Hugs, Valerie

Neet said...

What a wealth of wonder. Fabulous pages Chris and I love that first one so much. I think it is the tape you made (mop up?) with some gold on it - are these flakes? Whatever they add a certain amount of sumptuousness to the whole JJ which is perfect for the background colour that is so rich in itself.
All of them showcase just how clever you are with paper and glue - you turn the merest scraps into art.
Hugs, Neet xx

chrissie said...

Sounds like you are very busy as always.

Great to have so many pages with shapes. I am sure we don't realise how often we us these kind of things in our artwork

Love Chrissie xx

Cath Wilson said...

I'm sure I read somewhere that the secret of good drawing is to see things as a combination of shapes, rather than as single objects - I think this proves it, really. I've noticed that when I'm most creative, I share what I do less, even if I photograph and scan it -it just doesn't seem as important, somehow... you've obviously been VERY creative. I bet the 15 minutes kickstart is a real boost to your creativity.

Out with the old and in with the new...good for you! Sounds as if you've been varying your life a bit and having fun, though I'm sorry to hear about your neighbour and friend. My sympathies. She'll obviously be missed. It's never easy to lose someone we really care about.

Some fab, fab pages here and I especially love the first one. Your journaling is so free and flowing.

Cath x

Meggymay said...

A fabulous collection of pages . I often start using scraps but get side tracked, so good for you to keep using them in such a creative way.
Yvonne xx

Annie said...

WOW !!! amazing pages Chris with such wonderful details and quotes too xx You are certainly very busy and I hope you are able to find some time for you and that your bs improves soon xx

Sending my best wishes
Annie xx

Divers and Sundry said...

I love seeing how other people interpret these artistic endeavors, and your geometric pages are helpful for me. Thx!

I have family members with blood sugar issues, and managing those can be challenging. It sounds like you have a handle on it.

I'm googling the 15 minute challenge to see what that's about. I'm unfamiliar with it.

butterfly said...

What a great post catching up with your fabulous pages. The first one really made me catch my breath - I love the warm burnished rusty tones, and those delicious metallic squares - and the bee is marvellous.
Alison x

Krisha said...

Such a lovely catch-up post Chris! I enjoyed seeing every page.
Do you like using Instagram?

froebelsternchen said...

You are on a fantastic creative collage roll dear Chris! WOW WOW and once again WOW - Each single page is wonderful and super that you added so much geometric shapes - great to see you at AJJ again! Thank you for supporting Alison's theme so well!
Happy new week!

Hugs, Susi

craftytrog said...

Wow! I love all of your collage pages Chris! Thanks so much for linking up to my theme at AJJ!
Alison xxx

Eileen Bergen said...

Fabulous pages, Chris. I can't believe you created all this while dealing with more important issues. I especially love the 1st 2. You're my new collage guru.

Hugs, Eileen

Linda Kunsman said...

these are all just super pages Chris- and despite all you have going you are keeping the art going at quite a brilliant pace! I especially love the first page here- something about the flowers and the bees...
please do stay on top pf your blood sugar too- so important my friend (coming from a caregiver of many years:)