Showing posts with label Journal. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Journal. Show all posts

Monday, December 22, 2014

Collage Journal December '14

I am back creating collage art/journaling again.  I found that this is something I really love doing. It is relaxing, soothing and so much fun when try to create a theme page by page. There is no rules here as long as you either staying with the same color or the same theme. I found my scrap pieces from all over and anything like; candy wrapper, magazine pages, hotel keys, anything at all that inspire and interesting to you. You can find a tutorial of one of my collage art/journaling - here.

I am planning to do it more often in the future, because I thought it will be nice to give to my grandchild when all the pages are finished and as a collage/journaling book. I wanted my grandchildren to know about their grandmother a little more.

Well, it is getting closer to Christmas. Are you done with your Christmas shopping and decoration? That you are ready for the most enchanted family gathering and Christmas celebration?

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Friday, March 21, 2014

March Journal/Collage

I can't wait for spring to finally arrive. It has been a long winter month here in New York. We had been having so much snow this year. Everybody just about had  enough of snowing and very happy to see warm days coming very soon.

This spring I promised myself that I will do a gardening. Our new home has a bit of ground in the front, side and back. I do many things in my spare time, gardening is not one of them for sure. I do not like touching the soil and seeing worms. But the thought of having flower from my garden decorating the rooms  has been in my mind since a long time a go. So I do hope I can do this gardening task just like I always dream about.

Do you have a special plan that you would carry out during spring and summer? I would like to know, please?

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Friday, February 14, 2014

You Are My Valentine

I was once a bird with a broken wing!
Then you came,
With love and care you warmth me,
Till I could fly again,
I remember those days as clear as day,
When God sent me 'an angel with no wings' (I called you),

With the strong wing you once cared for,
I want nothing but to be good to you,
You have given me so much that I could ask for,
You let me be what I wanted to be,
You let me fly to a place where I wanted to go,
A place where I can be me!
Here with you,
I Thank you!

I have nothing to give to you,
But my love and make you happy,
You and I,
Laugh, love, cherish our moments each and every day,
I love you!

(I dedicated this post especially to my husband 'Steven'. 
At first I created the collage/journal pages. I knew I wanted these pages for this special occasion; a valentine! I painted the background and wrote randomly 'i love you, je t'aime' words by scraping the wet paint with the other tip of my paint brush.  I used a technique called 'transfer image' to transfer the images on the background. I tore the images from magazine pages to create the I love you and the heart shapes.  I enjoyed playing around with color, words, composition, to create a whimsical art. I did plan about putting the letters ' I love you' in my head at the very beginning. But I did not plan about what to do next. It came naturally as I painted the background.)

(After I finished painting the collage; I need to style the collage to be photographed. What could be a better idea than to style it with the spray  roses. After all this is for a valentine wishes. When I got home; I looked at the flowers then I just played around with the beautiful tiny colorful roses and took a lot  of pictures of them. Those images  are the result of arranging and re-arranging the tiny spray roses.)

(A night before when we (Steven and I) sat down watching television; I randomly took a magazine pages and tore the pages into a small little hearts by hand. I knew I wanted  these torn paper hearts to be a part of the project  as well.)

Thank you so much for stopping by!

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Sumo's Sweet Stuff by Sumo
It's So Very Cheri {It's Party Time}
Creative Mondays by Claire
The Dedicated House {Make It Pretty Monday} by Kathryn
Home Coming {The DIY'ers}

My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia by Kristin
The Blackberry Vine {Tuesday To Do Party)
Lady Bug Blessings {Handmade Tuesday} by Kristen
Not Just A Housewife {Show Me What Ya Got} by Stacy
Cup Cakes And Crinoline {Project Inspired} by Mary Beth 
A stroll Thru Life {Inspire Me Tuesday} by Marty

The Blissful Bee {Work It Wednesday} by Amy
Savvy Southern Style {Wow Us Wednesday} by Kim

The Trendy Tree House {Create and Share} by Tara
Clean And Scentsible {Inspiration Exchange} by Jenn
Green Willow Pond {What We Accomplished Wednesday} by Deborah

The 36th Avenue {The 36th Party} by Desiree
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The Pleated Poppy {What I Wore Wednesday} by Lindsey 

52 Mantels {Thursday Are Your Days} by Emily
The Charm of Home {Home Sweet Home} by Shery
The Grant Life {The Life of the Party} by Kelley
Saving 4 Six (Welcome To Think Tank Thursday) by Carrie Made to be a Momma {Homemade by You} by Katie 
The Shabby Creek Cottage {Transformation Thursday} by Gina
A Glimpse Inside by Allison

Perfectly Coutured {Three-fer Thursday} by Bethany


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My romantic Home {Show and Tell Friday} by Cindy  
The Dedicated House {Anything Blue Friday} by Kathryn 
A night Owl {Create and Inspire} by Kimberly
Craftberry Bush  {The Inspiration Gallery} by Lucy
Happy Hour Project {Happy Hour Friday} by Adrienne
Diana Rambles {Pin Me Linky Party} by Diana
Truly Lovely {Fancy This Friday} by Kassy and Kayli
504 Main {Tickled Pink} by Holly 
A Stylish Interior (Stylish Friday Finds} by Karen 
Little Inspiration {Create & Inspire} by Kimberly and Angie

The Mrs and The Momma {The Best of Friday} by Kristen


Suburbs Mama {Suburbs Mama Sunday} by Rita
Nifty Thrifty Things {Nifty Thrifty Sunday} by Vanessa
Flamingo Toes {Think Pink Sunday} by Bev
Pink When {DIY Sunday Showcase} by Jennifer
Twigg Studios  {Sunday Show Off} by Aimee
Crafts A la Mode 

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Journal/Collage February 2014

With this February collage I wanted to send my love and peace to you all.

I know I have not posted anything as often like in the past, but I am thinking about  you and it got very busy here with our selling the house and moving, renovating our new home. I am thrilled about it but you know moving takes a lot of work and especially the renovation that is going on right now.

I just wanted you to know that I care a lot about my blog and my followers so please stay with me! I will try to post more exciting stuff as often as I can.

Thank you so much my blogging Friends!

Thank you so much for reading!
Happy Wednesday Everyone!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

January Collage/Journal and Poems

In the past and a long time a go when I was about 16 years old I started to write diary for the first time. As a teenager I remember I love recording my day to day life as a teenager. I wrote about
school, friends and puppy love. I had this boy that I had a crush on but he did not seem to notice my feelings although we dated a few times like going out to see a movie or having an ice cream together at an ice cream parlor. He came to my house visiting me but not more than that. From writing a diary it developed into writing a poem.I love writing poem. To me, it is a scrambling words that does not make sense but when you choose the words carefully and intelligently, and arrange the sentences in such a way, it can be a beautiful writing that turned to a poem. 

These poems copied from a book I bought a long time a go when I was struggling with relationships in Manhattan, New York. It is called 'Poems Between Women.' Edited by Emma Donoghue.
I hope you enjoy these beautiful poem.


When you came, you were like red wine and honey,
And the taste of you burnt my mouth with its sweetness.
Now you are like morning bread,
Smooth and pleasant.
I hardly taste you at all for I know your savour,
but I am completely nourished.

-Ursula Bethell- (1919)


You bound strong sandals on my feet,
You gave me bread and wine,
And sent me under sun and stars,
For all the world was mine.

Oh, take the sandals off my feet,
You know not what you do;
For all the world is in your arms,
My sun and stars are you.

- Sara Teasdale- (1911)


'Behold,' she said, 'a falling star!'
I followed where her vision led,
And saw no meteor near nor far;
So swiftly sank the lustre, dead.

In silvery moonlight stood she there,
Whiter than silver gleamed her hand,
And gleaming shone her yellow hair,
While dusky shadows filled the land.

She seemed a slender flickering shape,
Framed in the blackness of the porch.
How should a child of night escape!
A foolish moth that loved the torch!

Out of my dusk I came to her:
Voices were stilled, anear, afar;
I stood there lost, her worshipper;
What eye beheld that falling star?

-Annie Fields- (USA, 1834 - 1915)
*Ephemeron: an insect which, when it develops wings, lives for only a day.


When we were charming Backfisch*
With curls and velvet bows
We shared a charming kitten
With tiny velvet toes.

It was so gay and playful;
It flew like a woolly ball
From my lap to your shoulder-
And, oh, it was so small,
So warm - and so obedient
If we cried: 'That's enough!'
It lay and slept between us,
A purring ball of fluff.

But now that I am thrifty
And she is thirty-one,
I shudder to discover
How wild our cat has run.

It's bigger than a Tiger,
Its eyes are jets of flame,
Its claws are gleaming daggers,
Could it have once been tame?

Take it away, I'm frightened!
But she, with placid brow,
Cries: 'This is our Kitty-witty!
Why don't you love her now?'

-Katherine Mansfield- (New Zealand, England and France, 1888-1923)


A bird chirped at my window this morning,
And over the sky is drawn a light network of clouds.
Let us go out into the open,
For my heart leaps like a fish that is ready to spawn.

I will lie under the beech-trees,
Under the grey branches of the beech-trees,
In a blueness of little squills and cocuses.
I will lie among the little squills
And be delivered of this over charge of beauty,
And that which is born shall be a joy to you
Who love me.

-Amy Lowell- (1919)

Coming to you

through traffic, honking and off-course, direction veering
presently up your street, car slam, soon enough on my feet,
eager and hesitant, peering with the rush of coming you,
late, through hydrangeas nodding out with season's age,
and roses open outline still the edge of summer gone in
grounding rain. elsewhere, or from it, i brush by, impa-
tient, bending to your window to surprise you in that place
i never know, you alone with yourself there, one leg on
your knee, you with boots, with headphones on, grave,
rapt with inaudible music. the day surrounds you: point 
where everything listens. and i slow down, learning how to
enter - implicate and unspoken (still) heart-of -the-world.

-Daphne Marlatt- (Canada, b. 1942)

'For  Richer, For Poorer'

'Oh, give us of your oil, our lamps go out;
Your well-fed lamps are clear and bright to see;
And, if we go to buy us oil, maybe,
Far off our ears shall hear the jubilant shout,
"Behold the Bridegroom cometh, zoned about
With utter light and utter harmony":
Then leave us not to weep continually
In darkness, for souls' hunger and drought.'

Then turned one virgin of the virgins wise
To one among the foolish, with a low
Sweet cry, and looked her, lovelike, in the eyes,
Saying, 'My oil is thine; for weal, for woe,
We two are one, and where thou goest I go,
One lot being ours for aye, where'er it lies.'

-Emily Hickey- (1889)

Happy  Thursday Everyone! I hope you had a great week so far.