Art Journal Jam in Birch Bay

Happy Hump day!

As i mentioned the other day we were going to America for a full afternoon of art journaling. What fun we had.  Joanne Swiss hosted the group in the Common’s room of her complex – thanks Joanne – it was such fun to come play in your inspiring spot of heaven.

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When you mix food, beverages and art what fun you can have! Here are some of the ladies sitting down to eat. Joanne – our hostess is to the left and Satira to the right.  I love that Satira wore a spunky green fascinator to our Journal Jam! You can see Nicci with her pink hair in the distance. There’s another Susan on the right working on a fairy village – so cute.

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Nicci’s Mom came too and so did Nicci’s son Duran who enjoyed using the swimming pool while we were creating.

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Supplies and art journal – you bring whatever you want to work on. We had a theme that was voted on – fairies. Apart from a few collage images I didn’t get too much done – i tend to have difficulty creating when lots of people are around – i talk to much and get distracted. I had fun though catching up on everything people were doing.

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This is not exactly art journaling but these wooden shoes that Satira is beefing  up by adding carved wooden heels will look fabulous in the end when she unleashes her artistic muse on the finishing aspect! Who knows – maybe she’ll combine art and words – a 3 D art journal project.

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Susan Wade and the beginnings of her lovely textured canvas. She has used collaged elements and image transfer in this piece.

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Maxine worked on a Scrapbooking/art journal hybrid page which was full of yummy texture! It would look great in a shadow box.

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Satira did work on a Journal Page – an anthropomorphized cat Smile. She owns four cats so I’m not surprised she chose this subject matter.

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Debbie Humprey stuck more closely to the them and created this lovely whimsical fairyland scene.

All in all it was a fab day.

Have you considered getting together with your artsy friends this summer to have a play day?

Love, Violette xo

2 Comments on Art Journal Jam in Birch Bay

  1. Andrea
    August 11, 2014 at 1:22 am (6 years ago)

    Hi can you tell me where I can buy the wooden shoes?

    Thank you so much

    Andrea

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    • admin
      August 15, 2014 at 9:48 am (6 years ago)

      Hi Andrea – my friend Satira bought them – i’m guessing she bought them at a garage sale……she also carved the heels.
      Love, Violette

      Reply

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