gppstc16buttonI’ve finally joined the GPP Street Team and done Michelle‘s prompt for January 2008: Journal your blog! I mean I have this blog, I have my dearly loved Art Journal and I looove the concept of documenting everything everywhere as you know. And I loved the free little labels that Michelle made with titles like Time Capsule 2007! I had to join!

Craft Report 2007

It’s kind of a reverse thing to do for me, to journal what’s in my blog. Most of the time I do the opposite, and since I’ve made a printed book with the content of my blog 2006 I don’t really need to journal it too, right? But I’m up for trying most things. One try never hurts! Though I wouldn’t normally have done this prompt but inspired me to think further into documenting what I do and what I create in my life. And out of all my posts I choose the Annual Craft Rapport post with photos of most items I crafted in 2007 – and then I glued all of them into my new Art Journal! It was fun, but the pages looks more like scrapbooking to me than classic arty journaling… The most scrapbooking looking layout I’ve ever made, huh?! Strange feeling.

Crafted/made 2007

Here is another spread from my new Art Journal where I’ve used more of my favorite papers, papers I vowed to use more of and not save for “later” any more!

Me in 2008

This spread is me envisioning my future. I will try to do more of this, both in written word and images, this year. I need change and I want to attract it by doing collages like this, writing as I was already there and so on. You know what I mean? See the future – be the change…

Art Journal collage January 2008

Creative Every Day 2008 I’ve also joined the group Creative Every Day 2008 as I’m doing my daily art cards and already feel that creativity is my religion! My happiness depends on me finding time and a place to be creative.

I’ve joined a mermaid and sea swap and I’ve been working on a little mermaid with wild hair this weekend. Also joined the Valentines postcard swap! So, a great start craft-wise in the new year. How are you doing?

Oh, and thanks soooo sooo sooo much for your lovely comments on my ripple blanket below! Thank you for allowing me to brag, I might just take your word for it and continue to do so this entire year! Maybe brag will be my word of the year? No, just kidding. I choose one word for the first time last year, and boy was that the correct word. I heard about it when Amy talked about choosing a word for the year at her show Creative Mom podcast. I think it’s a great idea, if you can find the right word. I’m still pondering this years word, and I’m leaning towards… productivity! ;-)

Have a fun week!

Oh, and two close-up images from my journal:

Craft report 2007 - detail

Craft rapport 2007 - detail

Now I want to go write a couple of letters (talk about being an inspiration to people)! I actually thrifted the cutest letter paper last week, with a blue dressed angel…