Tuesday, June 20, 2017

New Journal - Homage to Art

For this next journal swap, I decided on the theme of 'Homage to Art'.  We all admire other people's art and often try to emulate it in our style.  Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery!  So I'd like the peeps who work in my journal to pick an artist, blogger, or piece of art that they admire, and have a go at doing a page!

My journal is around A5 size, and adapted from a Teesha Moore tutorial.  For my cover, I've done a page in the style of Roben-Marie Smith, using some word tiles I found at Typo.

My back cover is a Dina Wakely.  Love using these bright colours!

I also have a flap that goes goes over the front, and have done this bit with some help from Alisa Burke.

My inside front cover has the copy of the contract, and some textured flowers a la Toni Burt.

My front page with the intro and instructions, is based on Julie Fei-Fan Balzer's journals.

At the back, I have a journal sign in page painted like Mark Rothko.  If you don't know his work, Google him - very simple but effective pieces, that sell for squillions!

The inside back cover is based on some doodles by Cherie Bitanga from The Jar of Salt - I love her work!  Plus I found a great quote by Adam J Kurtz to include.

And the inside of my flap is based on the girls that Angela Kennedy does (Penny Stamper).  I love her style!

Geez it looks like I went overboard doing all these pages, but I wanted to try so many different artists!  Lastly, I did a journal page based on Vincent Van Gogh's Starry Night.  I went and saw his exhibition at NGV recently, and though sadly this painting wasn't there, I've always admired it, and love his free style of painting.  This page has a flap, so I've included the lyrics from Don McLean's song "Starry Starry Night" and on the inside flap, part of a letter that Vincent wrote to his brother Theo, in September 1899.  

I really enjoyed setting this journal up, and look forward to what the other participants decide to try.  It's great for your art to get out of your comfort zone and try new things, so embrace it!

Cheers, Lisa x


  1. Wow...this is sensational Lisa...love it all...specially "Vincent"

  2. What a fantastic journal you have made Lisa. I am familiar with quite a few who have inspired you here. Not happy that you pinched my Vincent thoughts :) but you have done a wonderful job with it. I did have the privilege of seeing it IRL when The Old Masters exhibition was on in Canberra. Breathtaking!!
    Really hoping I can add something worthy to you wonderful journal.

  3. Wow Lisa! What wonderful pages you have created. I can't wait to see it and touch it all.

  4. Thanks so much Roz, Pam and Colleen! Looking forward to sending this one on its journey, and seeing what you lovely ladies add to it!

  5. Oh Lisa this is stunning.I love all of your pages an I look forward to seeing it gather and evolve.

  6. This is amazing! So glad I am in this round to see it in person. Love all those artists and what you have done is a real tribute to them all. Lovely work.

    1. Thanks Jan, I look forward to seeing what you come up with!

  7. Wow what a fabulous theme and work of art in itself. Can't wait to see the additions to this. xx


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