Kelly Kilmer was one of the first journal artists who inspired me and I have taken several of her classes, although the last was some years ago ... and I follow her blog daily.
My 'friend' Lyn in New Zealand has signed up to a more recent online class and after reading Lyn's blog I decided to join in too - at first I was going to take the latest class but after looking through the details have settled on the same one as Lin.
The class is called 'The Journey Within'.
I made my journal using the covers from an old hardback diary and have completed the first page ... (the cover will get decorated later)
I really, really disliked this page when I started it - so when it came to the writing (journaling?) that is what I wrote about ... AND once I started adding the black patterned strips, punched strip and swirly die it did seem to come together a bit and the handwriting tied it up even more. I think that's what I like about this style of journaling - the writing always seems to improve a page whatever you have put down on it and lets face it this is a bit of a mash up. I was just using 'bits' close to hand, the first picture I came to in a magazine, a bit of stamping (flowers) and some colouring in with Sakura Glaze pens.