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Hi, Welcome to my Blog. I'm an eclectic kind of crafter delving into many pots. I am just about managing to keep up my Scrapbooking Diary (usually about 6 months behind), plus any cards as required. I have a new found love of Watercolour and Bible Journaling plus recently Faith/Art Journaling too. I've challenged myself to make an art journal page a day for this my 60th year. Previously I've also dabbled in ATCs, Tags, Altered Books, Mixed Media, Décopatch, Knitting, Crochet, and Embroidery amongst other things. I live in Surrey, UK with my husband, our son has left home now. For exercise I usually play Badminton and go Ballroom and Latin Dancing. I also like walking/Geocaching and sometimes do a bit of Bouncing on my Rebounder (mini trampoline). I have been learning to play the harp for the past 10yrs. I am now officially retired. I am a born again Christian, currently worshiping at my local Vineyard Church.

Sunday 9 February 2014

12 Months Zine etc.

Well it would seem that I have bombed out on most of the challenges I started last month. I either couldn't keep up or they didn't inspire me. I have decided to plod along doing what I enjoy and just concentrate on the fortnightly Craft Barn and monthly Timmy Tags as far as deadlines are concerned.

Needless to say I am finishing off my year long 12 Months In View Journal and today I was totally inspired by Jenny Jones's Bronze medal win.

Also I was rather taken by the Russian Branding  at the different Sochi Winter Olympic events and had to look into that further. Apparently the look revolves around "the principle of the 'patchwork quilt' - a combination of 16 designs representing the most famous traditional Russian arts and crafts, ranging from Gzhel to Khokhloma."

Having watched the snowboarding slopestyle this morning I had wondered about the similar colours (shocking pink and purple) to our last Summer Olympics here in London, but it looks like just one of the colour combinations in the Russian branding.

So I have done a page in my 12 months journal, a tip-in in my Diary and my February zine too. I used the Charles Dance Sochi Poem we hear on the BBC Winter Olympic trailer for that.

Now that is better, doing what I want to do and not being dictated to - sigh.

Did I mention I LOVE colour?


kaybee said...

Hi BJ - good decision - I've never done challenges before and the CB one is enough for me! I also love colour, and your pages are fab! KB.

kay said...

Loving all the colours BJ, always best to do what you enjoy and want to or else crafting can become a chore. Playing catch up so hope you are well x