Thursday, September 29, 2011

Paint Party Friday . . . Journal Cover

Stay Inspired
I decided to spiff up the cover of one of my
moleskine journals, something I've been meaning to do
but never took the time. I like it so much better than
the original black...not that black doesn't have its place ~
but looks better on a little cocktail dress :)
Or really any article of clothing; I wear too much black, really.
All the more reason not to have it on my journals.
Somehow, looking at a colorful cover helps me
stay inspired.

So, not to give too much away, but the real reason I took the
time to spruce up my journal is that it's a tesT.

Inspiration Avenue is planning something ultra fun
in the coming days, complete with multiple giveaways!

Can't say much more about it yet :)

I'm thinking of an altered art journal as my contribution
and I needed to practice a bit as I'm an altered book newbie.
But I kind of like how this one is shaping up...
I still have a little more work to do on it.

The one I will give away will have blank pages inside
to do anything at all with if one wins it.
Hopefully fill it with thoughts and pictures
and make it totally awesome and one of a kind :)

I thought I would use this for Paint Party Friday.
I haven't had time lately to do anything new for Fridays
so I'm happy to have something this week!

Happy PPF!
Happy weekend!


  1. Adorable and delightful! ~thanks, namaste, Carol (Share the Creative Journey) HPPF ^_^

  2. Beautiful cover! It certainly would inspire me, I know.

  3. love the artwork and the colors used...Happy PPF!!

  4. A beautiful cover and I'm sure will be inspiring to pick it up and create the magic inside! Love it! POP ART MINIS

  5. wow your book cover is fantastic, such a wonderful collage with great colours. Whoever wins this beautiful book cannot fail to be inspired. Happy PPF, xx

  6. It turned out beautifully, very whimsical and sweet!

  7. Gorgeous journal cover!
    I love it!
    I love it!
    I love it!
    I want it! :)

    Happy PPF!!
    Mary C. Nasser Art Blog

  8. HI Magpie !
    I love your book cover creation...very artistically pleasing and inspirational indeed. I really also love your blogs header picture what is that from I used to do that kind of dreamy stuff when I was younger...not in a painting but actually go lay out in the field and stare up at the sky and dream !

    - KAT -

  9. Love all the colors! It certainly makes one happy looking at it! I too prefer a colorful journal to a black one! Patsy from

  10. This is really pretty! Happy Paint Party Friday! ~Robin Panzer Art Studio 33

  11. WOW I love this you should market them seriously!!! You could get prnts made and do book covers.
    Just a thought.
    one if my next ventures is gonna be painting with coffee

  12. Well if that bright happy cover doesn't inspire you to create some wonderful things inside, nothing will.

  13. I love your journal cover ~ very inspirational :) Beautiful work!

  14. Beautiful piece..she is super the vibe and magic here!! yay! Wonderful!

  15. Maggie this is wonderful, sooo much nicer and more interesting than black!! The addition of the tartan is clever too - gives it a touch of autumn!

    Great idea to make a journal - funnily enough I was just talking to a friend about making art journals yesterday - I must have read your mind :)

  16. Love this Maggie! I always think about doing the cover to mine too, but I dont know where to begin. I like that you collaged all the bits on you some extra thought time before you commit.
    Sounds like you are making a most fabulous gift. This is beautiful.

  17. Oh your journal cover is soooooo sweet!I can imagine it feels wonderful to the touch too and would make a great book for thoughts and paintings!!!Beautiful work as always! Deb

  18. Your journal is just fun and full of life. Inspring too. Happy PPF!

  19. Awesome idea. It makes the molesking so much more personal.

  20. What a sweet face she has! Great cover. I'll have to keep an eye on IA to see what's coming up!

  21. I love your new journal cover! Everyone needs a little cocktail dress. :) I love her sweet face & gorgeous eyes. Thank you for sharing!!

  22. Lol, I just now saw this, since I'm only now making the rounds for last week's PPF! Is this the one you were giving away- 'cause I think it's perfect- both for our team AND the theme!


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