Friday, March 23, 2012

Almost Ready!
I'm excited about participating in a Round Robin coming up 
the first of April! These are the first inside pages of my journal...
can you tell I'm ready for summer? Preferably to be
spent at an island location...well, dream on, I know.

The seven other artists in the round robin are so talented
and we have all been bloggy friends for (can it be?) years.
I'm so looking forward to seeing the gorgeous pages they will create!

I used a skinny moleskine journal. The cover was black and the 
inside pages are creamy smooth but not as thick as I'd like.
So I glued every two sheets together to make a sturdier page...
I hope it works for everybody.

Other than the obvious reason for being excited about this project ~
 this little journal is my unused Sketchbook Project journal from 2010.
Ugh. I never sent it may have had one or two pages
finished started (which I tore out) but otherwise it was completely wasted. 
(A reason I was so adamant about getting my 2011 SBP book in on time.)
So I feel quite pleased that it will be put to such excellent purpose!

The first 2 pages and the covers are my own art.
Next will come a little bit of info and maybe a sign-up
page or, as Lisa did, blank tags for each artist.
Lisa, do you mind if I use your tag idea?
I think the tags could be a separate little artwork, or incorporated into 
the artist's page(s). Eeee, I'm giddy thinking about it :-D

The cover is a work in progress...
Still have work to do on it.
Think I will go with the black outlining like the inside pages,
and maybe some words.

I'm linking this to Paint Party Friday.
Happy PPF!
And Happy Weekend!



  1. Your pages and cover are gorgeous. I love the colors. The round robin idea sounds like so much fun.

  2. oh wow your art is gorgeous, especially love the beautiful flowers. Happy PPF and enjoy the weekend, Annette x

  3. This is stunning- I can't wait to see more!

  4. these pages are just beautiful and I can't wait to see more of them... even had to scroll back up and take a second look I liked them that much...xx

  5. Oooooh I'm so excited! Like I said on my blog post I've been in a bit of a creative slump lately but this RR has really helped perk me up. I've done lots more since the photo on my last blog post but nothing that compares to your very gorgeous journal! It is so vibrant and beautiful - it seems to zing with creativity and passion. It makes me feel happy looking at it. You're such a talented lady! I'm getting a bit worried that my attempts in your lovely journal will let the side down!

    Can't wait to see your journal in reality and am super excited for you to create in my journal. Soooo glad we're doing this RR!

    Kat Xx

  6. This is beautiful. I am afraid I would seize up and not be able to paint in it after your lovely work.

  7. So beautiful! i love the colors and the flowers frame her beautifully. :)

  8. Wonderful pages and the sentiment soooooo true, I love it!Deb

  9. This is so vibrant and cheerful and pretty Maggie!
    Just like YOU!
    I am really diggin' the orange...such a happy color.
    And I think the tags are a cool idea,
    another sneaky way to get an extra piece of art :D
    I am sure Kim is doing tags too...she is the self-proclaimed "Tag Girl"

  10. This is so pretty, Maggie! I love your journal!
    I've tagged you on my blog! If you want to participate in this game of tag, come on over!

  11. oh Maggie, your journal is gorgeous! please please show us more!! :)

  12. Wow! I love your happy Art Journal. The colors leap off the page and it makes me smile! What a fun project. You did such a lovely job on it.


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