Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Magical Journal Journeys ~ Angie's White Pages

Angie's White Journal

Finally! I finished these pages eons ago, but with plenty of family obligations 
and other stuff too uninteresting to go into here, I haven't posted since September.
I almost forgot how to do a blog post!

Angie chose White as her color. White is simple (sometimes).
It's serene and pure, and at first it was a bit intimidating.
No hiding behind COLOR! Although as you can see, 
some color has sneaked (snuck? no.) into my pages.

The right hand page started as a Gelli print in which I kept seeing
images like fairies, leaves and flowers. I picked those out, 
and kept adding other pieces to the page.

I had been looking for a chance to use the beautiful Edwardian lady . . .

As I was gazing at the next two blank (white) pages a song popped into my head.
I've always loved the song "Happiness Runs" by Donovan, and hadn't heard it in years.
Somehow, there it was running through my head!

Happiness runs in a circular motion.
Thought is like a little boat upon the sea.
Everybody is a part of everything anyway.
You can have everything if you let yourself be.

The verse goes (first and last...I think there's only one):

Little pebble upon the sand,
Now you're lying here in my hand,
How many years have you been here?

Little human upon the sand,
From where I'm lying here in your hand,
You to me are but a passing breeze.

The sun will always shine where you stand,
depending in which land 
You may find yourself.
Now you have my blessing, go your way.

Since the theme of these two pages is the sea,
I've included a few sand dollars I found on the beach in Mexico.
And of course a little pebble :)
So sorry I'm late posting this, Angie!
Since we are so close to the end of the Magical Journal Journeys,
I was afraid you might receive your journal back before I completed these pages!

Anyhow, only one journal left.
I have Priti Lisa's Turquoise book on my table right now
and will be finishing it up today!



  1. Trying this again- my first comment didn't save. I love, love, LOVE what you chose to do with "white" -all the circles bubbling across your pages incorporating ladies, birds, words and more. This is so elegant and beautifully done! I think (for me at least ;)) Angie's pages were among the hardest to create for, but because of this, her book has some of the most beautiful pages. What a treasure!

  2. These pages are gorgeous. I just love Angie's book. White on white is so striking. I remember running around singing Donovan's Happiness song....what great inspiration for these pages.

  3. Hi Maggie!
    First...I say snuck. Now I find out I am talking like a hillbilly...sheesh. And hillbilly is prolly politically incorrect...oh well.
    Of course these pages are even more better (lol) in real life...just too pretty! And I have to admit to opening the envelope and fingering the sand dollars...I am so glad I did, I have never seen any so small and perfect and unbroken. And, less sand to mail to Angie, as a lot fell out onto the dining room table {which I brushed onto the floor to blend in with the cat hair}
    You are the best Maggie!
    Love to you...♥ ♥ ♥
    Now I am going to listen to the song :)

  4. I'm always in awe of the way you seamlessly blend collaged/found images with your own painting/art & typography to create inspirational imaginative art. You inspire me, you really do! These are beautiful pages with fabulous words. My favourite bits are the effects of the Gelli print & the fairies etc that you found in it, the Edwardian lady & the connecting the dots with the 9 numbers that is so clever. But I love it all. Your artwork as always is awesome!

    Kat Xx

  5. Maggie, I am better with Art than I am with words and I just can never find the right ones to describe how much your work inspires me! I love stitching on journal pages and I love that you stitched the bird.. Who knew that playing with white could take you in so many directions. Your pages are such a beautiful addition to her amazing white journal. Love the addition of the shells and the layers of images , Gelli print, weaving in the song, etc. You have definitely connected all the dots here for me!!


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