Handmade Art Journals

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Today I wanted to share something a little bit different, than what I normally post.  There are so many beautiful artists on WordPress.  One unique artist in particular (Golnaran),  suggested to me that I share some of my artwork.  Art has always been a passion of mine, yet in recent days, I rarely spend my time doing any kind of art.  I have many things that I am passionate about and unfortunately I only have twenty-four hours in a day like everyone else.  In other words, some of my passions must be put on the back burner for another day.

Autumn painting a Christmas ornament.

Autumn painting a Christmas ornament.

For now, homeschooling my girls takes up most of my time, along with taking care of my two English Mastiffs.

However, since it was brought to my attention that others might be interested in seeing my artwork; I have decided to share a few things with all of you every now and then.  The following pictures are of some handmade journals, that my daughters and I created a couple of years ago for their home economics class.  My sister was visiting quite a few years ago and taught me how to make one of these.  And so of course, I fell in love with my journal and wanted my girls to join in the fun of making one for themselves.  I wish I had taken pictures as we went along so that I could have shared a tutorial with all of you.  If I decide to make another one, I will definitely capture the process the next time around so that if anybody wants to learn how to make one, I will be able to show you how.

Click on the images below for a larger view.

Amy’s writing journal

Brianna’s drawing journal

My painting journal

17 responses to “Handmade Art Journals

  1. So so beautiful, Dear Michelle!
    I’m so happy you share your lovely great art.

    Best wishes for you and your great family, ❤

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  2. Well, I took your advice and decided I would start with this. My art journal is very special to me, which is why I posted this first. Thank you for your kind words and have a blessed day! 🙂

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  3. I love everything art. I would love to see how these are made! Maybe a pic of what they look like opened?? Wonderful, Michelle!

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  4. Hello my friend
    The dogs are adorable but slobber way to much. Your art work is beautiful. Maybe think about having an Art Day for posting. Have a great day.
    🙂
    M

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  5. Thank you Dorinda! Yes, I will have to update to include a picture of the inside.

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  6. Thanks M! Great idea! Yes, the dogs are a ton of work (slobber & all). My house used to be pristine, now I’m just happy if I can make it through the day without something getting destroyed. LOL! 🙂

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  7. I had a Shar Pei and she was my fav dog ever. She could sling slbber to the ceiling. Never ending. Sasha was a very special dog. I lost my cat a couple of weeks ago and it’s hard, he was 15 and that’s lots of snuggles. I don’t have children but can understand making a heartbreaking decision for their sake. I still cry. I need to donate all his goodies and beds, maybe that will help. I see his beds piled up and have to cry.
    Have a blessed evening.
    M

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  8. Awww, so sorry to hear about the recent loss of your cat. Animals become like children to us and it’s so hard to let them go. 😦

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  9. I didn’t know you have a talent 😮
    Why don’t you put Image widgets and linked to this article?

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  10. I appreciate.
    Thank you.

    Yes, I understand. They are so beautiful.

    Thank you, too.
    Blessings and best wishes for you and your great family, ❤

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  11. What a wonderful idea- so creative- and I love all the pictures you shared too!

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  12. Ha Ha Ha! Good idea, maybe I will! 🙂

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  13. Thank you! Blessings to you and yours too!

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  14. Thank you so very much! 🙂

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  15. I do have a Flickr account in which I post my artwork. I should just link that.

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  16. Ah Flickr widget! Go for it.

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