These boots

I finished a spread this weekend, and for some reason I’d choose the phrase ”These boots are made for walking”. I don’t even like that song that much! LOL
I’ve decided that this year, 2015, will be a year when I challenge myself, try new doors and to be open for possibilities… Maybe that’s why it popped into my head?

Anyway… I wanted to try out the Finnabair crackle/texture paste and the art sugar I bought before Christmas, and I wanted to try a style I’m not so comfortable with. Not sure about the result, but I love the art sugar and the texture paste. I was a bit inpatient so I used a heat tool to dry the paste with, so I’m not sure if it crackled enough… Have to try it on more projects!

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I’m going to try to discipline myself around the blogging. I want it after all to be some sort of diary/logbook over my creativity… So I figured a blog-planner that works for me might help me on the way. Some structure to the creative chaos. 😉

Keep on walking.
Jos

Forests of the Heart

That is the book title from one of my favourite writers, Charles de Lint. He writes urban fantasy and I always get so inspired by him. To stay creative.
This book is good, but I think my favourite one is ”Onion girl”, maybe I’ll do a spread someday inspired by that one.

I made this spread in June last year, but never got around posting it here. I’ve mainly used watercolours and a stencil from Tim Holtz I believe. The alphabet I can’t remember where I got from.

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Hope you’re having a great Sunday!

Love,
Jos

Spring cleaning

Well, it might be a little early for that since it’s probably a couple of months before we actually can call it spring.

But I have however cleaned out all the spam, about 2500 posts, from the blog, installed another spam filter, and made commentary possible again. I had to shut that option down since I was rapidly drowning in spam posts.

It feels really liberating. I’ve dragged myself from doing it and since I didn’t fix the problem I didn’t feel like posting new stuff. A catch 22 if you like.

But I’ve created so much since my last post. I even had time to create some albums and journals as gifts for Christmas. I’ll see if I can find time to post pictures of some of them and maybe some pics from our Christmas too. This winter has not been so white as some of the family members wanted, but eating candy and being home from school helped a bit.

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and that your new year will be fantastic!
See you around soon.

Love Josefina

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Tea with saffron buns