Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Let The Quest Begin....



I have had a chance to start in my journal....for this though, I am using an old book.
What I did was go through the book and cut out every third page to begin.

I then applied gesso to the inside cover and first few pages of my book, as I wanted to "claim" this book as my own for this QUEST.

On last year in Hampton, Virginia at Art & Soul, I took classes from Traci Bunkers and Juliana Coles and they both completely changed the way that I journaled. I learned so much from these gals and I'm deeply grateful that they were so both willing to share all that they know in these classes.

So, my book is claimed as my own for this journey that I'm about to embark on, and I wanted to share with you so far what I have done.


I basically just began with "This Book Belongs To......
And on the next pages I have "A Safe Place To....." I chose to use words like: Dream, Explore, Become, Create.
Are you on a Quest of Your Own?
So many people have contacted me about how my Quest has inspired them to look deep into who they are.
I encourage you to do the same.
Until Next Time,
Ophelia

10 comments:

HeArt Collective said...

Oh, I'm most certainly on a Quest, although I haven't been using that word per se... I love what you've done so far!

And just so you know... 39's not so bad... I got here just this August and I'm settling into the last year of my 30's quite nicely...

Big Hug!
oxox
jul

Lucy said...

I'm turning 40 in a few weeks so I've been thinking a lot about what it is I want for the next half (hopefully) of my life. I definitely want to make every day count and at the same time discover the little things I overlook on a daily basis. I wish I knew more about journalling, I definitely think it would help me plan out some ideas better if I kept one. I do have a sketchbook I use religiously :)

Jean Skipper said...

Your book is lovely.

My forties have been absolutely fabulous. It's a time where wisdom meets with an awareness to appreciate every moment.

I know that you're not there yet; but I wish the same for you too!!!

Jennifer R.D. said...

Hi Ophelia,
I am a 46 year old mom, teacher, wife, friend, and artist. I have been doing a visual journal for the past 6 months. I would love to join you in exploring questions and topics for our journals.
I just started my first blog in July this year.
Stop by and visit!
Hugs,
Jen
http://artisticallydesigneddiversions.blogspot.com/

Clevelandgirlie said...

Oh my gosh - have you been visiting inside my head the last few weeks? I have been obsessed with "starting" a journal. I've never kept a diary (and deeply regret that) but it's never too late to begin documenting life, what's important, dreams, feats
I'm so glad I saw your blog and will mark it and be back often to watch your progress.
I agree with Jennifer, shall we explore this process together???? If so - e-mail me or drop by my blog - let's talk about it!
By the way - your "quest" thus far - is beautiful.

Katrina said...

Looks like its going to be a great project and lots of fun !!

Love Katrina

Kristi said...

What a neat idea. I think I might start one of my own. I've been in so many swaps lately - I make something then it flies out the door. Which is fun for awhile and then you realize you have none of your artwork for yourself! This would be a great way to journal, collage, family photos, then keep it for myself. Thanks for sharing.

Jeanne Rhea said...

The forties are the best--might as well count 39 as 40 as the day after you turn 39, you are on your way to forty! I loved my forties. Your journaling is coming along beautifully!

Bonnie said...

A fabulous start Ophelia! Looking forward to future installments.

Linda Teddlie Minton said...

Ophelia, what fun! I love the beginnings of your journal; I hope you will share more images as you progress, too. (I even recognized my favorite little Angel Girl on your first page ... who could it be?)
love & hugs,
Linda