Monday, October 24, 2011

A Finished Journal!

There's an awesome feeling about finishing a journal and watching the process as it grows. I called this Fall 2011 Journal - Passion to inspire my writing, doodling and creativity!

Funny, I added the word "Transform" in the back and so this book definitely did just that.
I fell in love with the colors, the pockets inside, and thanks to Hope from Paper Relics journaling course "To the Letter", it has helped my writing skills evolve.

Two of my favorite pages:

Yes I play in my book during my favorite shows!

This was created after someone sent me a cool fashion photograph with a bunch doodles all around!
As I put together the next journal, I'm prepared to create something simple and fun!

Have a great day!
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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Holiday Electric Blue Inspired!

Sooo, this year my honey and I are planning to attend a holiday event and I'm looking for the absolute holiday party dress. As I was skimming through Lucky magazine Nov 2011 issue, the "Lucky Girl" of the month is Solange Knowles. She's rocking these Janet Jackson circa "Poetic Justice" braids and this awesome electric blue sequins dress! I was SOLD...

I think I'm going to be looking for this dress or something similar with the high slit on the side. I may pass on my usual rhinestone drop earrings for some studs and rock one of my large flower creations on the side, very reminiscent of Billie Holiday. Now, how am I going to get him to match me! Lol

Have a great day!

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Monday, October 17, 2011

Breast Cancer Awareness Walk 2011 (Brooklyn Style) Mini Book:

I had a wonderful time yesterday at the Breast Cancer Awareness Walk here in Brooklyn, New York at Prospect Park. People from all over came with costumes, pink outfits, their pets, and even a cultural surprise for me with some Iron and Drums all to bring awareness to this dis-ease!!

I had the opportunity to create some beautiful earrings for some friends and I was so inspired to even create a mini album inspired by the event!

Hand-written cover and added butterfly cut outs to each page.

Added flip pages to add more photos to this mini book...

Accordion style mini book. Still have to write entries to each page...

Simone working the pink feather earrings...

Love these ladies!!!

(a true flag woman!)

Even my bestie Nadia came out!

Thanks to some friends: Simone A. (BIM), Onya from Socamotion, America, my bestie Nadia, Simone A. (TnT), Dana, and even Despers USA Steel Pan Orchestra for the music!

Next stop, Lupus Walk in memory of my sister, Chrissy!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Re-designing Vintage Papers: Creole Woman

So, while the world sleeps, you could sometimes find me making home-made journals, stenciling, art journaling and just designing my hearts desire! Here's a lovely design I've created to either frame or to add to my journal... I found this beautiful stamp (from InkPad NYC) of what looks like a French-Caribbean woman (either from Martinique, Guadeloupe, or even St. Lucia) and I had to purchase it. My sister and I used to dress up in these traditional costumes when we danced with a Caribbean Company and it just brought back memories. Here's an urban color scheme with a vintage style. More coming soon...

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

30 Days of Lists: "If I Ruled the World" & 21 Day Cleanse Journaling!

After creating today's list on 30 Days of Lists: "If I Ruled the World", I realized majority of my statements were towards peace, harmony, freedom, and just goodness. I love that this list made me realize how much I just want goodness to be in the world. I rely on creativity, crafts, arts and writing to keep me focused on the good things in life.

In the mean time, I'm also a part of a 21 Day Fall Detox/ Cleanse with A Life Balanced program.

At first I needed some adjusting but I implemented some journaling techniques to my process and it has become a lovely experience. I realize when you're doing such a process, have your goals written down, collect information in advance, meditate and find goodness in the journey, not the disadvantages or what you're missing out. I keep telling myself who cares about dairy, sugar, or juice... I do miss a piece cheese! However, after 21 days are over, I won't be scarfing down a chunk, just add a lil' piece by piece and enjoy it from time to time. I'll keep you posted on how it goes, perhaps add some recipes here!


Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Creative Journaling and #30 Days of Lists:

So, 30 Days of Lists is winding down (yes I'm a bit sad) because I really enjoyed this great project. I experimented with a few Balzer Designs stencil on my pages and created some awesome lists:

Thanks to her Stencil 101 class, I'm enjoying the techniques as well!

Heading back to some more designs!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

This is what love does to you:

Love is my muse, it inspires all the joy, the color and excitement of my life and my creative work... Just want to say thank you and this is a great day to celebrate. To my honey D.

A random page out of my journal...

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Location:My heart