Friday, August 2, 2013

Some Pages from my Big Grid Journal...

Hi again and welcome to day two of the 30-day blogalong! I'm coming to you this evening from my studio (as usual), where my little feline companion Willie, is feeling especially snuggly...

Thank you so much for your comments on yesterday's post!  I'm excited that you like the giveaway, and I'm LOVING hearing what inspires each and every one of you!

Today I have a few pages from my big grid journal to share with you.  This is the book where I chronicle my days, and take little notes, record the weather and whatnot.  I created it as part of the Lollapalooza 3 workshop (taught by Martha Lever), and it's really a lot of fun to work in!

Here we go with the pages from July 4 - 11...
 It's a great way to use stamps, markers, and practice your doodling...

 I made the green and blue painting in the top right corner with a kids spin-art toy I picked up.  So much fun!




Lollapalooza 3 is a lot of fun and doesn't take long to go through.  If you want to find out more, click here to check it out!

Don't forget that the Book of Days Premium workshop giveaway is open until Sunday night at midnight!  To enter, check out yesterdays post by scrolling down or clicking here.

Thanks so much for visiting!  I will see you again tomorrow!

22 comments:

M. Parrino said...

Wow. Inspiring Journaling/Art, especially to someone who is just getting back to it!

Thank you for sharing.

dawn said...

These are gorgeous, love the look of each page, pretty colors!

How cute that your cat sits on your shoulder, how do you work that way??!! So neat to see you again, HELLO!!

Happy day two!

Val Thorpe said...

These are such amazing pages.... I love your writing on them... totally awesome and I especially love your cat... I think my cat is heavier than me so he could never go on my shoulder :D

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Awwwwwwwww Willie is soooooooo cute! I love love love your pages!! These are gorgeous!!

Dawn Z said...

Great spreads, Michelle! Love the one w/ the Indian Princess.

Sumaiyah Dymonz said...

Love you journal Shelley! And your cat is just adorable!

dawn burnside said...

OMGosh, I could look at your art journal all day. It's so vibrant, & just beautiful. And your cat is absolutely adorable.

michelle said...

Beautiful colourful pages ! very inspiring ! looks like a neat workshop !

Effy said...

I signed up for Lollapolloza and I blame you. :D

Deborah Weber said...

What a delight to see your wonderful pages!

thea said...

Wow..and she says it doesn't take much time!!!

Melita Rafanelli said...

All your pages are just stunning. And the cat's cute too :)

Raine said...

Your journal pages are STUNNING! The colors, your handwriting, your art...it's all just such eye candy! I still haven't finished Lollapalooza 2 or 3. But I know that I will eventually. I'm working on my large Snippets journal.

Michelle LaPoint Rydell said...

Thank you so much everyone for your kind words! I really appreciate it!
Effy - I hope you like the Lollapalooza workshop as much as I did!

ArtfulLee Designed said...

Love your pages Shelley, so bright, cheery and colourful. I'll have to look that class up.

Chel said...

I LOVE these pages and I love this particular style of journaling. Thank you so much for the constant inspiration! I drink it up :)

Rosemari Roast said...

Love your pages and the grid working does help to facilitate daily entries. I may have to revisit this process!

kelly hoernig said...

love the grid idea and your journaling is amazing - thanks for the inspiration!

Brenda said...

I just love these pages Michelle! I really like the colour blocking idea. It really spices it up. I think I need to try that in my small Moleskin Sketch book that I am using for daily journaling.

Rene said...

I envy you the discipline to chronicle your daily life this way. I'm going to start with this daily blogalong and hope to move into daily art journaling.

But I have SO many projects going!

Not to mention driving by your town's water tower 3-4 times a week in the dead of night and then again in the slow moving parking lot of freeway...

Sharon Fritchman said...

So amazing!!!!!! I can't wait to get back into my art journaling this week after being on vacation!

Cynthia Lee said...

76the grid journaling is awesome ... what a great way to keep record of days.