Sunday, February 8, 2015

Part Two of What I Did on my Art Retreat...

Hey friends!  I'm excited to share the rest of the pages I got done at my art retreat with you!  These are all pages in my main art journal.  There are a lot of them, so I won't go into great detail on each one, but if you have questions, let me know in the comments, okay?  I'm posting them in the order they appear in my journal, along with the name of the workshop or challenge they were for...

For the Artfully Inspired Life Workshop...

For Journal 52 - Conversations...

For Life Book Week 2 - tags...


for Artfully Inspired Life...


for Life Book week 4 - Ballerina...


for Lifebook Week 5 - Affirmation Feather...


for Lifebook Week 5 - Dream Catcher...





for Book of Days - Inner Landscape...


for Journal 52 - Silhouettes...


for Documented Life - Tribute to Georgia O'Keeffe & the Color Wheel...


this one is not for a challenge - it's a tribute to my sweet Michael...


for Book of Days:  Longing is a Portal...


Just for fun...

and that's it!  My journal is finished! It feels fantastic!



Since I got home, I have put the finishing touches on it, such as painting the front and back inside covers...





Stamping the title on the front, and attaching a piece of trim for a closure...






I'm excited to start my next journal!  I'll show you that one soon!


Thanks again so much for visiting today!  I wish you a wonderful Sunday!


11 comments:

Marit said...

Oh my goodness Michelle... such beautiful pages!!! I am in ooh and aaawe.... did you draw that feather or is it a stamp? LOVE! And the page with the portal, magnificant! And I will definitely 'steal' your idea of a coloured/painted page with a blank spot to journal in (do you mind?) I LOVE how that looks! Thanks for all the inspiration on an early Sundaymorning my friend, enjoy today!

Pierrette Goupil said...

I really love your work, Michelle... you are amazing! Each page is stunning. You are a great artist and you made my day. Thanks for sharing your beautiul pages. I love them. Have a beautiful day!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow wow wow! These are all gorgeous! I am LOVING those flowers on the 4th one!!!!!!!

anne g-i said...

It's fun to see all of these again - such beautiful and meaningful art!I especially love your portal page (amazing seeing that one come together) and what you did with the tag lesson in LB!

My name is Erika. said...

You looks like your had a great arty get away. Enjoyed looking at your pages.

Kim T said...

OMW ... these are amazing, love the conversations piece, the ballerina is adorable/the colors! And your tribute to Georgia O'Keefe is stunning ... love your work, really really fabulous!

Rhonda Merry said...

How Beautiful, I love that each page had its own personality. Just amazing.

Sharon Fritchman said...

I am in awe of what you did on your art retreat! Each and every page and journal pages look simply fabulous! I love they way you look at things and I am especially loving your projects for Lifebook, too! WOW again!!! (I NEED a retreat!!!! LOL!)

Michelle LaPoint Rydell said...

Thank you so much for your kind words everyone! I treasure each comment! Marit - to answer your question, I did draw the feather! It was a lesson for Life Book. Thanks for asking!

dawn said...

WOW WOW WOW!!! These are amazing and so fun and bright! I LOVE THEM!! How nice to get away with friends and get messy with paint all weekend. I wish it was easier for me to come with ideas for my journals, it takes me to long to think of what to do.
I saw the ones below and LOOOOVE them too.
Thanks for sharing with us and making me smile!

Jessica Sporn said...

WOWZA! you are just an explosion of happiness. Retirement definitely suits you! Beautiful colors and so much soul and heart in each page.