Wednesday, 3 April 2013

WOYWW 200

Hello everyone!!  I am back lol! 

Sorry that I missed last week.  I had my cousin with me for nearly a week and we had great fun together.  I would not have missed that time with her for the world.  My cousin is battling cancer and now they have found a tumour in her head as well...the only good thing about that is it is slow growing.  Oh how I wish they would find a cure.  I lost my beautiful husband to a malignant brain tumour and to see such a beautiful lady struggle with this inhumane disease is just so heartbreaking....  Both my husband and cousin handled/ handling this horrible disease with just such great dignity and are an inspiration to others.

I have been doing some art journaling, it is such a great release and a great way to show how you feel when you can't put something into words.   I have my first class teaching art journaling on Friday and I am really looking forward to it...hopefully it will become a regular class at the craft shop to I get all my stuff from...fingers crossed!!

I hope that you all had a great week and lots of crafting to your hearts content hehehe.  I never seem to get enough time to do all I want and that little thing called life keeps getting in the way lol!  Anyway here is my desk for this week....always messy these days!


I have stuff all over the place lol!  Oh what fun I was having.  I just love my heat gun and how I now have all my favourite paints and inks at my finger tips.  The gold paint tub just in front of the journal was on clearance at Spotlight and was only $4!!  Had to have that and it is the most beautiful gold and good for dripping!!

 


 
 
These are a few of the journals that I have done over the last week...fun, fun, fun!!  I hope that you all have a great day and enjoy the blog hopping for WOYWW thanks to the wonderful Julia Dunnit over at Stamping Ground ... Wow I think I did that link right....oh I am learning more, maybe I will become more techy after all hehehe!  Now for a cuppa and go hopping, to enjoy the views of others!
Janene

33 comments:

  1. Love your pages - I am glad that they help you deal with all the upset of your cousins condition. It's good to have a creative positive way to express dark sad feelings. Hope you get some crafty play time this week - know what you mean about life getting in the way ! Ali #20

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  2. love your art journalling pages...sending prayers and good wishes to your cousin......Happy WOYWW...hugs kath (22) xxx

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  3. The journalling pages are gorgeous, and I am glad you got to spend time with your cousin - sending good wishes to you both. Helen, 4

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  4. It's a vile, evil disease and the sooner we find a cure for it the better. The art journalling looks great. I'm going on my first course in June and really looking forward to it.
    Hugs and Happy WOYWW. Pam#14

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  5. Hi Janene, so sorry to hear about your cousin, must bring back a lot of sad memories for you as we'll as your being concerned for her.
    Lovely pages, good luck with the class.
    Thanks for the visit earlier.
    Hugs Neet xx 6

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  6. it is so amazing how inspiring people with long term health problems can be
    Your pages this week are fantastic and I think the people on your workshops are in for a real treat, enjoy yourself



    Enjoy your WOYWW sunny day today
    Ria #33

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  7. No need to apologise - you jump in and out of WOYWW as you can, we're all have to be flexible! Time spent well with your cousin is marvellous, bet you're looking forward to the next dates now...and then you plonk yourself down and create such theraputic art, how marvellous. Wonderful pages, I love your use of colour.

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  8. Good luck with your first class! I bet it will be great fun :) Your pages are beautiful, sending best wishes to your cousin.

    Lauren x

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  9. Hi Janene - thanks for visiting me for WOYWW today, and the kind words. I'm glad you had a good time with your cousin. I'm sure she really appreciates your encouragement, as she knows you understand the roller coaster ride she's on. I don't think anything we go through in life is wasted, no matter how hard at the time, as it helps when we bump up against others further down the line. (Sorry if that sounds a bit garbled, and you get what I mean). Have a great WOYWW -hope the sun is shining as brightly for you as it is here at the mo, in Worcester UK. I'm just going to make a cuppa, put my feet up and look back through your lovely blog - great inspiration, at first glance, as I start out on journaling. xx

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  10. What fabulous journal pages, beautiful! Happy WOYWW

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  11. Fab pages indeed. I love them all but the heart with the text around it really floats my boat. Never worry about dipping in and out. We all do it from time to time. And spending time with your cousin, supporting her, is reason enough. Sending good thoughts your way, and hers.

    Happy WOYWW

    MA (1)

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  12. Me again, Janene - I had to pop back and say what a great coffee break I've just had, reading back through your fab blog. You must have always been a talented artist, to be producing such fab pages for your journal. You've really whetted my appetite to be more adventurous with the one I'm planning to start - just waiting for the extra day in the week! (How did I ever find time to go out to work?!) Thanks again x

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  13. I am sorry to hear cousin and will keep good thoughts. I am sorry to read you lost your hubby to cancer as well, I lost my first hubby to esophogeal cancer. I pray they find a cure for cancer as it is so horrible. I LOVE your journal work. I have yet to start one.I have the supplies but look at the page and freak out. I think your pages are so inspiring, and so positive. Love the backgrounds. Thanks for sharing! Winnie#70

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  14. I'm so sorry to hear about your cousin. Prayers for her, you and your families. It is so hard to see a loved one struggle with it. My sister lost her battle this past November. Journaling is very therapeutic and I'm glad you can do that so beautifully! Love your pages and would LOVE to be in one of your classes. Best wishes on your first class! You are going to be great and your students are very lucky. Warm hugs, SueC#94

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  15. I am just beginning to get into art journalling and your blog is very inspirational.
    I wish your cousin all the very best in her battle.

    Gill x

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  16. That's a lot of creativity for one week! Awesome journal pages. Sending blessings of healing and comfort to you and your cousin. Creative Blessings! Kelly #103

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  17. Hi janene really love your art journalling. Happy WOW day! Jill x

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  18. Wow Janene, what fantastic pages (as always) I do love visiting your inspiring blog. Missed you last week. I'm sorry to hear about your cousin too and wish her well with her battle. Happy WOYWW Gill x #93

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  19. Hi Janene, lovely journal pages, and a great way to get those feelings out. sorry to hear about your cousin - sending you hugs

    Debs #63

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  20. truly stunning pages, janene, and i'm so glad you can find solace and comfort in making art - it can be a huge healer! i will keep your cousin in my prayers...
    good luck with the class on friday and thank you for dropping by already and leaving a lovely comment!
    happy WOYWW and have a wonderful week :)
    no. 2

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  21. That is such a hard piece of news to get to grips with and to handle. I can understand the solace you find in your crafting. We all need something to throw ourselves into as a break fro some of the horrors that hit us. Thank you for your visit today and for your nice comments. Hope you have a good class this week. xx Maggie #16

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  22. Hi Janene
    Such lovely art journal pages. I'm sure sometimes we do our best work when there is something really tough going on in our lives. Hugs to you and your cousin. I am sure she appreciates your love and support.
    Lynda B # 34

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  23. Your journal pages are lovely, love the colours and a very good way to 'lose' yourself~Have a great crafty week!
    HaPPy WoYwW!!
    ((Lyn)) #52

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  24. Fabulous journal pages! My best to your cousin. So glad you hopped by. Happy WOYWW! Nan #19

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  25. wow Janene these are really lovely pages great work and love the Spotlight bargain too, gold paint - yum, well done.
    happy 200 WOYWW thanks for popping over, Shaz in oz.x #9

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  26. Hi Janene,

    I love your journal pages. I absolutely hate the "C" word. I lost my mother to colon cancer and just recently a good friend from lung cancer. It sounds like your cousin is a trooper, dealing with her disease with grace. Bless you both.

    Thanks for visiting me already. I'm slowly getting around to desks today.

    Happy WOYWW
    Kay (12)

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  27. PS I love your background. Did you do it yourself? I honestly need to personalize my blog a bit better....

    Kay

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  28. Love your journals. So personal and inspiring. Beautiful, beautiful work and prayers and blessings to your cousin. Thanks for stopping by my blog- looking forward to next week! xo

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  29. Hi, Janent, your journal pages are fantastic! Love the beautiful colors. Thank you for sharing.. ^_^

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  30. Hi Janene
    Its only my second week doing WOYWW. I'm late as I have had two huge busy days and just had no time to get to the computer. As well as when Julia posts the WOYWW post I am at work and its already in the evening here on Wednesday by then LOL. So today I am finally getting to some desks...sorry to hear about your hubby and cousin...some of us have harder journey's then other that is for sure. YES art is healing and OMG what healing gorgeous art you make. I really love all your journal work!!
    hugs
    Annette In Oz #74

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  31. Thank you for visiting me this week and making me feel better about my messy desk. ;) Hugs, SueC#94

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  32. Hi Janene
    I'm back again...thanks for the lovely comments regarding my mixed media cards on my blog. Also when you did leave a comment I realized you are from Oz too...glad to see :o)
    hugs
    Annette-waving from the Northern Territory where ever you are!!
    #74

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  33. Your desk is full of such interesting stash, I would love to sit down beside you and play with journaling. Your pages that you have shown are so awesome. You have shown a lot of emotion in each page. It seems that any form of art or crafting is very theraputic, and we are so fortunate to have some supplies to work with. Your cousin sounds like an angel, so glad you could spend some quality time together. Reminds me how important it is to enjoy each day with all those I love, thanks for that. Hugs Cathryn

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