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Sunday, 24 August 2014

Journey Journalling

Hello all!  Yes, the passport arrived with the visa in just in time, and so later today I should be on my way to the Big Apple!  If I remember to take some photos, I'll share my "minimal" travelling stash with you at some point. I couldn't get it down to less than about a quarter of the suitcase - but who needs clothes?!


It's been a pretty hectic time here, and I've been living on a bubble of anxiety for several weeks... but now it's time for that to change to bubbles of positivity.  The adventure begins.

Over at The Artistic Stamper today I'm sharing some journalling done in the midst of the chaos, when I just needed to be gentle with myself.

But looking at it today I can suddenly see that it's all about the butterfly taking flight, off into the wild blue yonder... so how appropriate that it turns out to be due for posting today!

I hope you'll have time to pop over and take a look.  I always love to hear what you think.  And once I'm safely landed and settled in, I'll be able to get back in the swing of some proper visiting in Craftyblogland.

Have a wonderful Sunday everybody!


Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.
Leonardo da Vinci

If God had really intended men to fly, he'd make it easier to get to the airport.
George Winters

35 comments:

massofhair said...

Hope you have arrived safe in New York Alison, so exciting to know your Adventure has begun, do enjoy every breathe and every step...

Your journal pages are stunning, love the combination of colours and the coffee/tea stained tags are awesome. Can see why you needed the grass.

I can imagine laying down under this sky and seeing the clouds turn into tag shapes with your text and words on them floating by reminding me how amazing your ArT is.

Have fun, meanwhile thank you for such spectacular inspiration:-) xxx

Dots Dabbles said...

Safe travels Alison...sooo exciting!!! I can't wait to hear about and see some pics.
Your calmness comes through loud and clear with this journalling with the butterflies and the soft colours. So beautiful.

Marci said...

Beautiful pages, love the soft blues. Have a good trip, and welcome to the USA. Hope everyone is nice to you.

Rita said...

Safe Journey my friend. Love your journal pages and I hope you find great things to fill it. Mine is still on the to do list. Hugs Rita xxx

Annie said...

hi Alison...so glad that your passport arrived....I can only imagine how you were feeling, but that aside how exciting as you head on this fabulous adventure to NY. I look forward to hearing your stories and what a great time you will have at Michael's and Joanna's :-)
Just popping over to view your gorgeous make

Take care

Annie x

Astrid Maclean said...

Safe travels and enjoy every moment!!

Shall be off to look at the journal in a moment. Hope the weather stays nice, Fall in the States can be so wonderful, feeling jealous, though I guess you won't have much time to get out and about...

Sue C said...

Safe journey Alison look forward to hearing all about your adventure to the Big Apple! Off to take a look at your journal page now. Sue C x

isisimaginings.com said...

I shall go & look now. Hope you had a safe journey.

chrissies said...

Beautiful pages with a definite reflection of your life today.

Hope all goes really and that you have a wonderful time.

Love Chrissie x

Shirley Chillman said...

Come back safely Alison and share all those wonderful memories with us. Fabulous page but not half as fabulous as your adventure.

Like Astrid soooooo sooooo jealous sweets x x

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
ShirlsCards.

House of Bears said...

Have a wonderful trip. You're right, stash is far more important than clothes.

Anneke said...

Beautiful page. The effect is amazing. Wonderful very inspiring Anneke.

Evelyn Walter said...

I wish you a safe and comfortable journey - and have the best time ever! I hope you´ll find time to visit not only crafty land and I´m looking forward to see some pictures from the big apple!
Hugs
Evelyn
oh, and your journal pages are beautiful of course!

Meggymay said...

Have a safe journey and enjoy your stay in NY. Off to see the rest of this super project.
Yvonne

Dorthe said...

Beautiful pages, dear Alison, and a wonderful new adventure for you in New York , I wish you a fantastic time- take care.
Thank you so much for your kindest comment, yesterday, my friend.
Dorthe, xoxo

Redanne said...

Hi Alison, I guess you will be there now, hope the flight was a good one and that you have a fantastic time! Off to see your creation now..... Anne xx

Mrs.B said...

Safe journey Alison and I'm sure you will enjoy your big adventure.
Just popped over to take a proper look at this fabulous page, and very apt.
Avril xx

Paper Profusion said...

Sending you my very best wishes Alison for the most amazing and fun filled trip ever! You lucky duck! Enjoy it all. Nicola x

cathylynn said...

Have a safe and enjoyable trip to the USA. I'm off for a better look of this interesting post.
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Jennie Atkinson said...

Fabulous pages Alison. Have a safe trip and enjoy yourself in NY - can't wait to hear all about it x

Jennie Atkinson said...

Fabulous pages Alison. Have a safe trip and enjoy yourself in NY - can't wait to hear all about it x

May said...

Safe journey Alison... enjoy!!! Stunning pages....Hugs May x x

Buttons said...

A beautiful way of building up the layers and keeping those butterflies and the text intact. Hope you had a safe journey and find your feet asap. Jenny x

Helen said...

Hope you've landed safely and enjoy your fabulous new adventure! Looking forward to hearing all about how it's going and seeing some Stateside Words and Pictures, lol!!

craftytrog said...

They are indeed beautiful, calming pages Alison!
Have a good trip, see you soon.
Alison xxx

Nikki Acton said...

Wonderful as ever. Hope you have arrived safely! Nikki xxx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Lovely calming pages, so glad you found time to do this! Hope you are settling in by now - have fun ( I know it's work but…NEW YORK!!) Chrisxx

Cathy L. Calamas said...

Popped over and took a peek a your peaceful journal pages. Hope your week has been fantastic in NYC.

Anke said...

WOW WOW WOW Alison I love your pages, absolutely stunning.

Hugs
Anke

Julie Ann Lee said...

It must have been such a relief when your passport arrived and you could flex those wings for flight. I love your second quote here: very funny. The journal spread looks wonderful too. I'm off to see it at AS in all its glory! Julie Ann xx

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

So interesting that this conveys your life at the moment even though you were not conscious of that at the time of working on this journal page.
Wishes
Lynne

Dianne said...

Oh Alison, you will have a wonderful busy time, you will be a wonderful addition there, you will knock their socks off, what ever you do, just have fun and a safe trip, I'm off to see the journal page, love it already :O)....

Dianne said...

I'm in love with the whole process and the end creation, it's perfect for what is going on in your life, you will create an amazing journey, ((( HUGE HUGS )))) my friend....

Vintagelady said...

This is amazing! Never seen anything like it, brilliant and beautiful! Hugs, Kerstin

Kezzy said...

Wow such a gorgeous awesome journal page, I love it's softness with the butterflies and background then the pop of vivid green. Seems I'm late commenting I assume you did get there ok lol, what a wonderful opportunity wow. Happy Creating :-) Kezzy xxx