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Not sure why it’s taken me so long to post this spread as it’s the second one done in my Season of Play altered book. It’s born out of @vineandthistle tutorial on playing the journaling dice game. Using her list of 24 prompts, I narrowed it down to 12 🤪 and used two different looking dice and labeled the prompts 1-6 for each dice....
and down I went, roll after roll, layer after layer, until I came out the other end with this 💃🏻

I loved the different level of “intuitive” creation that arose working this way and will very likely play again and again!



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Still playing with floral-heads in my altered book for Season of Play. Also, #scribbles ❣️

Have you ever noticed that some flowers look kind of grumpy?! Or moody?!

Whether you interpret this page as optimistic or pessimistic, “I am who I am” remains steadfast and in your face.

#scribble
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Ive started to rely on this portable art studio / big ass home travel kit. It’s really made making less of a Big Thing and something that I can grab quickly while T’s changing a nappy or while homeboy is napping. I’ve had my Ikea RASKOG for ages but only after seeing the way @diekleineriet did it, did it really speak to me. I keep in it: 🌸 journals I’m currently working on (spot the Get Messy season of Story altered journal, Elliot journals, Silva Rerum, my planning and ideas large Moleskines), 🌸 things I’m focused on (NYC and SF Moleskines, #100daysofallaboutme) 🌸 supplies I want to get better at (Tim Holtz washi tape that I fell in love with even though I never use washi, Distress Oxide that’s on my desk, stamped labels from @papierprojekt) 🌸 go to supplies (bookbinding, scissors etc) 🌸 a selection of ephemera to play with

Do you have a system like this? Let’s learn from each other!

Friend or foe, monster or no? This Being arose from the playful ink experimentations done previously and decided to have friends along... the skulls are from a handmade stamp I made 😍 I’m finally stamp carving! (Thanks @lindsalita for the erasers 😘)
Thanks @divsy for the prompt❣️
And thanks @sjrondon for the stamp tutorial❣️



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The Kindness Zine (Part 2 of 2)❣️

Like I said last post:
I fully dived into the “no rules” and collaborating on each other’s pages and tried to put at least a mark on each page. I was the 3rd person to get this special journal from the @zinesquad ( @dansmoncrane @studio.katie @juliacusworth ). ✨
Molly, I’m so glad you love your zine 😘😘😘 @mkranthony You are an amazing person and you are loved 💋 OMG, it was soooooo hard not to spill the beans about this when we did our hangout 🤪

So here are the rest of the Kindness Zine pages and I will comment on the marks I added. So, these are basically Vanessa’s and Katie’s pages I added to 😵 I will admit, it was very very intimidating to be adding to these pages though! ✨
Pic 1) This lovely cover was so pretty, all I added were the two white feathers and the ‘YOU.”

Pic 2) I added this red and black deli paper I had painted/stamped. I kind of use this a lot in my work lately.

Pic 3&4) again, not adding much, just the blue butterfly flight path, the colourful zebra sticker, and on the flip side of that—the colour and quote.

Pic 5) I added the washi tape and the blue sky/cloudy thing

Pic 6) The page on the right: I added the green vines hoping to tie the two pages together. But the left page. Um, so, this gorgeous page on the left was added to by me and I really don’t want to admit it—I was going to cover up the gold-paint-flower thing created from a piece of trash (stamping with it) but I was afraid of ruining this page even more 😞.

Pic 7) From security envelopes, I fashioned what I hoped were two feathers but may be interpreted as leaves 😂

Pic 8) some silver gel pen in the upper left and the little quote in green along the torn edge of the plant collage element

Pic 9) Back cover: the quote along the border and the lips sticker in the lower right

Thank you @zinesquad I had so much fun. I was so honored to be part of this project!


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The Kindness Zine (Part 1 of 2)❣️

A while back I was honoured to be asked by the @zinesquad to participate in a very special zine for @mkranthony called the Kindness Zine. 💃🏻 Oh yeah❣️ Of course I jumped at the opportunity to work with these awesome ladies ( @dansmoncrane @studio.katie and @juliacusworth ) to create a zine for the amazing and kind @mkranthony 😍😘

I fully dived into the “no rules” and collaborating on each other’s pages and tried to put at least a mark on each page. I was the 3rd person to get the journal! ✨
First, I am showing the main pages I created before passing along to @juliacusworth to be added to or left as is.

Pic 1) These two pages I did. The one on the left is a tribute to White Duck and the text paper is from a Romanian book. The one on the right has a copy of an old family photo of my Great Aunt and her friend horseback riding in Vancouver, Canada. I knew I had to include at least one horse for you @mkranthony 😘

Pic 2) Yup, I’m a bit redundant or, rather, repetitive. A much more colourful duck page. There’s room for you to add your own marks to this spread Molly, if you wish (I don’t think Julia added to it)!

Pic 3 & 4) A flap page that I added with the whimsical pages from a repurposed children’s book page (actually these were some ephemera received but I’m blanking from whom—was it you Molly? Lol 🤦‍♀️). A bit on the simple side, but I was leaving room for others to contribute—kind of forgetting there was only one more person left 😂


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I know the Botanical 5 day Challenge is over @getmessyartjournal but I thought I’d still share my first attempt at the shadow tracing. Of course I didn’t do it the easy way! Nope, had to choose a journal that won’t lie flat and must hold the “flower” item in one hand while drawing with the other while the paper moves slightly underneath 🤦‍♀️
Ah well, still fun and it was interesting using the white Uni-ball signo pen I got with the Pentalic Traveler Black Paper Pocket Journal as part of my very first box from @wellinkedbox 🇨🇦 I may even make a special post just for this box since it is my very first...we will see if I get my act together 😂



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My bouquet of flowers for the #gmbotanicals challenge is dedicated to all those without Mothers and those with difficult Mother-relationships. As is it Mother’s Day weekend here in Canada, I just want to send out some special love to those who have troubles with this ‘holiday’ in any way. ✨



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You know those days when you just feel too prickly and you want to break something...but don’t dare because then you’d have to bother to clean it up at some point?
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I really don’t think @vineandthistle had this kind of idea for the new @getmessyartjournal challenge proposed for her new Botanicals class 😂 #gmbotanicals

But this is my take on the flower-head animal/people prompt for day one. It’s five days long and the third day is already posted—check out the Get Messy ( @getmessyartjournal ) account if you’re interested in the challenge or the class!

PS. Thank you @artandsoulcindy for the dylusions paint pens! I used them for the fire 🔥
PPS. Thank you Amanda Grace @amandajgrace for upping my scribble game (loved the interview session she did for Sketchbook Revival with @karenabend ) #sketchbookrevival

Off to do more botanical play in my altered Season of Play journal 🤫



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I wish it was this easy. But yes I love this page! #Repost @kuma_crossing with @get_repost
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Don’t go it alone! Another page in the collab with @artandsoulcindy where she did the background and I worked on top! ✨
This was inspired by the ever illuminating Dark Days Tarot ( @darkdaystarot ) and specifically the Two of Cups (swipe to check it out).



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Don’t go it alone! Another page in the collab with @artandsoulcindy where she did the background and I worked on top! ✨
This was inspired by the ever illuminating Dark Days Tarot ( @darkdaystarot ) and specifically the Two of Cups (swipe to check it out).



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The journey through tarot continues with the intriguing deck by @darkdaystarot and witnessed within @artandsoulcindy journal. Working on Cindy’s pink background, lent itself well to the interpretation that the High Priestess found Herself in my spread. Perhaps not terribly flattering, nonetheless...this is my page.

PS. I hear supplies are getting low for this wonderful deck, so if you’re interested you best get it soon 😉



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Fire and Water. 🔥🌊 Always. Right now, at least, for this 🌎sign. ✨
Just hanging out with the super fabulous #darkdaystarot and specifically the Knight of Pentacles, pondering the mysteries of the Universe❣️



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The Chariot. It’s fascinating what can happen when one dwells upon a single cards for a bit, especially after one finds out it is a defining life card 🤔

Thanks @artandsoulcindy for taking me on this journey which has been so special to me 😘

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