I'm giving a workshop this Saturday on "Creative Faith Journalling". I started doing this a few years ago and it's helped me "see God" during my prayer time. He's my collaborator, my partner, my companion. Adding collage, drawings, etc. to my journalling, has enriched my time with the Lord, -I've been wanting to share about it. It's like my father and I have a scrapbook of our times together, and I can enjoy the journey again as I read my entries and look at the pictures. "Like father, like daughter"- like my Father, I enjoy creating, and I can say, "It is very good!"
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Look what I've been busy with the past days- two friends of mine had birthdays and I embellished the covers of these journals for them. I used different kinds of paper and fabric- wall paper, fabric glued on paper, paper on which I encoded poems and colored with acrylic and lastly, handmade paper. I cut up the paper and fabric into flowers, leaves, and flourishes. Then I made it into a collage, attached buttons, and stamped letters. It was a lot of fun to make and I'm sure my friends will appreciate them.
Here's a scrapbook page about the New Year's Day our family spent drawing. It's a great activity especially with the kids. We did mostly portraits of each other, and it's wonderful to look at the work we did that day. Robert, my brother, who is a graphic artist, shared some tips with the kids. I like using hands in my scrapbook pages, and I usually save magazine pages with hands and other body parts.
I've been scrapbooking ever since I was young but I'm the type who puts the 'scrap' into the scrapbooking because I use magazine illustrations, and cut out letters, frames, words instead of buying materials! I also use vintage fabric and glue it on paper with half and half white glue and water. That makes the material easy to cut and I use this a lot for flowers and flourishes and swirls. Here's a collage picture of my dad, my son and my niece.
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Welcome to my blog HeARTworks! Greetings from the Philippines! My name is Patsy and I've been married for 19 years to a man with a good heart. We have one son who is as funny as his dad. I have been working in our family business, papemelroti, since I was 11. When I get home from work, I stay in my craft room and make collages, scrapbook layouts, ATCs, and think of ways to re-use things normal people would throw away. I would be happy for you to use anything on my blog, but please link to me and leave me a comment. I want to be passionate about God's passions so I also made a blog, Hebrews 13:3, about our service in the QC Jail.