Wednesday, December 29, 2010

WOYWW: New Year, New Journal

Here is my desk this morning,
after I made an entry into my journal.
As you can see, I am of the
push-back-and-pile school!

It is a good time to look back through the year
and count our blessings!
I have many, many blessings!
Family, friends, community.
The fact that I can think, remember, create,
walk by myself, breathe without a ventilator....
oh, too many to count!

I also count you, those who visit
and take the time to comment,
friends I've made,
and who inspire and encourage!
Sooo many blessings! My heart is full!

I know the new year, 2011,
will also bring an abundance of blessings,
challenges too!

And I have to prepare a new journal
to write them all down, for the current one
is down to its last page!
So below is my new journal.


I sewed signatures on to a piece of leather,
then glued the leather on to a cover
of a 2010 calendar after removing the springs.
Then on to the good part,
embellishing the cover.

See other desks and projects
on Julia's every Wednesday Blog party!

38 comments:

  1. Beautful journal. Very best wishes for the New Year & your new journal. Happy crafting. Gez.xx

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  2. Amen sister!
    I'm a push and pile girl myself... ; )
    Love the new journal and your last journal page!
    Take it easy
    Lotus

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  3. Love the new journal - happy new year to you, dear sister!

    Ramona
    http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

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  4. What a beautiful journal for a new year! Many blessings to you in 2011! Happy New Year! #4

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  5. You finished your journal! Your new one looks amazingly fantastic! I can't imagine the wonderful things you'll be able to enter! Happy New Year!

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  6. Beautiful journals you have there and lovely keepsakes too.
    Have a happy ,healthy new year
    hugs judex5

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  7. The "push-back-and pile" method works for me too..lol Gorgeous journal!

    Thanks for the peek and sharing, hugs Marjo #10

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  8. Push and pile people of the world unite! What a fabulous desk. Your journal is amazing. In fact, all your work is beautiful and inspiring. Thank you so much for sharing.

    Have a wonderful New Year.
    cheers, rachel #15

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  9. Yay to the push and pile! Love the journal!

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  10. Nice new journal to start the new year off! Thanks for sharing your space with us.

    I'm #20 on the WOYWW list this week. Stop by for a visit when you get a chance.

    Happy *almost* New Year!

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  11. Journals are my weakness, and yours are beautiful. There is nothing like the satisfaction of a fat completed journal and the beauty of a new pristine set of pages.

    Happy New Year, and happy journalling! Thanks for the peek at your pages.

    Bernie #17 (Fellow Push N Piler!)

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  12. Lovely stuff and like your style...everything out at once !!

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  13. A beautiful journal and it reinforces how much we all should give thanks for what we have and what has been given to us on a daily basis. Have a lovely new year.
    Sandra #29

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  14. Lovely pages and push back and pile doesn't stop you creating so go for it!
    Happy 2011
    JoZarty x

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  15. Great new journal, maybe i'll get around to doing one for myself next year!
    Happy WOYWW and wishing you a very happy new year
    hugs Minxy #33

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  16. Lovely journal
    Happy New year to you and yours

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  17. Hope your 2011 journal is full of joyous occasions.

    :)

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  18. Ooooh, I have a datebook I need to cover - thanks for the inspiration. Happy New Year. S #48

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  19. Beautiful Journal. Wishing you a Happy Creative 2011. Carol

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  20. What a lovely journal. It's lovely to record your feelings and count your blessings!!

    Happy 2011 to you.

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  21. Of course I love the journal, and I really like that you explained how you made it. I have been looking back over all the journal pages. This is one super art journal.

    I read about your MIL. I'm so sorry. Please accept my heartfelt sympathy.

    I hope 2011 brings more happiness, less sorrow, good health, and a continued art journey that inspires. I know you inspire me. Happy New Year.

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  22. I think we all do the push back until you have space as some point. Happy New Year. #64

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  23. I love this new journal, New Year This seems like a perfect start!
    xo,
    Amber #1

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  24. Push the pile is my way of cleaning; its the best. ;)
    Happy New Year.
    Carole #62

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  25. Your new journal is beautiful and just screaming out to be used. I so agree that we are blessed in so many ways and I wish you and yours a Very Good New Year. Elizabeth #57

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  26. Lovely old and new journals... Wonder if you write every day???
    Happy new year
    Frankie
    xx

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  27. Beautiful journal! I belong to the push and pile camp too :D. TFS!

    #16

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  28. What a gorgeous journal.
    Happy final WOYWW for 2010 and Happy 2011!
    Susan #13
    http://stamponme.blogspot.com/

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  29. What a wonderful keepsake: your 2010 journal! And a lovely one to start the new year with... Wishing you a healthy, creative year ahead! *smile*
    Thx for visiting!
    #6

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  30. My kind of desk!

    Except I'm up to the wall so if I need to push back any more I need a longer desk!

    Love your journal.

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  31. Loving the way you design your journal entries, instead of just writing! Very creative!

    Hope you have a wonderful New Year!

    Thanks for the peek!
    Tracey #86 :D

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  32. Beautiful Journal!

    Happy WOYWW and Happy New Year
    Sam xx #14

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  33. Oh great journal Patsy. I wish you continued blessings and really look forward to my weekly peek into your HeART works. Happy New Year.

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  34. A finished journal. I am afraid I would not be so dedicated. Good for you. The new one is beautiful. #75

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  35. End of one beautiful journal and onto another one - thanks for a sharing and have a great New Year ~ Nicky 38

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  36. lovely journal!!! you always inspire with your works!

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  37. Nice little desk and some amazing journals. They are very colourful and look mega-interesting.
    Sue xx 67

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I am so glad you dropped by! You are a blessing!
:^) Patsy