Falcon Travelers

Dutch Design Leather, Est 2013

Finally I was able to work on Jessica’s Art Journal for the Round Robin, hosted by Tracy and finish the last spread.

January and the start of february have not been very good for doing any kind of creative and/or crafty stuff. Somewhere in november I started getting pains in my left hand. More specifically my thumb. By mid january I wasn’t able to use my hand in a normal way anymore without feeling like someone was driving a knife through my thumb. According to my docter this could only be resolved by surgery and luckily this could be scheduled fairly quickly, at the beginning of february.

I’m glad to say that surgery went well and my thumb is healing nicely and I am able to use it again.
The first thing I did, after I felt I was able to use it again (and the stitches were removed), was to finish some backorders of Traveler’s Notebooks and inserts for my shop. I am very grateful for everybody being so very patient with me.

The next thing I did was finish the second spread in Jessica’s journal and make photo’s of the spread I did before. Honestly, it’s much easier making photo’s with two hands in stead of one =)… also, I found, typing is a lot easier with my usual “two finger” system. The one finger (one hand) system wasn’t really working for me.

Since this post would otherwise be far to long and picture heavy, I will do a seperate post for each of the two spreads.

As you can see both spreads are quite different. The first one is made with my goto medium, acrylic paints. For the second one I chose to do something different and I went with aquarel paints.

I’ve been having a lot of fun working in Jessica’s beautiful journal. I love working in all these different journals and, I think, I am almost over my fear of doing something wrong in someone else’s book.
It’s like they say, there’s no right or wrong in art journalling =)

Thank you for watching and I wish you all a wonderful weekend.

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12 thoughts on “Another Round Robin Journal on it’s way

  1. EVA says:

    Hope you heal quickly! These are gorgeous pages! Looking forward to seeing more.


  2. Sarah Trumpp says:

    VERY nice pages!! I really dig all of the details and the color choices.. fabulous. 😀 Heal up well!!


  3. Cindy D. says:

    These are beautiful, wow! Hooray for getting your thumb use back!


  4. Linda says:

    love your journal pages! So glad your thumb is mended and you have both hands to art with again.


  5. ~Rasz~ says:

    Wow! They really wrapped you up for your thumb. So glad you are on the mend and being able to start creating again. Both pages look like you are doing awesome while recovering. I'd be SO scared to do a page in someone else's book, YIKES! Have a wonderful week, Rasz


  6. Netty says:

    wow I love your gorgeous pages. Its good to know you are healing well.

    Happy PPF, Annette x



  7. Margik says:

    Hope you heal quickly. Love your amazing pages. Great work!


  8. Tracy says:

    They look beautiful, Monique. Glad to hear your hand is healing 🙂
    I think that, by the end of the round robin, I, too, might just about have got over the trepidation of working in someone else's journal. For some reason it's so easy to just throw the paint around on my own journal but there is a definite hesitation when it comes to messing about in someone else's.


  9. I think your work is amazing – I love my glimpses of both spreads. I hope you gcontinue to heal – we aren't much good without those thumbs!


  10. Giggles says:

    Gorgeous glimpse into you pages!!…. I hope you are completely healed very quickly!

    Hugs Giggles


  11. Tameko says:

    Wonderful colorful pages….Hope you have a smooth recovery!


  12. Annabelle says:

    Both pages are gorgeous in their own way. Very nice work.
    Wishing you a quick recovery.

    Annabelle : )


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