March 30, 2010

Crowabout Journal Project

Beautiful Dreamer
5"x7" Journal Page
Front & Back


I've been waiting and waiting to share this post with you - and now that I've received my gorgeous completed journal I finally can! Last fall I took an on-line Crowabout journal class hosted by Nancy Baumiller. We had such a fun time in class that we didn't want it to end.

With that thought in mind, we collaborated on a journal. The subject was "Collage Dreams on Paper", and each artist was to contribute a page (both front and back containing artist info). After the pages were complete, one of the artists (Thank you Susan!), bound the journals and all of the assorted pages. My contribution is the "Beautiful Dreamer" (seen above).

Imagine me doing the "happy dance" when I found the journal in my post last week! It's absolutely brimming with creativity, color and awesome images.



It's so interesting to see each artist's interpretation of the same theme. And, of course, each page has that special Crowabout "look".


Thought you might like a sneak peek inside this fabulous journal. We had a ton of fun putting this project together, and I personally couldn't wait to see the results.


This keepsake was well worth the wait! These pictures are just a tiny taste of the eye candy that's inside.


My heartfelt "thanks" to each of the contributing artists for this wonderful treasure!

Hope you have an art-filled day!

40 comments:

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Beautiful Beautiful Dreamer both front and back dear Terri, the colors and design call for more than one look that's for sure!!!
What a treasure of a collaboration this lovely book is...thank you for the peeks!
It all looks fabulous!
oxo

Trudi Sissons - Two Dresses Studio said...

I bet you must have just sat and stared and stared ! What a gorgeous book and I especially love your covers.

Barb said...

OMG, what a fantastic project and a treasure to keep. Thanks for sharing with us.

peggy said...

awesome! what a wonderful project!

Amy said...

WOW..what a stunner of a journal. The images are just brilliant..it reminds me of a rainbow of life!! I just adore your vibrant imagery and artistry..the book is really grand..I just love seeing it Terri!!

indybev said...

WOW WOW WOW! Thanks so much for sharing this, Terri. What a collection of talent. Wish I could see it "in person"!

Peggy Alborn said...

That's incredible! How can you put it down? What an honor to be a part of something so creative!

Marilyn Rock said...

WOWSA! I'm so glad you shared this journal with us - thank you! It's jam-packed with beautiful art. What colors, images - gorgeous book and I'd be going through it constantly! Lots of work but so worth it! Beautiful!!!!!!! Kudos to you and all! xxoo

Diane said...

Yes, it must be so fun just to keep looking at every page and finding something new that didn't seem to be there when you looked before--so much eye candy!

Healing Woman said...

Terri, I don't want to get too excited because viewing your fabulous journal makes me want to start or participate in a trade of my own..but...no time so I must enjoy vicariously! I can imagine how excited you were going to the mailbox and spotting it there. So fun to receive gifts in the mail and this one in particular is a delight!

Lynn said...

Oh my goodness, what a joy it must be to actual have this journal in your hands and savor every page, thank you so much for sharing some of it with us, it truly is an inspiration, and your Beautiful Dreamer pages are to die for, you are one extremely talented woman and I am proud to be your friend :)
Happy Tuesday,
Lynn

Ozstuff said...

Beautiful Dreamer - now I can't get the old Stephen Foster song out of my head. Your art journal page is beyond beautiful, as are all the goodies that follow. What a feast for your fans!! Terri, you are a legend. (That is a time-worn Aussie compliment of the highest order.)

Lori said...

Wow, wow, and WOW! This is a stunning piece of ART! What a treasure to have!

Bevie said...

Oh Terri this is awesome...wow I should have taken that class with Nancy too...what fun you all much of had...(((hugs)))

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Lorraine @ creativedaily said...

Beautiful dreamer turned out fabulous and the entire book - incredible!

Diana Evans said...

oh Terri!!! this spread is so beautiful and colorful and fun....thank you for sharing all these shots...your work always makes me smile!!!

peggy gatto said...

I can tell the artists participating in your journal did "art from the heart", so carefully!
A lovely book and I adore the covers!

Martina2801 said...

Terri, I love your artwork! It's awesome, I'm just amazed at your creativity and your creations :) BRAVISSIMO !!!!

Distressing Delilah a.k.a. jenn said...

What absolutely adorable artwork!!!!

Birgit said...

Wonderful artworks again Terri.
Wish you a Happy Easter!!!
xoxo Birgit

Kimmie said...

Terri! that is just fantastic!!!!! you will keep that forever!!!!

Debby said...

Hi Terri, I adore your Beautiful Dreamer, absolutely gorgeous and you must be over the moon with this treasure, full of such wonderful artwork. I love everything you have shared with us, stunning.
Debby

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What an awesome book and page (front and back) by you. Your color choices are amazing. Looks like you have a lot of inspiration to look at. What a wonderful memento.

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Kymberly said...

Absolutely gorgeous! What a treasure! The colors and the art work is just beautiful! A lot of creativity and talent went into this lovely journal! Thanks for sharing!

Barbara Hagerty said...

Terri, this is beyond words fabulous!! I want to see more!!!! I can't wait to take one of Nancy's classes! This journal is such a treasure!!! XOXO

LiveArt said...

Your Dreamer is soooo wonderfully beautiful I'm lost for words :) Which I'm pretty used to after many visits to your blog to see your wonderful work. You are such an inspiration and I'm so grateful to have the opportunity to follow your work online :) Your pieces are filled with love and beauty and they warm my heart!! Thank you so much Terri, for sharing :)

Your wonderful crowabout journal is gorgeous and such a treasure. It's wonderful to own such eyecandy and I'm so happy for you :)

Wishing you and yours a wonderful, creative and blessed easter and spring :))

Hugs,
Linda

johanna said...

what a treasure you have in your hands now!! something to cherish forever!!

julie Haymaker thompson said...

OH Terri This is a treasure!!! Beyond Amazing I am just loving the images !!! I truely mean it" Something to truely crow about"

Cathy Spivey Mendola said...

WOW! What a fabulous project you girls put together. I know how much fun it is when you collaborate with a group of talented folks and finally get the finished product. It's such a great surprise! Love your page! Beautiful artwork as always.
Have a great rest of the week.
xoxo
cathy

Janny said...

Great project, love your pages!

Lori Saul said...

Fantastic book and what a collection of beautiful art pages Terri- a treat for the eye and senses!

Marit said...

WOWZAH... this is beyond stunning!!! Amazing journal... some treasure!!!

Julia said...

What a BEAUTY!! So much loveliness to look at!

Susan Sager Brown said...

Wow what a stunning piece, artwork of the highest caliber!! xoSusan

Betzie said...

Ohhh my goodness, what a gorgeous book and I love your contribution!!! Wish I had known about it!!! Great work...xoxo

Janine said...

This journal- pages look more than fantastic.
I love the fibrant colours and all the pretty details.
That is so beautiful.

Taluula said...

Woohoo this beautiful collaborative journal is sooooooo wonderful Terri, it's making my mouth water flipping through the virtual pages. A treasure to treasure my friend and I especially love your Dreamer too.

robyn said...

amazing talents you all have. can it be purchased and can the art works put in it be purchased?re

Elizabeth Golden said...

Well lucky lucky you! What a treasure! Thank you so much for sharing!

susi said...

it surely was a blast to do the class and then to see the results. so glad to have been a part!