'I like' Friday, Art Journaling, Creativity
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‘I Like’ Friday

Lots of things to like this fine Friday!


A modest trip to Art Mart to get some book tape.  Came out with deep violet high flow acrylic, gold fluid acrylic a new sepia pen and a Jon Snow key chain (for my teen).  Any art shop which sells Funko Pop key chains has my vote!


Moon phase stickers from Stickerdoodles.


I keep borrowing this fabulous book from the library, it might be time to buy it!


Stunning cigarette cards from the gorgeous shop of Beets and Birch.  I adore these cards as I already have lots which my grandma gave me.  Mine are a mix of tea cards and cigarette cards. They were given away in each pack of tea or cigarettes until the 1970’s I think.  Grandma kept all hers and gave them to me in the 1980’s carefully kept in a ‘British Home Stores’ bag! I am very pleased to have these cards to add to my collection.


The new Art Journaling magazine has two of my Get Messy friends inside it’s covers (not literally, just their work…!).  Torrie of Fox and Hazel and Karen Gaunt both of who are such inspiring artists and always generous in sharing knowledge and ideas.


I am really enjoying the Fluid Art class from Amy Maricle of Mindful Art Studio. So far I am still addicted to making little discs of colour and movement.  I have my white pens at the ready to work into some circles with doodles and drawings.  I keep my discs in an old Golden Virginia tin just like my Grandad used to have when I was a kid.  I would wash them out and store my treasures in them!



Finally I dissected this book so that I can give it new life as a sketchbook.  The book tape in the first photo will strengthen the spine so I can sew in some mixed paper signatures and use it as my next art journal.

What have you been liking this Friday?

Happy Friday x




  1. Gosh, I love the wind blown leaf page. What a gorgeous illustration! I would feel inspired every time I opened it!

  2. Clare – I just love how you present everything – so quaint and creative. I love what you are doing with the Fluid Art class too. XO Amy

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