Monday, May 24, 2010

A Clean Slate

June page
A clean slate
May page
This is what my journal/planner looks like before I fill in each day.
I sit down every two weeks and collage/draw/paint on it
making sure I leave some space for writing each day.
I'll show you what it will look like after filling it all up.
Hope you have a great week!
Thanks Sofia for the beautiful bits from New Zealand
that are now part of my journal :)

45 Lovely Comments:

Blogger Christina said...

Beautiful! I love it.

5/24/2010 7:16 AM  
Blogger blue china studio said...

Just gorgeous! I really like the little banner you painted iwth the other little things hanging from it. Extremely charming!

5/24/2010 7:38 AM  
Blogger fabrik-BILDschön said...

i'm already curious, how it is gonna look like, after filling it all up...

greetings from germany

5/24/2010 7:44 AM  
Anonymous Rupa said...

Beautiful! It's fantastic that you have the talent and the opportunity to spend your days in an artful way! Many of us dream it, only a few are able to pull it off, so happy for you!

5/24/2010 8:13 AM  
Blogger kat said...

Just wonderful...each week, a piece of art. I'm in awe, becauase I freeze at the sight of 'the blank page' and procrastination would just paralyse me... Love it and so touched that you share it with us...

5/24/2010 8:36 AM  
Blogger Rebekah Leigh said...

Love it..your too good

5/24/2010 9:02 AM  
Blogger Beverly said...

Oh this is so inspiring. How wonderful you are.

5/24/2010 9:08 AM  
Blogger monkeyandsquirrel said...

that is fabulous! makes each day a little treasure :)

5/24/2010 9:23 AM  
Blogger BonnieH said...

Hi Sweet Geninne,
I love your work and follow you every day. I am so intrigued by your calendar collage/painting, I couldn't take my eyes off it! I studied it and studied it! WOW!

5/24/2010 9:57 AM  
Blogger Carola Zajdman said...

Qué lindo lindo !!!!

5/24/2010 10:43 AM  
Blogger Patti said...

Now that you are so well established, I am surprised you haven't published a year planner that resembles your journal pages yet. I can imagine many of your fans would love one. : )

5/24/2010 11:54 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Beautiful like every post! And thank you so much for reminding me of some very beautiful old stamps - from New Zealand and many other countries - I have... somewhere...

5/24/2010 11:55 AM  
Blogger Anna said...

I love this. It's so colorful and inspiring.

5/24/2010 12:35 PM  
Blogger Martina said...

I absolutely love your drawings! And your journals are so inspirational!!!! Love that sticker on Sunday 30th- Duben Mesic lesu (it's in my language :)) )

5/24/2010 1:17 PM  
Anonymous The Design Dish said...

Your work is amazing. I was just wondering, I don't know if you can change this, but I think all of your files on the blog are very large becuase whenever I go on it takes a very long time to load all of the photos!
Thanks! Keep the great work up!
The Design Dish

5/24/2010 2:24 PM  
Anonymous the muse of the day said...

To write on such beautiful work would make me nervous, but perhaps if I just new I was going to write all over it , I wouldn't fret so much over what to paint in there in the first place. Got to give it a try.

5/24/2010 2:35 PM  
Anonymous Dasha said...

Greeting from Czech! Did you know tjat the green stamp with trees is apparently Czech? So if you ever wondered what DUBEN MĚSÍC LESŮ means, it is April, the month of forest. Next time, you can use it for April! :)
Your journal pages are always inspiring.

5/24/2010 2:37 PM  
Blogger Briana said...

You are so amazing. I love planners/journals. Thanks for sharing yours!

5/24/2010 4:04 PM  
Anonymous Angela said...

I am an aspiring artist. I find your work so beautiful. I was wondering about your process for making your gorgeous and inspiring journals. Thanks for sharing!

5/24/2010 4:38 PM  
Blogger Vivika said...

Great idea... now I'll have to add that to my "to-do" list...

5/24/2010 5:55 PM  
Blogger Feather said...

what kind of journal do you use? i've been searching back posts to see more journal pages. i love these. very inspiring.

5/24/2010 8:01 PM  
Blogger Multiductus said...

It's amazing how you can find the time to decorate your journal that way. It's fantastic!

5/25/2010 12:35 AM  
Blogger naomi orana said...

What a beautiful way to greet every day :)

5/25/2010 1:24 AM  
Anonymous sarah said...

I find your work so inspiring.Thank you for sharing.

5/25/2010 4:35 AM  
Anonymous Lucy Patterson HANDS-ON said...

Wow! So much to love on that page. The bunting, the birds singing, the use of stamps and tickets... And you have the most enviably cool handwriting! Totally inspiring : )

5/25/2010 4:44 AM  
Blogger 'odd and old' Linda Dacey said...

What a groovy gal you are with oodles of creativity! merci x

5/25/2010 5:16 AM  
Blogger Sara said...

How very beautiful! I'm all inspired to go and pre-beautify my own planner now. :)

5/25/2010 6:11 AM  
Blogger **WE BLOG ARTISTS** said...

I too think I will start making my weekly planners special...not sure when I'll find the time.
Perhaps I can get our girls into it too.
LOVELY geninne...truly inspiring!

5/25/2010 6:46 AM  
Blogger Alette said...

I would love to see the planner when it is all finished, I love those books with all the written and drawed on papers :)
How do you attach the papers in the planner?


5/25/2010 6:59 AM  
Anonymous Leonie said...

You couldn't help but look forward to a week if it looks this pretty even before it's started! :)

I only recently stumbled across your blog and I've completely forgotten how I got here, but one thing's for sure, I won't be leaving anytime soon! Inspired by your illustrations I got out my watercolours for the first time in months and thorougly enjoyed it. Thank you! :)

5/25/2010 7:24 AM  
Blogger Jillian Frances said...

I love all of you work, but the planner pages you have shared are my favorites. I am truly inspired by you to get back to visual journaling.

5/25/2010 8:06 AM  
Blogger Mlle Paradis said...

lovely idea to keep oneself limber! not that you need it!

5/25/2010 8:20 AM  
Blogger Eden said...

What a beautiful planner!! I'm so nosey and can't wait to see it filled up!!! It'll be quite interesting and beautiful I'm sure :D

5/25/2010 4:41 PM  
Anonymous Lasso the Moon said...

Incredibly inspiring, as always. Thanks again for sharing these beauties with us.

5/25/2010 6:04 PM  
Blogger Margie Oomen said...

i think this might be what the bouquets look like in heaven geninne

5/26/2010 6:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DUBEN MESIC LESU...... where did you get that, is it a stamp? I always love seeing things in my maternal language!

5/28/2010 11:33 PM  
Anonymous kimberly shaw said...

Your journal is such an inspiration!

5/30/2010 7:22 PM  
Anonymous Lasso the Moon said...

Perfection, as always!

6/09/2010 2:00 PM  
Blogger øientrøst said...

Nydelig! (= lovely! in norwegian) I'm inspired:-)

6/15/2010 12:42 PM  
Blogger Marie said...

Wa! The book wrapper is from my country (Czech republic) and title is: April, month of the woods :-)

7/01/2010 8:34 PM  
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Just wonderful...each week, a piece of art. I'm in awe, becauase I freeze at the sight of 'the blank page' and procrastination would just paralyse me... Love it and so touched that you share it with us...
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10/22/2010 4:28 AM  
Anonymous libusa said...

hi, this is some words in czech language here on this picture. do you know what does it mean? it is: april, the month of woods :-) have a nice day, L.

7/19/2011 4:44 AM  
Anonymous libusa said...

I am sorry, I am too late to translate duben mesic lesu :-). Your blog is fantastic, good work, thak you for ilustrations.

7/19/2011 4:50 AM  
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This is just beautiful! So inspiring!

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