Wednesday 16 January 2019

Art Therapy!

It feels like confession time. I haven't posted on my blog for almost 3 months.
I seem to have lost the plot lately and then flu over Christmas knocked me for six!
Anyway, today, I got out my much neglected repurposed old annual and set to!

Gosh, it was hard work at first as I applied layer after layer of writing, fragile papers, paint, and stamping.
It was soothing, but it just didn't feel right!
So, I kept going in the style of the wonderful artist that is Laly Mille. it gradually began to speak to me as I gained confidence!
This picture shows some of the layers including some scratching into the paint.

I chose some pictures from one of my favourite magazines and words that just chose themselves.
There are lots of stamps in my background but to finish off I chose some hearts by Emma Godfrey for PaperArtsy.
So, the whole process felt like soothing balm, or therapy, as in my title!

If I can remember how to link this to a challenge then I would like to enter this months' challenge on
A Vintage Journey. The reason that I am joining in again after ages is that I was really inspired by the beautiful work from the Design team, particularly Astrid, Alison and Brenda!


  1. Stunning page. Absolutely wonderful. Sorry to hear you haven't been well but so so pleased you've got your mojo back.

    1. Thanks Miriam. Lots of inspiration out there. Just needed a jump start! Xx

  2. How lovely Hazel, you can see Laly”s influences which you have made into your very own. Beautiful page. Hugs Debsxx

  3. beautiful pages and well come back Hazel!! xx

  4. Welcome back Hazel and oh boy what a return with this beautiful spread. The layers and gentle colours are delightful and I can see and feel the calmness it evokes. I’m so glad you’re feeling better and that you found AVJ and that our projects helped inspire you, thank you for the mention, that’s very special and thank you for linking. Looking forward to seeing more of your wonderful and creative makes. Huge hugs and happy new year xxx

  5. Oh hurrah - so happy to see you back here creating. Sorry to hear about the flu - I got knocked sideways for Christmas too... just stopped coughing yesterday.

    What a glorious page to return with. It may have felt like pulling teeth to start with, but my word I've got a beaming smile now as I sit looking at all those lovely layers and delicate colours, subtle images and thoughtful words. I hope this will be the start of lots of 2019 creativity from you. It's great to have you joining us on A Vintage Journey too, of course.
    Alison x

  6. This is beautiful Hazel, and such a gentle piece. I know how you feel about the flu, it just makes you so miserable - nothing is any fun, so I hope you're over that! Have a fun week, Sue xx

  7. What beautiful pages you created here Hazel - looks like you found your way back with this lovely design and stamped hearts! thanks for sharing with us at A Vintage Journey! xx

  8. Beautiful Hazel, love your colour palette and how you incorporated all of those lovely stamps, thanks so much for joining us at A Vintage Journey for our Put Your Stamp On It challenge! Deb xo

  9. Just................STUNNING! After a long break during which you were definitely missed, you are back with such beautiful pages. Gosh, you packed so much into it but so subtly it's still easy on the eyes. Just lovely!

    Lesley Xx