Blast from the past: Introduction
Under the title blast from the past I will post a weekly series of long posts about one subject. When I started blogging I started with a blogger site. After a few years when I was part of a group of budding artists (this was the art101 group) I made this wordpress website. I transfered my blogger posts to this website and deleted the blogger site to make it easier and have everything in one place.
But.....under the influence of the new privacy rules I completely checked my google acount and came across a map with 900 blogger pictures. I deleted a few of them (so happy I tried it out first and did not delete the whole map at once). I found out that by deleting the pictures in this map they also where gone in my blogposts. HELP.
So I thought about that and decided to copy all posts from 2012 en 2013 on my computer and delete them from the website. I now have about 56 blogposts from 2014 left where I need to insert the pictures again so I can delete my old blogger folder all together. A lot to do.
What to do with the old posts?
What will I do. Those first years contained a lot of my starting history in the field of art journaling and mixed media. And I wanted to do something with it. Not only keeping it for myself. Those first years i did a lot of ecourses and they influenced my artistic life a lot.
So with this blast from the past series I will share a lot of my first two years in a condenced form.
Where did my artistic life started?
Like I say in my about page and intro. I have always been creative. Did a lot of drawing, all kind of needlework, card making and more. For Christmas I gave handmade presents of all kinds.
But Art journaling and Mixed Media started with one book. This one:
I came across this book at the publisher Akasha because i used to buy a lot of mandala books there. Looked at the book and thought that is not for me. I am creative. I don't need this, but the book kept pulling me, and finally I bought it. A few months later I had a life meeting from the group Creatief Contact that Jenny de Bode started as a response to this book. (for the Dutch: the group still exists you can join here). And that was the start of my whole new creative life with art journaling, mixed media and book making.
I made an art journal page about Jenny and the start of my art journey and show that below.
Blast from the past weekly blogposts:
I will share weekly long blogposts starting august 6 from my art journeys in 2012 and 2013. Each post will have one ecourse or other theme. I am also making tutorials from some of the blogposts. mainly those where I share my complete process of making pages that where not related to art classes.
I had so much fun looking at these old posts and hope you have to0.