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28 November 2015

Video: Life is Beautiful

Brave Girl University have released a video of one of the lessons
from the November 2015 Soul School class, by Melody Ross.

Life is Beautiful

25 November 2015

Captain of my Soul

I have chosen a poem by W. E. Henley for my
Waddington Weekly
altered playing card.

I am the master of my fate

I am the captain of my soul

Using an enlarged image of a stamp from my collection.

Original stamp

18 November 2015

We must go ...

The poem I have chosen today for my
Waddington Weekly
altered playing card project is by Charlotte Mew.

The world is cold without

And dark and hedged about

With mystery and enmity and doubt

But we must go

Though yet we do not know

... what marks we shall leave upon the snow.

11 November 2015


Waddington Weekly this week falls on Remembrance Day.

I have chosen a poem by Dylan Thomas for my altered playing card.

Where blew a flower may a flower no more

Lift its head to the blows of the rain.

07 November 2015

Life is Beautiful

This is the title of the November class at Brave Girl University by Melody Ross.

I followed the same format as last month.

Inside pocket for copy of Melody's artwork
A place for copies of Melody's artwork & my notes
My typed notes to capture the essence of each lesson
Lesson & Journal Prompts behind the artwork
Truth Card - You have enough
Truth Card - Make the most of where you are right now
Truth Card - Let life surprise you
Truth Card - Being different is good
Truth Card - Remember to stop & breathe
Truth Card - Embrace the changes in your life
Pocket on the back cover to hold the Truth Cards
In the future, I may just post my BGU projects on Instagram,
so if you are interested in seeing them, make sure you are following me on Instagram.

04 November 2015

The Gale of Life

My altered playing card for my WaddingtonWeekly project this week,
uses a few lines from a poem by A E Housman.

There, like the wind through woods in riot,
Through him the gale of life blew high;

The tree of man was never quiet:

This week I have used an image from my stamp collection,
together with three glitter gems.

28 October 2015

Autumn Fields

Waddington Weekly

My poem this week is by Alfred Tennyson.

Tears from the depth of some divine despair
Rise in the heart, and gather to the eyes,

In looking on the happy autumn fields,
And thinking of the days that are no more.

23 October 2015

Be Kind to Yourself

This week, I made a quick fun project from Brave Girl University,
using images from their Truth Rocks class by Melody Ross.

I resized the image file & mounted them on 1 inch by 1 inch squares of mountboard.

As I sand the edges, they become very tactile pieces. 

I placed them in an old tin, using one of the images for the lid.

#BeKind2Yourself Collection
I selected one inchie, without looking, to use as the prompt for today.

Be patient with yourself

Learn to be kind to yourself, then it will become second nature to be kind to others.

21 October 2015

Eternal Joy

A complete poem by William Blake is my choice for this week's
Waddington Weekly
altered playing card.

He who binds to himself a joy
Does the wing├Ęd life destroy;

But he who kisses the joy as it flies
Lives in eternity's sun rise.

15 October 2015

Being your own Hero

The theme for Melody Ross's Soul School class at BGU this month is

Be your own Hero.

This month I have used an accordion fold mini-album by Lisa Bearnson,
 as the base for my class notes.

I cut the pages & punched holes through the cover & pages,
so I could use book rings to hold it together.

I added printed copies of the images from the class PDF
 together with typed notes.

The journal prompts are attached behind the images.

On the inside of the back cover,
I created a pocket to keep this month's Truth Cards.

I typed up my own words to add to the Truth Cards.

I have a few of these accordion-fold mini-albums left,
so I am planning to use them for the rest of the Soul School classes this year
& for some of Melody's other courses I am taking.

If you would like to join in, it costs $24.95 a month,
which gives you access to all the courses currently available,
plus new ones which are added each month.

Brave Girl University have released part of this course for everyone,
no sign-up, no log in required, just click on the image below.