A Right Brained Woman Trapped in a Left Brain Life! Inspire Me!

This is my first try at sending out a bmjournal and I am starting with a thin smallish book. It is only 6″x6″ inches and just has about 18 pages in it and very light. Don’t keep it more than a week or two. It will get around quickly, and be inexpensive to mail also.  I NEED INSPIRATION! I am a Right Brained Woman Trapped in a Left Brain Life! Please help me! After years of neglecting my creative & artistic side… I want it back!!! I am taking at the very least 1 hour a day to nurture that child, and I do need help! Show me your wonderful creations and help inspire me! Tell me how you get your inspiration, who is your muse, and what you create. Get wild and crazy! I don’t care. Just have fun.
Get as creative as you would like, add a drawing, write a poem or a thought. Anything and everything goes! From collages, photos, ACEO, altered art, scrapbooking, & quotes, to anything else that “floats your boat”. Please stick to one to two pages (a double spread) in the journal per person- I would like as many people as possible to share! Feel free to use the triple page inside covers too!
I left the front & back covers incomplete, so everyone can add one or two items as a collective artwork. I think it would be fun to start your cover artwork by using someone else’s cover art for your inspiration. This way it would be a chain of creativity that you could see.
Please be respectful. Don’t write on the same page of someone else’s contribution, and don’t change or add to anyone’s entry. (Except, of course, for the cover art work.) Just be courteous of others.
If you feel up to it, share something about you…as little or as much as you want! It would be nice to put your name, state or country, date your work & use your bookmooch info. If you do Artist Trading Cards send one to me via my contact info in the book and I will gladly send you one of mine. (Just remember- I need inspiration!)


Gorgeous goats.

We have kept dairy goats for the 30 years we have lived here and a few years in the Welsh Marches before we moved to the rolling countryside of West Wales and Cardigan Bay.I shall write a bit about the first goat we ever owned, Cloe, and every time the journal comes back to me I will write a bit about the different goats and the different breeds we have kept or known. In the U.K. people tend to talk about billy goats and nanny goats, but I prefer the terms bucks and does. To me billy goats and nanny goats belong in fairy stories, but you are welcome to make an entry about the goats of your country, or of myth and fables or to draw or photograph goats.
Please make sure the journal gets passed on promptly. I have journalling guidelines in my bio. If you have difficulty keeping track of your journals keep them on one shelf and relist them on arrival, and send out as soon as mooched after a maximum of two weeks from receiving a request. Then I can see a completed journal in my lifetime! I make the journals light for posting but I can add more pages whenever it returns to me and upload the entries to the journal site.

-Gill (tennantfamily)

Now recovered and back in circulation. 

October – What of October, that ambiguous month?

October is the tenth of a set of journals I am creating to celebrate the months of the year. These will be released month by month.
They are for anything to do with the month: why you like or dislike it, what it means to you, poems, books, artwork, music, songs, photographs, stories:- whatever you are inspired to do.
Put your entry wherever seems appropriate.
Don’t alter anyone else’s work.
Keep for no more than two weeks.
Relist promptly.
Be willing to send anywhere it is requested.
When the journal is complete please reserve it for me and I will mooch it back. If pages start to come loose let me know please, and I can mooch it back and remake the book and repair as necessary.

-Gill (tennantfamily)

Favourite Movie lines.

I contributed to a similar journal and wanted to do one of my own. Pick your favourite movie line and create a page around it.
Please don’t alter anyone else’s contributions.
Please note this journal is not the same one as Favorite Movie Lines previously listed and still travelling as well.

Surf and surfing.

I’ve never been surfing, and I think it is to late to start now, but along with gliding, it is a sport which attracts me, and I wish I had lived by the sea earlier and surfing had taken off at a time when I could have indulged in it!
The BBC Wales website ran an illustrated article about surfing in Wales recently, from where much of the information here comes. I concentrated on my area of Mid Wales – Cardigan Bay, although the south coast is the most popular and the North the most dramatic for surfers.
I was surprised not to find a journal on surfing already, so hope you will enjoy this one and add stories of surf, surfing, surf music etc..
Please respect the work of other and keep to the journalling guideline of two weeks per entry, and do not delay in relisting or sending . In the spirit of Bookmooch journalling if you can’t send abroad please arrange an angel to send it where-ever it is requested, and return to me when full or needing extra pages or repairs.

-Gill (tennantfamily)

Click on the blue underlined link in the journal description to see the slideshow.