Art journal Flip Through Mixed media (ST71)

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Art journal Flip Through

My Friends!! I’m stick alive and kicking, and yes my hair is still crazy LOLΒ Thank you for all the messages you have sent to check on me, I’m ok πŸ˜‰

The Mixed Media Store has been keeping me busy packing orders, and I’m happy because I get to bring mixed media goodness to all my fellow Aussie artists!

I will be honest with you though… Losing my little Poppy did take it out of me, more than I realised…

It’s now been a year (just over) since he left us and it I still cry (it took me 3 years to get over the hump of losing my first dog so I’m in it for the long haul!).
I sometimes feel like my brain is trying to make me feel bad about things I can’t do anything about anymore, making me feel guilty or a bit angry at myself but… They are just stupid thoughts with no foundation. I cared for him for 16 years and we shared sooo many beautiful moments together! Having my new best friend Elliot has been such a blessing though πŸ˜‰

I have also been feeling a bit unsettled in my art studio, moving things around, trying out new corners of my house… I have supplies in the lounge, in the Store, in the studio and that makes me feel a bit disjointed… I need to have it all in one place but when I move it all in one place, I won’t stay long there hahaha
I need a studio outside, one in my lounge for when I want to watch tv and spend time with my family, one downstairs for when I am teaching workshops, want to film videos and have time alone…

Basically I need a studio FIRST, with a kitchenette, bathroom and bedroom, not a house FIRST with a studio as a secondary need. Am I alone out there constantly moving things around, never feeling very happy for long with my setup???

Anyway, let’s get on with this art journal flip through so you can see all the goodness in my small Dylusions Journal here! It has been years in the making because I work on several journals, and art tags, and deli paper and loose paper etc at the same time!

I hope you’ll leave me a comment below with some of your thoughts πŸ˜‰

xx mimi bondi

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  1. Hi Mimi. Thank You for sharing your journal with us I loved how each page is so different really inspiring for me I Loved every page. So sorry to hear about Poppy he was adorable. I also had the same thing happen to my two darlings my dogs were my kids too. I Lost one then the other within one month of each other last year in Oct then Nov 12 yrs and 15 yrs. I now have a new furbaby who is a darling also. They are all special and different but loved very much and very much part of our lives and part of our family you never forget them but celebrate the time they had on this earth if only dogs lived longer we would all be happy.

    • Mimi Bondi

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment TracyLee! So glad you enjoyed every little morsel from my journal πŸ™‚ And thank you for your compliment about Poppy, I still miss him very much! I cannot imagine what it would have been like to lose 2 furry best friends just one month apart, I really feel for you!! You are right, we can never, ever forget them. They leave a really big paw print on our hearts πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  2. thank you for sharing your journal – so much beautiful work…

    • Mimi Bondi

      You are welcome Bernadette, thank you so much for your lovely comment πŸ™‚

  3. Also, just to add regarding the lost of your dog (which I’m sorry about, sorry I meant to say that in my first message), its normal to feel a full range of emotions including guilt, anger etc, so don’t be hard on yourself. I think we’d go through it again to have all those years with them. Which is why we both have other pets, you can’t have love without loss, its inevitable, so we just make the most of the time we have with them (obviously that goes for humans too!).

    • Mimi Bondi

      Yes, that absolutely is true Stephanie (and thank you for your caring messages!), it’s a normal part of life, I think it has affected me in certain ways I didn’t expect! πŸ™‚ xx mimi

    • Yes very true Mimi, I knew I would be upset at losing my cat but I wasn’t prepared for how hard it hit me. I guess its because they are our fur babies. I don’t have human children so they are my children xx

    • Mimi Bondi

      Yes they are our fur babies, no kids for me either, I’m happy with just my dog and it’s up to people like us to give them all our love πŸ™‚

    • Too true, any animal that has us as their humans are very lucky indeed πŸ™‚

  4. Same here Mimi, on both counts. When I lost my beloved boy cat I grieved for a year and even now when I think of him I still cry, its been 9 years now. Just shows how much we loved them, I had him for over 16 years, same as your dog. It does get easier <3
    I have art stuff all over the house and in out buildings! I too would like it all in one place but our house and outside space is very small so its just not possible. One day I hope to have a big studio, one day, I can dream …. πŸ™‚

    • Mimi Bondi

      It does get easier but it just changes you for life, doesn’t it? If only there was a law saying every artist should get a free studio πŸ™‚

    • Yes it does change you, it stays with you forever. And yes, totally agree, wouldn’t it be great to have a free studio with your house! I like your idea of having a studio first, with the house as secondary! πŸ™‚

    • Mimi Bondi

      Priorities, right?? If I was living on my own that’s definitely what I’d do hehe πŸ˜‰

    • Ha ha, same here!

  5. Mimi- love your work- you are a great inspiration,

    • Mimi Bondi

      Thank you so much Kathy, it makes me so happy to read this πŸ™‚ x mimi

  6. Hi Mimi I really loved your journal, thanks for sharing. I had a laugh about the art spaces…. we haven’t eaten dinner on the dining table for a couple of years now, it’s taken over with arty goodness! So are a few other tables in the house, not to mention my TV watching stash of handy supplies!

    • Mimi Bondi

      I am so glad to hear I’m not the only one spreading myself out all over the place hahaha I actually want to have it all in one place but I also want to move around all the time, frustrating πŸ™‚ Thank you for your lovely comment! x mimi

  7. So good to see your pretty face again, Mimi! Your journal is BEAUTIFUL and I especially love the page with the song lyrics…so special. Thanks for sharing! πŸ™‚

    • Mimi Bondi

      Awww thank you Michelle!! I REALLY appreciate your words πŸ™‚ xx mimi

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My style is abstract, whimsical, expressive, full of positive energy!
From layering to collaging, throwing ink around, painting with my fingers…
To creating digital art… my creativity has no bounds!
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