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Kathryn - Collage Diva
New Hampshire
I'm a creative dabbler.
Interests: collage, photography, art journaling, mixed media, soul journaling, repurposing stuff, soulcollage, creative journal keeping
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This week I return to my Musings Journal and the Virtues Card that I picked was, Optimism. The warm glow of yellow mixed with orange are the colors that come to mind when I think of optimism. Last week my... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2016 at Kathryn Costa - Collage Diva
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How do you make time for yourself? In my lunch bag this week, I packed some art supplies (including my favorite little Japanese watercolor set and Artgraf watercolors pictured above) along with fresh fruit for breakfast and yummy salads for... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2016 at Kathryn Costa - Collage Diva
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My Musings Journal is quickly becoming a notebook. As you can see from the photo above, my notetaking style is more visual and less wordy than how we were taught in school. There were so many good nuggets in the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2016 at Kathryn Costa - Collage Diva
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I took some time during this long 3-day weekend to unplug. Ahhhh what a fabulous feeling to play and create for the fun of it. When you unplug to play what do you do? I start a new journal. To... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2016 at Kathryn Costa - Collage Diva
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Now that I have a new home for the 100 Mandalas Challenge, I will be reclaiming this blog for posting about my creative and artful life. A year ago, I started this journal before launching the 100 Mandalas Challenge. I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2015 at Kathryn Costa - Collage Diva
Good luck with your move! We will be neighbors. I'm in New Hampshire. :)
Toggle Commented Sep 8, 2015 on Apartment Tour: Part One at Balzer Designs
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A friend of mine asked me this week, "Do you plan your journal pages?" I don't plan my pages. When I sit down to play I reach for what I have in front of me or what catches my fancy... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2015 at Kathryn Costa - Collage Diva
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I'm often asked how it is that I'm so productive. I would say two things help me to stay on track: I am a list person. If I write down my to-do's, it helps me to stay focused on what... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2015 at Kathryn Costa - Collage Diva
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This week my journal was a safe haven. I needed this creative space for working out my strong emotions. I start each week with an image from my 100 Mandalas Challenge weekly post. On Sunday I published a post about... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2015 at Kathryn Costa - Collage Diva
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I found a bag filled with assorted paper scraps, cards, envelopes, magazine clippings, printouts of e-mail newsletters, and stickers. It was like a time capsule from 2010. That is how long I've had this bag waiting patiently for me to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2015 at Kathryn Costa - Collage Diva
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When you look out my window you'd say, "What are you talking about Spring hasn't sprung?" But, if you look in my journal you'll see that it certainly has. The mix of colors and patterns on this page surprise me.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2015 at Kathryn Costa - Collage Diva
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I mentioned on Facebook this week that Fernando, my husband, makes the best biscotti eva. A friend asked for a photo and another for the recipe. Here you go! Warning: You will NEVER buy store bought biscotti again. Enjoy with... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2015 at Kathryn Costa - Collage Diva
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For Valentine's Day my husband gave me some beautiful Irises. This morning as I put on some beautiful music called "Spirit Romance" by David Lanz and Gary Stroutsos, I felt moved to play with the flowers. I pulled out one... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2015 at Kathryn Costa - Collage Diva
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This week in my Daily Musings Journal, I decided to create an "interactive" page inspired by the pop-up books I adored as a child. I loved pages that open up with a 3d image and tabs to pull revealing secret... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2015 at Kathryn Costa - Collage Diva
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This week I created a sense of environment in my journal by journaling outside of the box. Each Sunday I post another installment in my 100 Mandalas series. I love how this sun mandala turned out. It was my response... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2015 at Kathryn Costa - Collage Diva
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I love sharing photos of my journal each week here on my blog, but there are times when I have some private things that I want to document in my journal that I don't feel comfortable making public. This week,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2015 at Kathryn Costa - Collage Diva
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This has been another fabulous week! I discovered how to make my own Washi tape and I had lots of synchronistic moments. This journal has been a wonderful place to collect all of these great ideas and special moments. My... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2015 at Kathryn Costa - Collage Diva
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What a delightful surprise to open my mailbox to find this water bottle rigged and repurposed as a mailing tube. Catherine Calvetti, a dear soul who has been following my blog for many years now was clearing out her studio... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2015 at Kathryn Costa - Collage Diva
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Over the years I have discovered that when I pay attention to my surroundings, I discover amazing connections. This week in my Daily Musings Journal I chronicle what grabbed my attention. I think you'll agree when you read this post... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2015 at Kathryn Costa - Collage Diva
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I am having a blast in my Daily Musings Planner/Journal designed by Lisa Fite deYoung of Mountain Mermaid Studios. This week I looked for images to paste in to illustrate something from my day. Here I found a MEME from... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2015 at Kathryn Costa - Collage Diva
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I found myself needing a small wall calendar to hang up next to my computer at the office. I thought, "Why not make one with your own mandala art?" Here it is my 2015 Mandala Wall Calendar. Isn't it cute?... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2015 at Kathryn Costa - Collage Diva
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I've started writing, doodling, and pasting pretty pictures into my "Daily Musings Journal" designed by Lisa deYoung. I was inspired by what others were sharing on Facebook. I returned to the page and added more color and doodles. It is... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2014 at Kathryn Costa - Collage Diva