01 August, 2021



Hi, it’s Neet (short for Anita) from Hickydorums and I am thrilled to have been invited to be hosting a challenge here on Art Journal Journey.  This is my first time hosting so I will begin by telling you something about myself.

I live in the north of England with my partner and I used to be a teacher before I took early retirement because of an injury sustained whilst parachuting.  

I began paper-crafting many years ago in the early days of my retirement, first Parchment Craft and then Rubber Stamping which has now led to Mixed Media and Art Journaling.  I also became a demonstrator at craft shows all over the UK, and visited CHA several times in America, in that capacity.

Typing has always been a passion of mine and I love the various fonts you can now play around with on a computer which is why I chose “Type” as my topic for August but I want you to think broadly around the word - very broadly!

The Readers Digest Pocket  dictionary says: n. person, thing or event serving as an illustration, symbol or specimen; a letter or other character used in printing; collection or fount of this; execute on, or use typewriter.

So think - typewriter, printing machines, keys (as on a typewriter), fonts, letters and numbers used in different ways - correspondence, calligraphy, illuminated letters, signs etc

Remember, also, it can be used as both a verb (“he typed the words …”) and a noun (“he wrote her the type of letter she loved”) so that hopefully opens up a whole host of images you can use.

I so look forward to seeing what you come up with.

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  1. Anita, what a lovely theme and a lovely page you did as well. I think we will all have fun with this one!!!

  2. This is an interesting theme and I like your illustrative illustration to inspire us.

  3. Lovely to see you as AJJ host this August Neet, super theme and a pretty journal page x

  4. Great and interesting theme!
    I wish you a lot of fun Neet hosting and the other participants.
    Greetings Elke

  5. I’m excited about this theme! I love adding type to my pages.

  6. a fantastic theme- love your page Neet!

  7. Thank you Neet for this interesting theme. My first entry is on the list.
    Wising inspirational, happy and healthy August to everyone xx

  8. What a cool idea for a theme, Neet. Your page is lovely with a mix of B&W with the vivid color. I loved Elizabeth’s pages, too. I will try to do one this month and look at the other submissions. Thank you for the theme. Hugs.

  9. So sorry about entering a Tag..I will be more careful in future xx

  10. What a creative and fun theme this month! I cannot wait to enter!!!! I am working on a page now!

  11. Loving the theme this month, what a great idea, thanks Neet.

  12. I have seen so many beautiful pages already for this month that I know you choose a phantastic theme. Thank you for hosting this month.


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