A friend pointed me to the video lessons on the Strathmore site, thanks Janet. I watched lesson one and finally, I have owned it over a year, started to paint in my new journal. I used water colour paint in two colours to cover the page then dropped alcohol on it. I thought it looked like two eyes so I drew the eyes and added lots of flower stamps and a sentiment from the JOFY range. I am so chuffed at actually starting this journal I thought I would blog it after a long lay off from blogging. Three daughters got married and one is now expecting twins making this a very busy year.