Monday, March 19, 2012

A 2012 Caravan project

This is a project I did for the 2012 Art Journal Caravan with Tangie Baxter. I have a link to her blog on my page here, on the right column. Just click on Art Journal Caravan 2012. The link will take you to Tangie's blog and you will be able to find out all sorts of information about Art Journaling. It is a lot of fun. I will be sending this canvas to Tangie and she is willing to send a canvas back. I better get it in the mail soon.
Let me know if you like this one, or if you like any part of it. Thanks.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Another painted journal page

Here is the second journal page that I "painted." It is very "pink." I really like this one, and the first one too. I used the stencils on this page and a flower type stamp from SU that is retired. I can't tell you what colors of ink I used because I just grap whatever from my stash and spray. Coral looks very pretty on these pages though. I know I have used a coral color.
Let me know what you think... thanks for looking!

Monday, March 12, 2012

My painting project

Hi all, I've been working on painting some journaling pages and this is the first one I did. What do you think? I used several inks diluted with water, some I bought like that and others I made myself. I used a lot of Stampin' Up! ink pad refills in small misting bottles and went to town...

I stamped some images and sprayed through some stencils. I also used the other side of the stencil with the ink still on it by turning it over onto the page. I guess you would call that the reverse image.

It was messy  and a lot of fun!

I am going to try all kinds of things with this journal. I am still working a lot of hours so I don't have the time I want so that I can just work on art. I steal little bits of time here and there which isn't conducive to my imagination and inspiration. I'm stumped right now on a project I have to get done-a 4x6 project swap. I don't know what to do....
I know I'll figure it out though.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Live in the Moment

...well, its been a long winter for me in some ways...
...I've been terribly sad and I don't know why...
...I've learned some important lessons, ones I would like to share... is a series of ups and downs, sometimes really down...
...but I've learned that I can manage, and that I can survive, and that living in the moment of all the chaos can help to put things in perspective...
...yesterday is gone, tomorrow isn't here yet, so just live in the today. I can do that. Yes, I can do that!

Today is the present, that's why we call it a gift. And it is a gift. Life is a gift. Everything I have, and everything I can do is a gift...everyone I know, are all gifts to me.

So, I am going to embrace the storms of life, and allow them to take me where they will. I will persevere and when I am thrown down, I will get back up, and live in the moment of every day...