Monday, March 13, 2017

The Color Green

My challenge for March is to concentrate on the color green. Definitely not my go-to color, but the more I play with it, the more appealing it becomes. 

GREEN is at the center of the color spectrum, so it represents balance. It is also the color of growth, reminding us of the lushness of nature and the approach of Spring! Known as a healing color, green brings a sense of harmony and is associated with the heart chakra and Archangel Raphael, both associated with healing.


Here are planner pages in my traveler's notebook prepared in green. All pages this month are different backgrounds in rejuvenating green.

I've been enjoying creating painted papers on thin papers to use as collage in my art journals. You can see the painted sheet underneath and then the torn tree shape used to create a tree in my journal.
I'm also playing with Dyna-flow ink backgrounds (that are permanent when dry) and then adding fun, drippy trees.
I've been exchanging birthday cards with my friend Linda for many years - so here's a sneak peak of the envelope on the way to her!
And finally sharing this watercolor starring may green paired with pink and violet, isn't it just yummy? Hope you find some time to play with green this month and discover that it can renew your energy!

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Some #artmarks30daychallenge posts

Sharing a few of the 30 day art marks challenges hosted by Rae Missigman. There's a new prompt everyday. Here's circles, lines, loose, dashes and grid. Go over to Instagram and check it out!




Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Rae Missigman Inspiration

Here's my crazy journal spread inspired by Rae Missigman On Creative Jumpstart 2017! I loved putting all the colors together and making my own scrap paper as accents.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Mary Beth Shaw Inspiration

Continuing with Creative Jumpstart 2017, this week Mary Beth Shaw challenged us to mix collage and stenciling together -- both techniques which I love to do. I admire Mary Beth's process with stencils so was eager to try this lesson.

The layering of paper, paint and stencils was great fun! My color palette included dark blue and green gold, with lots of gesso! I don't want to give away the techniques, so head on over to Natalie's site to sign up!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Creative Jumpstart 2017

I'm starting off January 2017 with Natalie's Creative Jumpstart! This week focuses on COLOR - my favorite inspiration. Here are two quick pages inspired by wonderful color: one page of pinks and one page of blues.

Inspired by Jodi Ohl, one of my favorite painters, I created one owl and then another over the blue spread. I like painting owls with big eyes, can you tell? Since this year's theme is to mix and match: I did blend gelatos over the paint for shading. Try it yourself for fun!

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Friday, December 30, 2016

Here's to 2016

My 2016 art journaling focused mainly on two art journals: my weekly planner and bi-weekly Inspiration Wednesday fabric journal from Donna Downey.

Documented Life Planner 2016
Inspiration Wednesday Journal 2016
This last spread sums up the year with hidden written notes from my father, who passed in 2016, and journal notes from my Mom, who was an artist. I added collaged pieces from my recent visit to NYC to see The Nutcracker with my daughter. It brings the journey to a close beautifully.


Friday, December 16, 2016

Journaling to feed the soul

Do what makes you happy! Color, molding paste, stencils and stamps make my soul sing! What about yours?