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Welcome! This is the place where I share my artsy and crafty projects. I am an evolving artist these days ... finding myself enjoying less of the cards and mini albums that I have made for years, and turning to art journaling and more artistic endeavors. I have always enjoyed some craft or other, and some of my earliest memories of my mother helping me make paper dolls and other crafts. I am now in my 60's and finding myself more passionately enjoying creating beautiful things and learning new skills and techniques and products.

While you are here I hope you will find inspiration and ideas for making your own projects, however any images or projects you find here are my personal property and should not be used for your own monetary gain, or for contests or challenges. Thank You!


. . . and there was Peace! Art Journal Page

Last week we were camping at a lovely state park in southwestern Georgia on Lake Seminole.  The weather was great and there was plenty of time for art journaling!  The night I made this page was just beautiful, with a pretty sunset, birds settling down for the night, and a peaceful feeling all around.  And since art journaling is all about showing what is on your mind and in your heart, that is what I shared on the page you see here ...

The background is a gelli print that I made on a magazine page.  If you look closely you can see pictures and text bleeding through the paint.  I edged the tree, which was created using a Cricut cut as a mask, with my black Prismacolor pen.  The brown text is from an old French text stamp that I've had forever and can't remember who it is by!  The quote reads 'frogs croaked, birds sang, fish jumped, the sun set ..... and there was peace'.  And that was how I felt right then ... peaceful!

The blue tinted modeling paste 'snowflakes' were achieved using a paper doily as a stencil.  The toadstool shape came from a stencil, but I hand painted the elements then outlined it with the Prismacolor pen.

I used more of the tinted modeling paste with a bit of punchinella (the 'holey' strip that is left over when sequins are punched out) and I love how it looks like wisteria or lilacs or something pretty!

Don't you love how this turned out?  I love how it feels when I complete a project and know that it is pretty and exhibits how I am feeling at that time.  Have you tried art journaling yet?  Go on ... I dare you!  It's amazing how much fun it is!


K-Sue said...

I love this! I have not done any art journalling since last summer - maybe it's time? Nah, all the sewing stuff is out.

Val said...

I am just now catching up with you!!! So glad you enjoyed your camping trip! And love this journal page!!!