Well, I learned something this week, that palette knives can be sharp! Who would have guessed? And when you are trying to scrape something off a surface you should scrape "away" from you not towards your hand. No great damage done, just a deep paper cut which is all but healed now but a lesson learned none the less.
Anyway, I am currently thinking a lot about where I want to be in the next few years with my creativity and what it will take to get there. I have always been a dreamer and find that my dreams are my motivation and focus for getting things done. This is why art journaling has been so invaluable to me. It helps me with a lot of things; stress relief, focus, recording my dreams and goals and working out who I am and who I want to be, and focusing on what beliefs i have and those that i need to let go of.
This week my page is all about Imagining the life you want.
Another page that started with leftover swipes of paint and ink. I decided the background would be Jo Sonja Orange which i spread on with a credit card.
My bubble wrap came out again and was coated this time with Jo Sonja Aqua and stamped randomly over the pages......
I scraped over the aqua while it was a bit wet
.....dug out an old piece of paper towel that had paint on it from a stencil in pinks and orange. I separated the paper so it was one ply thick, tore and stuck it to my page in bits. I also wiped the page with Jo Sonja Smoked Pearl in places, with a credit card.
I picked a few stamps that I liked, a script stamp from Kaisercraft and an Artist stamp from a Tim Holtz collection.
i then used a small sponge brush and Jo Sonja RosePink to wipe down the page particularly on each side.
The writing was done with a black Sharpie and white inkssentials pens.
The word Live was stamped on and outlined in white, then i stamped on a manilla tag and cut to size, grunged up with black ink and stuck to my page.
To end up with these pages.
Last weekend I also did a watercolour workshop with a local artist Glenn Hoyle which was a scene from Venice. Glenn does beautiful watercolours and oils and was such a generous teacher with his time and knowledge. I always learn a lot in his class. I need to do some final touch ups of my painting so hopefully will be able to show you this weekend.
We all have our own life to pursue, our own kind of dream to be weaving. And we all have some power to make wishes come true, as long as we keep believing.
- Louisa May Alcott
I hope you are all having a wonderful week and I hope your weekend is just what you imagine.
till next time