As I worked on adding collaged GelliPlate prints and printed tissue scraps to the background, I thought of adding a person.
Sprayed blue ink through a home made silhouette stencil and then thought of clothing her.
Into my mind popped the verse from Matthew about the lilies of the field, and the page was born.
I used Prismacolor pencils, Aquarelle crayons, spray inks, collaged papers, acrylic paints, Sharpie markers.
Your blessings are usually many. Remember to have gratitude.
My journal page was made with Prismacolour pencils, Gelatos, collaged elements and markers.
I was reading an ebook about journalling, and saw a page about the end of the year approaching.
The author said she liked to reflect on the past year and see the best things.
Since my recent ill health and the not so wonderful (although not life threatening) diagnosis, it would be easy to feel sorry for me.
Gratitude for my blessings is a way of reminding myself of all the good things in my life, so I decided to make a journal page about just that.
I’ll post a picture when it’s finished.
This morning I sat on the verandah and worked on my journal pages for Life Book 2013, which I am catching up with. I got behind because I’ve been helping Bob with lining the loungeroom walls and ceiling, and I’ve been painting a mural on the cabin/van wall.
We keep returning to Rylstone (the last place we lived) so we can go to our doctor.
In a recent visit, I painted a small picture in acrylics on gessoed acrylic paper of the view overlooking the golf course beside the caravan park.
Golf course view – Rylstone 2012
132 Prismacolor pencils in a tin.
Aren’t I lucky?
Practice makes perfect! Perhaps…
Practice shading exercise
She’s from my imagination, but at least she’s believable!
Using a photo of me as a child of 2 or 3, I had to write all the things I would wish for that tiny girl, and make a spread about that.
Here’s my effort:
Art Heart and Healing lesson 2 spread
One course is called
art heart and healing and is so lovely to do. Tam is sweet and gentle.
My starter page was to write all the tough things about the past year. Then paint over them, and write on that a positive thought about the year.
We learned to draw our self, or what could be our self, and I’m so happy with the result:
art heart healing spread
I am currently doing several online journalling and drawing classes and so enjoying them.
Learning to draw faces that actually are nice to look at has been so enlightening.
Here’s a sample of faces:
Faces using coloured pencils