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My latest art journal page

Lilies in the fields

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.

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Be grateful

gratitude journal page

Your blessings are usually many. Remember to have gratitude.

My journal page was made with Prismacolour pencils, Gelatos, collaged elements and markers.

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What I am grateful for in 2013

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.

 

 

 

 

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Most beautiful spring weather

Cudgegong Waters house

Cudgegong Waters house

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.

Pictures soon!

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Another wonderful course from Jane Davenport

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I’m also taking part in a Draw Happy course with Jane Davenport, called Frolicaholics. We had to make a journal from scrap art paper, sew it together and start the art.

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One of the spreads in the journal – Start the Art
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Start the Art — page open

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We haven’t left Rylstone behind

Golf course view - Rylstone 2012

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
Golf course view – Rylstone 2012

 

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Look what Santa gave me

Santa's presen

132 Prismacolor pencils in a tin.

Aren’t I lucky?

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Santa’s present

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Lesson in shading spheres

Practice shading exercise

Practice makes perfect! Perhaps…

Practice shading exercise
Practice shading exercise

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An exotic beauty

She’s from my imagination, but at least she’s believable!

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The next stage was wishing for ourselves

Art Heart and Healing lesson 2 spread

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
Art Heart and Healing lesson 2 spread

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Working on healing from my Dad’s behaviour

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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:

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art heart healing spread

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Busy painting and drawing

Faces using coloured pencils

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
Faces using coloured pencils