Okay, so on my latest "internet travels" I've found lots of informative blogs and sites with tips and ideas for artful journaling and mixed media. I've collected a list of "New Toys Needed," while my niece tells me my DH would have heart failure if he knew the monetary value of my current supply of "toys." But a girl can never have too many toys, right???
While the latest edition of "Art Journaling" is at the top of my current Needed List, I've not been successful in finding it locally. (I know it's not due in stores until July 1st, but I've seen national sites online that already have it, and I want it NOW, lol! Yes, I'm a bit impatient when it comes to my art supplies and inspiration, ;-].) So, I decided to hold out a few more days to see if the magazine arrives locally ~~ if not, I'm ordering it online!
On a tight budget while saving for a trip to CHA in July ~~ yaaa (can't wait!) ~~ I'm trying my best to limit my purchases to one ... or two ... "toys" per week. So I moved passed the magazine, and purchased the second item on my List ~~ Water Soluble Oil Pastels! I found these at Staples for $11, and really want the Carand'AcheNeopastels, but convinced myself that I could start with the Portfolio set .... so I can get that magazine should it become available locally within the week, lol!
I already had a "background" journal page prepped, and decided to experiment with the pastels here.
The butterflies and flowers were created with the pastels...over the Adirondack Ink'ed background. I LOVE their smooth, creamy quality, and can't wait to experiment with these on a blank, un-inked page! Love this newest pack of toys...and they will keep me entertained for a few more days, while I wait for "Art Journaling" to arrive!
I mentioned several posts ago that I had created three canvases that weren't photographed at that point. Here is one of them; I've since given another one of them away, and want to embellish the last one a bit more before photographing it.
I love the colors within this piece. Currently, this is my favorite color palette.
Lastly, I'll share a few more journaling pages, some done weeks ago, and others more recently.
These pages are nothing spectacular, but were created to inspire me to continuing "Growing with Wild Wings of Abandonment," in hopes that we will all be "Free...[and receive] a Pair of Wings to Carry Us to Happiness," and to remind me that "Happiness is Simply a Direction to Success!"
Here's wishing each of you a pair of wings to carry you to much happiness, success and growth! May we all find peace that surpasses understanding today and always, through creativity, love, and sharing!
I love finding nostalgic beauty in the smallest of things, and using it to create something unique. While my current creative passion is mixed media, I have experience with quilting, painting, jewelry-making, and a form of faux stained glass on unique objects.
After many years of working in various office settings, I now have the privilege of working at a very unique gift, garden & design shop that provides unique inspiration for much of my work.
My family consists of my DH and two labrador retrievers, all whom provide me with unique experiences and much love.