This is what I've been up to this week...working on some small pieces of art in my journal. Since I've returned to work, it's easier right now to journal because it's like creating mini pieces of artwork--plus, I can still get in a little creative time and see it through to the end. This first piece is actually done on a piece of canvas paper. I've used this paper in various classes and had a pad of it sitting in my closet for the longest time (I'm sure we could all attach that phrase to a quarter of our art supplies!). I created a base with various scraps of paper left over from other projects. I almost scrapped the whole thing in the beginning because I didn't like the color scheme, but I was determined to see it through. After layering other paint colors over the "base", I was happier and moved forward with the images. Of course, those of you who know me, know I love anything with Mary so here she is!
These next two pieces are in my art journal. As you can see, I'm into the rays coming out of things right now. I cut out the flower from an article in body + soul magazine. The theme for July was "Let yourself flow" so that was the jumping off point for the page.
This last one was inspired by a quote I liked about the need to develop a strong inner spirit to help you deal more easily with the day to day things that usually consume and frustrate you.
Hoping your week ahead is filled with good things and a peaceful moment sandwiched in there somewhere!!