Saturday, March 21, 2015

Get up. Get dressed. Paint. A New Beginning

I learned that when I make the first art of the day mine, I feel better, more energized ,more confident.  No cleaning, no searching Pinterest for inspiration, no working on swaps…simply painting for myself.
Because I admire Rae Missigman’s work I went to her 15 Minute Mixed Media on her blog and painted THIS journal page as I watched the video.  Of course it took me longer than 15 minutes but I painted…for me.

What I learned: 

  • I discovered a way to get around my anxiety of doodling.  I used leftover punches from plain white card stock for the flowers.  I glued them on then used paint markers to color them in. Will definitely be doing more of this.
  • White gel pen will not write where glue stick got smeared on the page.   
  • I am slowly accepting my handwriting as being okay.
Sharing my early morning art journaling with Claudia Willison at Saturday Art Linkup.  
Sharing my painting inspiration with Saturday Sparks at Pieced Pastimes.
Paint Party Friday


  1. I love your creativity and how you made this page for you. Art journaling is one of my favorite things to do too (though I don't do it nearly enough!) but goodness, it takes me more than 15 minutes to do a page. :) Thanks for sharing your creations with us! :)

  2. So colorful and creative. Beautiful pages :)

  3. Your handwriting is wonderful. That is why I write for myself first thing in the morning. It is just for my eyes and for myself.

  4. I absolutely love this, how gorgeous! Lovely handwriting, beautiful! :)

  5. I absolutely feel the same way about creating - early mornings or very late at night.

  6. I love your colors and the fact you start your day with your art. Your hand writing is just fine.


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