Friday, July 17, 2015

Get up. Get Dressed. Paint.

Another early morning painting session with Rae Missigman’s SUMMER RE-RUN SERIES - 15 MINUTE FAVORITES.  This is week 17 of this painting journey and I find I still look forward to getting up with my morning coffee and painting the morning away. 

 I have decided to begin a “play practice” where I allow myself to practice and play with the different techniques I stumble across while blog hopping.  My Pinterest boards are full of inspiring journal pages and techniques but what good are they sitting there in cyber space?  I want to create a space where I can try these techniques without judgement where I can learn and play.

Do you have a journal in which you allow yourself to practice and learn; no judgement just a place to play?  If so, please leave a comment on how it helps you in your creative journey.

SOC week 6: orange + orange + blue

By coincidence, this was the quote on my Seize the Day calendar yesterday.  I have been focusing on cleaning, organizing, and purging my home, trying to regain some control after the looong school year.  This quote spoke to me, reminding me of my commitment and my One Little Word, simplify.  I chose to use the dandelion seed stencil because of its association with growth, warmth, clarity, healing, radiance, and illumination.  Most of us can remember making a wish then blowing on a dandelion seed head.  My wish is purge my home of everything we don’t need and have a less cluttered life.

Colors used:
Dina Wakley tangerine

Dylusions ink spray in squeezed orange
Apple Barrel laguna

You are cordially invited to snoop around in my creative space HERE.  

Paint Party Friday


  1. Wow, I just love your colors and textures and details. What a great piece. And of course I like the quote. Years ago I read a book called "Seize the Divine Moment". I'm have tried to do that and have had some rather special divine moments in my journey of life.

  2. Great quote and fabulous page. Just love the textures and all the interest. Wonderful.

  3. Love these pages and that quote too! I once made an art journal just for basic techniques and practice -even made little cards with an explanation of each technique but now I feel like every page I create in any journal is a matter of practice and play!

  4. Beautiful pages! Nice quote on your SOC-entry :-)

  5. Lovely work! I don't really practice in my journal, I just paint my pieces and that's it!

  6. Such pretty work...I love how you put colour together so perfectly!!

    Hugs Giggles

  7. I love what you did with the Summer of Color colors this week! Your work of art is amazing and so cool that you found the quote you used on your Seize the Day calendar the day before! I love your first pages, too. They are so pretty and creative! It has been a pleasure following you through the SOC this year! Hugs, Sharon

  8. ooow super, I love your page, great colours and texture

  9. I really like all of the textures, layers and the quote too! How you used the colours of orange and blue are very appealing.

    Decluttering is always a goal for me too! I have to declutter my work space both at my art desk and in my classroom daily in order for me to be able to think clearly and get my creative juices flowing!

    Thank you for sharing!


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