Art Journaling – Circles and Inspirational Quotes

Hi Everyone!  I have been in the studio creating, and having a blast experimenting.  I feel like my work is evolving…changing.  I don’t know if it is just the gorgeous spring we are having here in Virginia after a very long, cold winter, or if it is me.  But, I find myself craving bright, bold colors and new mediums to work with.  I have been experimenting more in my art journal, my place of self-discovery and expression, and my work looks brighter and, well, happier.  Maybe it is figuring out how to juggle it all…making time for my children, husband, work, and myself.  Not to sound cliche, but turning the BIG 4-0 has been a time of reflection for me.  Maybe it is taking the time to learn about myself.   Or, it could be that I am thinking too much, and it is just the pretty spring flowers.  :)  Whatever it is, I like it.

I love circles, as you maybe able to guess from previous art journaling pages.  I thought I would go with it, and do an entire art journal page of circles with some of my favorite inspirational quotes written around the outside of them.  I just started painting circles, not knowing where I was going or how it would turn out.  I took a chance, not unlike life, and it fell into place.  Some are a little wonky or smudgy, but that is what experimenting is all about.  It doesn’t have to be perfect, especially on the first pass, but rather it is more about giving it a try.  Since it turned out not so bad, I ink sprayed the background (while covering the circles with jars), and did some stamping.  I think next time I will cut out paper circles, place them on the page where I want them, create the background, remove the paper circles, and then paint circles on the page.  Still, it makes me happy, so I like it.  It looks like sunshine on a page to me.

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4 responses

  1. You know I have never been a big fan of yellow but you have changed my mind this is beautiful and so happy! Thanks for sharing!

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