Thursday, May 13, 2010

This Weeks Journal Pages

I have started Mary Ann Moss's online stencil class this month. I used to cut stencils in a very traditional manner and decorate people's homes with them a long time ago when it was vogue. I kept quite a bit of my stencils and the cool waxed see through paper I used to make the stencils with. I have been cutting and designing some more updated ones the past week or so. Also, finding everyday objects that I can turn into stencils. I am sure you will see this influence in some of my artwork in the next few weeks.

My journaling the past week has really fallen to the wayside. I have been doing quite a bit of touch up painting, right along with the painters. Thankfully, that will soon be over. I will say though that it really does make a tremendous difference. I don't know why we settle for less in our daily lives.


If you have never danced in the rain I say put that on your bucket list. One of my favorite things to do in the summer is to play in the rain. My children use to get such a kick out of it. Sort, of like letting them jump in mud puddles. It is such a freeing experience.

Life feels so much happier with a song in your heart. So kick up the music.[the hats and crowns are from Tumblefish Studios]

Lately, I have been doing all this "adult" stuff. Cleaning, painting, supervising, at the end of the day I just want to scream..."where is the fun in this?" So, now as I do this I am trying to figure out how to have fun and enjoy it through the eyes of a child. I will confess when I found the large chalk bucket I took a few minutes to chalk a heart or two on my garage floor.

This is a page where I painted the background in my journal and really just sort of hated it. I did not want to stamp. stencil, etc. on it thinking it would be a bigger mess. Instead, I just grabbed a bunch of painted papers I use as masks for other things and made the house and tree. The two girls reminded me of the bond we have with certain friends, the bond a mother and daughter have, the bond sisters have.

10 comments:

Neil and Susan Brown said...

I love the collage as well as its symbolism. I think you are right about taking the time to have fun.... My best friend sent one of those musical cards to me last week. It was Cyndi Lauper's "girls just want to have fun" So we play it and dance around the kitchen.... Love your blog!! Cheers, Susan :)

Terri Kahrs said...

Hmmmm . . . dancing in the rain, drawing chalk hearts in the garage . . . . You're my kind of girl, Elizabeth!!! Reminds me of Mary Poppins when she said, "In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun!"

Your journal spreads are amazing, as usual. LOVE your damask effect, and can't wait to see how your journals evolve as a result of your classes. Have a wonderful weekend, and take a little more time for fun! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Janet Ghio said...

Thanks again for sharing your latest journal pages! i always enjoy looking at them!!

Ophelia said...

These pages are so wonderful! One of these days I'm going to jump in and take her classes! You have done some amaazing things!

Debby said...

Amazing, love all of them.
Debby

sharon said...

Beautiful, and I really love the page with the 2 girls, house and tree....just beautiful!

Melinda Cornish said...

I love the doll page especially!!!

Heavens2Betsy said...

Your pages are stunning. I particularly love your Nurture page altho' they are all fabulous. Penny x

Robin said...

You are so talented and your journal pages are each unique works of art!

Taluula said...

Elizabeth, your journal pages are ALWAYS wonderful and inspire me every time I come to visit. This time I especially love the doll one.