With all the things going on I've been having a hard time getting started on that to-do list. Today I was really feeling the urge to be creative, so I thought I would work on finishing a few of the demo's I created for the class.
The class was called "Deconstructed Journal" and was a painty, creative mess (in the best possible way) using the gelli plate. I loved seeing how everyone used the tools and demos to create the pages for their own journals. For this page I combined two different stencils, one from Dina Wakely and the other from Heidi Swapp. This series turned out great -- but my favorite one -- a collaboration with another student -- was swapped with one of the students. I tried to veto the swap but well, you know how that goes.
This morning, as I was spinning my wheels with the news, facebook and lots of other distractions I decided to take 20 minutes or so to simply play and finish up some of the demo pages I started in the class.
To finish this particular page, I journaled in the body of the woman with a pencil and then painted over it with watered down white gesso. I also added some black paint on the left and right to fill in some distracting white areas and used my lettering stencil to add some important information that I wanted to remember about the journaling.
That greenish blue strip at the top totally makes me giddy. And the silver happiness that radiates out of her body -- yeah -- that's another happy part. Two great reasons to be happy right there -- greenish blue and silver happiness radiating from your body.
Well anyway enough of my silly nonsense, thanks for stopping by today -- if you feel yourself stuck in the mud -- take a few minutes out of your day to do something creative for no other reason than to make yourself happy! Have a great day.