Monday, March 26, 2012

Mind. Body. Soul. (Art Journaling)

Mind. Body. Soul. (Week 2)

Have you had the chance to check out Leslie's new e-course, Mind. Body. Soul.? Do take a peek whenever you need a shot in the arm of positivity and art journaling inspiration . . . In week one, we were asked to create journal pages focusing on the word Believe.  In week two, we were meant to focus on the word Reach. . . . 

Welllll, I guess Believe was still in my head as it popped itself right in there, even though I didn't expect it. Here is my third page then with the word Believe:

"But I feel like Giving Up"
5 x 8 Strathmore watercolor journal

Acrylic ink drips & Swarovski crystals


And here's what I did with the actual word of the week, Reach:

"Reach High"

"Reach high for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream proceeds the goal." -- Pamela Vaull Starr

Page inspired by the Stampington art-to-borrow college elements that you see here. 
The eye started it all and inspired me to follow along that color scheme and line of thought. 

Thank you for taking a look! And thank you Leslie for your continued inspiration. Now on to this week's word, Do. . ,

Kristin xo

25 comments:

craftattack said...

Beautiful work! Hugs, Valerie

ArtSings1946 said...

Oh, you know I love this. I'm been doing this for years and years now and it's so nice to see others creating and expressing themselves in such a positive and beautiful way.
Thanks so much for sharing this. I love love love your blog.

Happiness to all.

Netty said...

The first pages are so emotional I can feel your pain...............and of course I love your second page, but the first one has touched my heart Kristin. Annette x

Marjanne said...

Great pages!
Thank you for the inspiration.

Yvonne said...

Lovely pages.

laurie said...

that is just beautiful, you must be very proud of this work!

Daniele Valois said...

oh pooky... :(

but frack, these pages do rock my socks off!

sugar Creek said...

Oh I so love these! Love the quotes you used too! xx

Scarlett Clay said...

Love how your journal is coming along...the composition of the last layout is really great, the three circles keep my eyes moving over the page..from the spiraled one on the left, across to the eye, and then down to the label. Very COOL. :)

Cameron said...

There's a grittiness to these....like you are scratching away at something to get here....
DO should prove to be just as emotional. I can't wait to see it!

You are awesome,
Cam

mette laumann said...

what a great journal. happy spring!

Mette

Carin said...

Oh my goodness Kristin! You rock! Such beautiful, poignant pages! I adore the first one. There's something very raw and super-honest about it.

Diane said...

Beautiful pages--Beautiful!!

Alicia C said...

wow... what glorious, multilayered pieces... 'the genuine article' indeed!

Janelle said...

This sounds like such a fun class. I love your pages they are so filled with things to look at and so much creativity.

Heather Henry said...

These are really fantastic. A little different than what you usually do. I feel like a part of you is busting out. Very awesome. Believe and Reach...good words to keep with you. :) Love these. Have a happy day!

scapmanufaktur said...

wow, great pages, absolutely amazing! (and thanks a lot for your sweet comment on my Blog)

Mandy said...

fantastic work...the colours are just magic...have a wonderful weekend...xxx

Vicki said...

These are really beautiful. I love them!

E Makes Art said...

OH. MY. GOODNESS! These pages are all STUNNING Kristin!! I'm a bit speechless and choked up really. Just wow. You are reaching to your depths, being completely vulnerable, and letting go and revealing everything...letting it all come pouring out in the most incredibly beautiful way. True art right here. it touches me deeply. I'm in awe of you right now. Raw and beautiful.

xoE

E Makes Art said...

Oh, and thanks for your sweet comment, but YOU are the one who's inspiring is so many ways!! Truly.

Dave's roots are dutch, huh? Dutch Dave. That's what I'll call him, lol! Hmmm now you're making me want to add Holland to my long list of places to visit!

xoE

Nora MacPhail said...

Cool! Your artwork is very original and inventive.
Have a wonderful creative Sunday.

Melinda Cornish said...

I can feel what is going on in believe page....which was what I was referring too before...

Terri Neggers said...

Loving all your journal pages, especially the "Reach" one with the eye - delicious colors and texture, and of course that eye...

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