5 x 8 Strathmore Watercolor Journal
I've been having so much fun with my friend Leslie's online course, Mind. Body. Soul. Each week - among beautiful words of wisdom and positivity - she has suggested a one word journal prompt for us to explore. I'm happy to report that not only am I up-to-date (sorry, Life Book, I'm coming for you, I swear!) but I am also learning from the process of "letting go" within it.
I have to admit that although I've always strived to make my journal pages "authentic" and from the heart, they have until now still been an attempt to create pretty pictures as well. In other words, I usually have the end result in mind while I am creating . . . . But not these days. I find myself learning more by doing more and working fast. Learning to go with my gut and not think about what it will look like in the end.
The first page for the word of the week - DO - is below:
Rub-ons, stamping, vintage text and clip art.
"Ma" and "Pa" are written on the body of the birds.
A punched hole shows a sneak peek of the next page.
The back of the tag from the previous page, which you can see here.
The second page for the word, "DO" was inspired by a picture of Kendra and her tiny tot pony tails. I knew I wanted to incorporate this shot for a page inspired by her baby hair. Here is the original:
"Do you know?"
Stamped images colored with watercolor crayons and gel pens.
Text reads: "I am afraid this may be the last time."
Image printed with low ink and glued to the page.
I wanted to share this discovery ( new to me ;) I made today while trying to incorporate Kendra's picture on the page. When I went to print it out, I noticed that I was dangerously low on ink. Instead of changing the cartridges right away, I thought I'd see what would happen if I didn't. The result was a pink, distorted image that I loved. So I glued it to the page and went for it, color lines and all. Hmmm, I think I may print out a few more shots like this before I get fresh ink . . . .
Thank you for your time!
Please feel free to check out Mind. Body. Soul. for next week's word, "Overcome."