Catching up posting of the last 5 days for #60in60
If you are a regular blog reader, you may have noticed there have been a few issues here for the past few days. Sorry about that.
OK – on to the #60in60 journal pages.
Day 10 in the #60in60 Birthday Challenge
After working on Day 9 and the quote about roses/thorns, I was still thinking that “I AM Grateful Roses have Thorns!”
If we touch the thorns, we are reminded that they hurt. You will live through it and it causes us to find other ways to reach out to smell those lovely roses.
For this journal page, I watercoloured the background. I stamped the handwriting font randomly onto the background. Sketched onto an old penpal letter, coloured the rose & leaf before tearing and glueing to the journal page.
For this journal page, I was inspired to remind myself that one of my goals/dreams is to “Travel more & Explore New Places!“.
In my drawer of papers, I found a sheet of collage printed postcards – it was sent to me in a RAK years ago and I just kept putting it to the bottom of the drawer. Its now been all used up. I had some leftover white space at the top and bottom, so I used some washi tape to cover the untouched area.
Is “Travel More” one of your goals or dreams? If so, I’d LOVE to hear where?
Every once in awhile, I like to challenge myself to just doodle and see what shows up. Sometimes, I have to turn and turn the paper before seeing something and sometimes, it just pops right out.
This journal page started with a sketch on old book page (a Dick & Jane book actually) and I had to let it sit for a few hours before going back to it, as I wasn’t seeing anything interesting. Once I went back to the sketch, The family of Angels popped out. What a pleasant surprise!
I sketched the outside line of the angel wings, as just center circle was there. I coloured using copic markers. I had a leftover old rub-on with the word “LOVE” sitting on my craft table waiting to be used, so I added it as the only message on this journal page.
For this journal page, I felt the need to have another tree in my journal. Trees are Strength & Resilience to me and when I feel that urgency, I listen. The quote that popped out in my Quote Book was ” The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness….John Muir“
The message, that I get from that quote, is that I am in that forest wilderness, and I just need to follow the path through….Somedays, that path is zigzagging all over, somedays its a wide open path and still somedays, you need to clear the brush out of the way to find that path.
For this journal page, I coloured an old (1982) penpal letter (which is tissue-like) with a Derwent Inktense pencil, spread the penciled ink around with a large wet brush. Once dry, I drew the tree and wrote the quote with a sharpie marker.
Today’s journal page came about when the last rub-on of an old sheet laid in the middle of my usual crafting area – PRECIOUS.
“Life is PRECIOUS so enjoy every second!” is so true.
I had laid the leftover spray on a vintage plastic doily, from another art journal spread onto the page.It was already dry. I coloured the whole background with a Derwent Inktense pencil and used a large wet brush to spread evenly over the page (and to make sure the pencil ink was diluted so it dries permanent). I sponged through sequin waste with a purple pigment ink pad and also gesso. I felt called to draw the flower on the side and then, coloured it with Stampin’ Up markers and made sure to sponge through sequin waste with brown pigment ink for the flower center.
I hope YOU are enjoying every second of everyday!!!