Thursday, March 20, 2008

NEW pages

My monthly journaling group met last night, and once again, as always, something about the group energy really inspires me. Sitting around a table with tons of markers and inks and conversation and connection is a wonderful way to work.
I love really amazing bright colors - orange and red and chartreuse together make for lively writing.
and this cutout (her dress is much brighter green in life) just called out to me - Art Goddess at Work - as she languidly relaxes - because relaxing is certainly part of the creative process!

I started this page with black and the gargolye, then realized I wanted the mood to be lighter - I simply changed the gargoyle's expression to a smile, and adding the laughing girl - the quote by Mark Twain reads, "The human race has one really effective weapon and that is laughter."
How I wish we all knew that more.

The page feels messy to me, but it also really lightened my mood as I was working, and the challenge to take somber colors and make the bright - isn't that what we are doing every day in life?
SO go add some brightness!
It will make you happier, and then you will create more happiness in others.

Please comment if you are moved to - I love hearing from you!
Happy Journaling!


  1. Really beautiful pages Em!! I really need to get journaling.

    I've tagged you on my blog. Please see rules on my post, six word memoir! Please do this only if you have time. It's a great way to connect with other bloggers ;)

  2. Thanks for visiting my blog. The Creative you are a REAL artist...not afraid to make bold statements and try new things. I am just starting out and I tend to play it "safe"...should expand more!!!

  3. expanding is really worth it - it is my mistakes that have taught me the most - making a mess is a GOOD thing! Who says you have to color in the lines - go for it!

  4. This is one of my favorites.I copied it and put the photo up over at The Creative Spirit...along with the link to your blog. I looked for copyright here and couldn't find it. If it is not okay...let me know and I will take it down asap.

  5. thanks for that link Ginger - I subscribe to the creative commons view of copyright - that as long as it is credited and not for sale - link away! thanks for the nice words, and happy journaling!