Wednesday, November 26, 2008

More journal pages


I'm just about finished with my 2nd art journal, just a page or two left. I like to wait until I'm almost done to decorate the cover, so I did this last week. I was REALLY happy with how it turned out!

There is a wonderful blog by a very talented woman. She is very free and creative and I love that! embers.typepad.com In January of last year she started a project for her viewers online. It is a deck of cards called "The Deck of You." You check it out at http://embers.typepad.com/e/2007/01/page/2/ She gave a new prompt each week for a card. I've decided to use these prompts for journal pages. This is challange #3 I am...


I did this a few weeks ago. First, I put down a ripped paper towel with some Modge Podge, then just painted the sun and stapled some ribbons in the corner. The inspiriation was a small drawing of a sun that I saw in a magazine add. I really like the texture!


I had an artist friend that told me one of her teachers had taught that you should draw a self-portrait everyday. I have gotten out of the practice, but decided to do this a few weeks ago. I was really pleased with this, especially because its much skinnier than I am!


I had done these pages about a year ago, but just recently added the quote by marriane Williamson. I'd like to share it,
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'who am I to be brilliant...talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a Child of God. Your playing small doesn't serve the world. there is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you...We are born to make manifest the Glory of God that is within us...As we let our own light shine, we unconciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."
I absolutely LOVE this quote! May we all learn to live it!

2 comments:

Dina said...

You should do a art journal page a week prompt thing for all of us...I would do it with you!!! Come on then when we get together next time I can bring it and we can share our creations.

Deanna said...

Sounds like a good idea! I might just pass along some of Emily's and then do some of my own too. I'd love to see what you come up with! I enjoy working on them soooooo much! I think you'd really like it!