Change

Change is all around us. Most of it we can't control. Some we can. I have had a lot of both in my life lately and I'm learning to embrace it. As my life is taking a new direction I decided it was time to take the blog down a new path as well. I will be posting a travel journal of sorts to document our simple journeys and I would love to share it with you. Welcome!

2/5/16

"Eventually Everything Connects"

First thing, I want to thank all of you that have been leaving such kind and encourage comments on this blog.  I haven't replied to them because I don't know if you would come back to find it, but I want you to know how much I appreciate them!

I really had a lot of fun with page.  I think I threw in everything but the kitchen sink.
It just kept growing and morphing. That's how it earned its title:
"Eventually Everything Connects"

For a while there, I was beginning to wonder!












Supplies I used on this page,
(Including homemade gesso and a homemade stencil)
Mod Podge
Spackling Paste
Homemade gesso
While craft paint
Chalk markers
ColorBox Chalk stamp pad
Alex creamy crayons
Alex artists acrylic
NeoColors II
Permanent black marker
Stabilo All pencil
glue stick
water brush
palette knife
Crafters Workshop stencils: Tiny Tiles and Harlequin
Homemade circle stencil


If you would like to see the stages along the way and watch the transformation:












1/30/16

Mission Inspiration - January 2016


This journal page is part of a Facebook challenge.
We are given 10 prompts to incorporate into a journal page.
The creator of the group, Mike Deakin, will issue a
new challenge each month. 



There has been some debate over "flys" vs "flies"
Since I was using a stamped sheet of letters and only
had one "E", I went with "flys". It works.



1/29/16

Be Free


I sat down at a gessoed page in my ex-library book art journal
without a clue as to what I was going to do. No idea.  
First things first--I needed color. I decided on my Alex creamy crayons
since I hadn't used them in a while.  I selected the light blue, orange, and purple,
 blending them with a baby wipe. Over those colors, I wiped on some
yellow acrylic paint with a credit card.

Now that there is color....what next?
Finding a scrap of gelli print, I tore it into strips
and glued them to the page.
Do I have a plan yet? Nope.



I'm loving my spackling paste these days, do I grabbed the
 Dylusions Letter Jumble stencil and went to work.
About this time, an idea was formulating.
The gelli print strips reminded me of branches.
 Branches need leaves.  Branches have birds.
Viola!  The details started coming together.


If you want to watch it all unfold, check out the video below.  Thanks!




Supplies:
Alex Creamy Crayons 
Acrylic paing
spackling paste
Dylusions Letter Jumble stencil
Kaisercraft Tiny Dots stamp
Xs stamp
Flourish stamps
Ranger Archival ink
LePen black marker
Stabilo-all pencil
waterbrush





Linking up at A Colorful Journey.

Let's Play!

1/28/16

Super Savers Anonymous

My name is Lisa.
I'm a Super Saver.


Carol's challenge this month over at A Colorful Journey
is to use something in our art that would normally be thrown away.

Well, any mixed media artist worth their stencils should have no
problem coming up with any number of things right off their
art table. At lest it's that way with me.  I used some old coupon stamps
I'd saved.  While I was applying them to the page, it hit me.
I am a Super Saver!

Are you one too?  Isn't it fun?

I'm linking up with this week's party.

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