Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Dreams into Plans + art journaling Prompts, Ideas and Give away!

We're all battling the flu here....ugh! Dana was sick with a 102 fever and today...well..it feels like the start of it for me....let's hope not....

Often times in my artwork I take bits and pieces from other artwork I've made and re-purpose it into a new composition. It's a quick way to create a new piece if you are short on time, it's also a great arts and crafts project for kids to create a great piece of artwork.

Another crafts idea is to take photos of your artwork in stages.  Use these stages as a starting point for new works of art when you are in a pinch for time - just print them out and begin layering on top of them.

I set a timer for 30 minutes and played around with paints, stencils and created the back ground.  The butterfly girl is from a recent painting that I copied and cut out.

The quote was inspired by Christy Tomlinson and one of her artworks.  I thought it was so fitting. Don't let your can'ts get you down...and put a plan into action.

Here's an excerpt from the book Journal Bliss by Violette - I find it easiest to begin with a quote about what I'm feeling at that moment and then use colors and doodles to bring it to life.

Here's a Freebie GIVEAWAY:  Subscribe {{upper right corner}} to this blog and receive the free Photoshop Chicken Wire Brush pattern that I used on this piece.  {be certain to verify your address following the emailed instructions}

If you're a loyal follower, please leave a comment below along with your email address 


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway! Pretty please count me in!

Angi Mullis dj2isme@aol.com

Barbara Moore said...

I would love to have your photoshop print of the chicken wire piece! I'm definitely a follower Linda and here's my email address: lmoore@flippinweb.com

Thank you!

BevinUSA said...

Thank you for letting me join you on your creative journey I know we will have a fantastic time. I love your blog and all the pretty things you are making and sharing


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