Wednesday, October 16, 2013

More Lists

I'm still working on completing September's 30 Days of Lists. Better late than uncompleted!

Lists are such a fun way to art journal!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Autumn Break

I am at my sister's house with my daughter for a week to help with final preparations for my niece's wedding on Saturday. My sister and brother-in-law purchased a house on a lake this spring and one of the bonuses this week is experiencing autumn at the lake. Each morning's sunrise reveals the lake in a different state:

In the evening the lake has been like glass reflecting the colors.

I forgot how beautiful Autumn is in Michigan. It's even more beautiful on a lake!

I have been able to fit some art time in as well. I prepped some background pages in advance:

The journaling reads: Art journaling helps me focus and exercise my creativity. It restores my energy.It has also become another point of connection with God as I meditate on His Word and express it through art. It uses all of my senses as I play with paint, paper, glue, and color.

The bottom one was done as an exercise called Scripture Excavation for the Made Course. We picked a chapter from a book in the Bible, printed it our on paper, did inductive Bible study, making notes on the paper. We then used the marked up piece of paper with the chapter printed on it as the base for our art journal page and gessoed, painted, stenciled and collaged right on top of it. New meaning to hiding the Word in your heart! Then we journaled about what stood out in the chapter ~ a significant way God spoke to us through His Word. I chose Colossians chapter 1.

I hope, wherever you are, that you are enjoying the change in the season. Every day holds new things to see!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Finally...An Art Day

I finally had a day to play yesterday. There were so many other things I could have done, but I needed an art day. We have two family weddings coming in the next three weeks, my daughter will be in town for two weeks and we will spend one of those weeks at my sister's house. So my chance for some quality art time in the weeks ahead is very slim.

Yesterday I got the paint out. It's been a while since my hands were messy and it was so much fun! Apparently circles were on my mind.

I added a few pages to my 30 Days of Lists September book ...randomly. It looks like my book will travel well into October as well.

And a few more pages in my Altered Book Art Journal:

And this one I made with something in mind for work:

I also completed another altered book journal for my Etsy shop yesterday:

It was a very productive day! What have you been up to lately? Leave a comment below. I'd love to hear from you!