My friend recently won a weekend meditation retreat in a raffle and she very kindly donated her prize to me. So, to say thank you, I have created her this mixed media canvas with my favourite Mindfulness quote.
Materials used: Gesso, Acrylic and watercolour paint, sparkle medium, ‘The Black Currant Stack’ paper, gems, pearlescent liquid acrylic, modge podge and Dylusions ink spray.
I just hope that my friend likes it!
This was a quick page that was inspired by my day job. At work I am disturbed every five minutes by someone asking me questions, the phone etc; which I find really frustrating because it is impossible to get anything done or to concentrate.
I would love some peace and quiet; to have time to think and for everyone to just leave me alone!
I was having a tough time a few months back when I really wasn’t feeling myself. I felt like I didn’t know where I was going in life, so created this art journal page to try to get back in touch with who I am and where i’m going.
To create this page I recycled an old greeting card, which was primed with Gesso and then painted in Acrylic. This page has an altered matchbox with a ‘mini me’ on top and a drawer which pulls out to reveal little cards inside. I plan to create tiny pieces of art on these which will describe who I am as a person.
I love how art journaling encourages you to try out new ideas. There is some amazing altered matchbox art over the Internet, which really inspired me. I just have so many ideas buzzing around my head, but I don’t have enough time to bring them all to life.