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Monday, September 27, 2010

Good Monday Morning!!

How quickly Monday seems to come around....
I've been on my sick bed...some kind of nasty cold or something, but I did manage to create in my little journal...

I was digging around in my studio and found these little shipping tags that just begged to be used....the problem....I now want more.... we used to have a scrapbooking store here that sold them, and I can't find them anymore....I want them by the 100s....you know me!!!
I've searched the internet and have only found them in small packages...any suggestions out there....
Have the best day ever!
Until next time,
Ophelia

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

More Art Journal RR

Here is the latest page from the Art Journal Round Robin I am participating in....
This one was a blast....here theme was tribe....and man, oh man, was I stumped.....
I got a neat little journal a while back that I found on etsy...By Bastiano....I have purchased several of these as he makes them all different ways...and well, you know me.
I love how small it is...as I have never worked on anything smaller than the 9x12 sketchpads that I use...so this has been fun....these little journals are made from recycled envelopes and such and he sews them up and they are just so neat....so, I pulled it out the other day....
I guess I'm kinda addicted to swirls now....still trying to do better on my doodling and such....this page is by no means finished...
Enjoy your day....
Until next time,
Ophelia

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Happy Wednesday....and Another Rule...

This week is flying by.....thats a good thing for me!!
I'm not sure that I have intentionally created rules on my pages, but somehow in the midst of creating them, a new rule appears...
Today's rule....Make art for the simple act of making it....because it brings me joy!

I love that I can create in my art journals for no other reason than to create...no pressure for performance, just pure creation and play....aaaahhhhh...that is such a relief! When all other aspects in life require perfection or some type of command performance, its so nice to go to my studio and just play for the act of playing...who cares what I come up with....that to me is just pure BLISS!

I hope that you make this the best day ever...

Until next time,
Ophelia

Saturday, September 11, 2010

A Great Way to Start Your Day!

Good Saturday Morning!!!

Although this has been a short work week....it has been a LLLLOOOONNNNGGG week around here....

This four day week has felt like months it seems....and finally Saturday morning comes along promising the oppotunity of rest and relaxation. (If only I lived under a ROCK somewhere else!)

I got up early to play, play, play before the day gets busy!

I just love a quiet morning with the chance of uninterrupted play!
Have the best day EVER!!!
Until next time,
Ophelia

Thursday, September 9, 2010

More Hotel Art...


I worked a bit more on this page this morning from my weekend "limited supply" art challenge. I am trying to take time and add details/doodles, etc. to my pages...and man oh man does it seem hard to do... I really appreciate the comments from my last post about what you all do...it is nice to know that this is not necessarily done in one sitting!!! Whew!

I'm not sure if it is because I stand as I work (my desk for sitting has...um....pile -o-stuff, and although I have tried to sit before, I always end up standing and going to work....like a mad scientist!
I hope that you all have the best day EVER! I'm gonna!!!
Until next time,
Ophelia

Monday, September 6, 2010

Some Weekend Art...and Another Rule!!

Whenever we pack up to head away for getaways, I always, always take my art supplies with me. The problem is that I can't possibly take all of my supplies with me...sometimes it is a lot of fun making art with only a few supplies, and that is just what I did this weekend.

I took along my small watercolor set, a few Inktense pencils, a few bits of paper, a glue stick, a graphite crayon, and some copic markers that I got....

Talk about fun! This was great as I only had a few stolen moments to actually get some art done, so there was no way that I could manage paints, and all the "Stuff" that I usually bring. I was surprised that I got so much done...limited supplies makes you create with what you have...so it was a challenge in itself.
I also created Rule 2 for myself...
Take some time to Relax...Breathe...
I find that I am often so busy going from here to there, that I never ever take time to slow down and pay attention to the little things around me. I never pay attention to details, and I find that that is usually what is missing in my journals. I jump in, create the page, and quickly move on to the next one...without even adding details...doodles, scribbles, etc. And I remember reading on someone's blog about adding doodles, shading, etc....and I thought how weird it was that I had never done that in my own journals....I shall give it a try....
Until next time,
Ophelia

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Dropping In....

Good Morning Blog Friends!!! Dropping in for a quick hello...
Can't believe it has been a week since my last post....I have to do better!!! I really do have the greatest intentions...but, sigh...I just can't seem to get it all done.
I hope that you all are finding your creative spunk in your studios or places around the world...

It has been a rather inspiring week around here as well..

With being back in school, we are struggling to get back into the routine...right now, it is tough..but I know things will settle down.

In the studio, I don't remember if I told you all that I am participating in Erin Kenepp's Journal Round Robin....I know that I have not been posting pictures of the happenings of it all, but today, I finished my pages in Erin's journal....here goes..

This has been soooo much fun! I love the challenge of doing something different....
Some of the journals have themes, and some, you just do your own thing....
I would definitely recommend trying it!
Until next time,
Ophelia
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