Friday, February 25, 2011

Some Rambling...

Hi everyone...
I wanted to share with you some of my messes this week, and some other things...
This was a page that was started at my demo on this past Sunday at Jerry's...I think I will call it done. I don't know why I'm completely not satisfied with anything that I am doing lately...just feels like a mess...
Here's a page that I started, haven't finished yet, because I'm just not happy with it...so, for now, I will let it go....and revisit some other time.
I played around with doing some watercolor hearts from the class that I was taking online with Gina. She has so many great ideas for working with watercolor paints...something I have been completely obsessed with lately! I'm completely still in the learning stage with this though...you wouldn't think so with the looks of my watercolor paints stash...but I'm learning...




I've been at home with my daughter this week....and just when I thought I was at the breaking point...the door bell rings....hhhmmmm... THANKS JERRY'S!!!
I have been hoarding my gift certificates from the demos that I have been doing and in a weak moment of sheer boredom, I broke, and ordered some things that I have wanted for such a long time. Well, I REALLY want two new watercolor sets..
One from Lukas
And this one from Maimeri....





I warned you that I love watercolors, but these will have to wait...who knew watercolors were so expensive :)

So, I got these instead....still a color fix, right...
some watercolor pencils....
and some colored pencils...
Lets see if some new art supplies can get me going again.....
I was thinking about being in a slump....and one thing that is important is to just show up....I wondered if I was just bored....you know, needing to spice things up a bit.... here's a thought....anyone want to swap some collage/ephemera bits.....you know how sometimes playing with someone else's toys are alot more fun than playing with your own...maybe we can swap paper type things...what you would usually play with in your journals....
Let me know...I'd be happy to do whatever its gonna take to put some life back into my journals...
One more thing....I have been getting my fill of youtube and ustream this week, and wanted to share with you some great art journaling videos that I found....
RachO113 is such an amazing artist...she makes some wonderful things....
And, she has the most amazing haul videos that totally make me want to run out and shop!! Check out this journal page....She even has a ustream channel. Instant inspiration!! It will sink in one day hopefully!!!
Sorry for such rambling today....thanks for listening, and if you're interested in swapping some paper goodness, please let me know.
Until next time,
Ophelia

12 comments:

PaperPumpkin said...

Hi Ophelia. Thank you for visiting and for your comments. I really do wish we were closer, too. I received your package of ephemera the other day! What a joy it was to go through it all yesterday! Thank you so much...for everything.
Love, Kath

jgr said...

Hi Ophelia,
Thank you for your comment today. It's nice to 'meet' you! I like your journal pages-I think my favorite is the green one and I love the quote. I'm also quite drawn to your hearts. Have a great weekend.

joanna said...

Hi Ophelia! love your journal pages, the green one especially! I don't see them as messes at all, just works in progress!

thekathrynwheel said...

Love your journalpages Ophelia - your 'whishes and desires' are very similar to mine teehee! Hope you enjoy your new watercolour stash x

Anesha said...

Thanks for sharing your pages, love the colours in the second one and the hearts are just fab. Thanks for the visit to my blog. Anesha :)

Penny A said...

Hey, sweets!
LOVE the new works - and I agree with your other readers: not messes, just not finished. Once you put the final Ophelia touches on them, they will be as fabulous as your other work :-) Being the paper ho that I am, I will happily engage in trading some yummy paper goodness with you *oh, yeah!* I too have much more water color than I ought to * given that it never seems to get used ~>:-? * Thanks for the inspiration! Love the cool links in this post, too! Aw, heck, who am I foolin'? I just love YOU!
Onward & Upward, doll!

Terri Kahrs said...

New art supplies ALWAYS make me feel better!!! Every once in a while you just need a good splurge! Awesome pages . . . they're off to a super start. Hugs, Terri xoxo

Marilyn Rock said...

Love your pages and those watercolor hearts are wonderful! I love getting new art supplies - enjoy yours!

Kerri Jean said...

Wonderful journal pages Ophelia. I particularly love the watercolor hearts. So free and drippy and full of whimsy. Silence that inner critic. Your work is so full of color and energy and life. Great stuff!!!

Martha Lever said...

Hi Ophelia. I like these journal pages and the splashy hearts are fabulous!! I love watercolors too. I will have to look into these sets--they look great. Thanks for your comment!

Martha Lever said...

Hi Ophelia. I like these journal pages and the splashy hearts are fabulous!! I love watercolors too. I will have to look into these sets--they look great. Thanks for your comment!

peggy gatto said...

what fun I had looking around your blog!!!
Fun pages!!