Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Some Final Art Journal Pages...

So I have all this inspiration floating around in my head as a result of my trip to Mexico.

But at the same time, I have just a few pages to finish for my present journal to be complete.

Somehow, the Mexico inspired stuff doesn't belong.

So for the past two days, I have been playing away to finish my journey in this gorgeous document.

Today, I finished !!!
I just have the covers left to complete but every page is filled to my satisfaction !

Here are some of the final pages...


You may remember this two page spread that I shared on a Thankfulness Thursday recently...


The second page is now complete...

(The kids sing the Rolling Stones on Idol tonight...we shall see what they do with that...)


And the next page started with some ochre Paint Puddles that had been sitting idle for a long time.

Today, I added some ink, some more lovely Golden Fluid acrylics and some imagination.

The end result became

a Prince and a Golden Goose.


(click on any of the images to enlarge)

I used some beautiful Lumiere Gold paint on the hair and body of the goose that unfortunately doesn't show in the photo very well.
Beware the Golden Goose ! ;)

And yesterday, in the pouring, pouring rain, these two fishes swam onto the very last page of the journal...


reminding me of my friend Corrine, amongst a few things...


Love the Tarot card book quote I included -

"Troubles are more imaginary than real."

So true...


And this page was one that I actually had started was back last September, at Squam,
in my friend and teacher, Judy Wise's class.
Yesterday I added a Prayer Pocket to it.

Been saying a lot of extra prayers for some good friends these days,

and Judy is one of them, as she faces some challenges with the grace and the life-loving force

that she is so full of...

Glued the pocket on...


Cut some prayer strips, wrote down my prayers, said them out loud to the universe

and placed them in the pocket for safe keeping ...

I will be working on the covers on my completed journal tomorrow as well as a slide show of some of the glorious stuff that I have created in there !
It blows me away that all of that art comes from me...

More from the Happy Artist Queen tomorrow or Thursday, Lovely Ones !

22 comments:

grrl + dog said...

I love he golden goose one -

you should try to get some splash over on your page - make things drift and float and travel off the page to increase the tension a bit...

just a thought...

beth said...

please submit your pages to somerset's journal issue....they need you !

beth said...

please submit your pages to somerset's journal issue....they need you !

Kate said...

I agree with Beth. The unfortunate thing is to submit you have to send them your entire journal.

I love the prayer pocket idea. These pages are so full of color and life, I really like them.

joanne said...

love every page, every image, every word, every color... all of it... love seeing beautiful you spilling all over your pages :)

dosfishes said...

Thanks for the lovely lipstick fishes, way too beautiful for me!
The prayer pocket, fantastic, Judy's strength and courage amazing through all of this. What a thoughtful way to put those prayers out there for her.
I remember you doing that page in class. And now time to start a new journal, how fun. And yes I am up way too early...

Melissa said...

Yum! You truly have an eye (or two) for putting colors and patterns and various 'stuff' together into gorgeous'ness. You make it look easy Kim, but if you didn't have such beautiful'ness inside, you couldn't create this amazing work.

You are scrumptious!

~magick~
Melissa

iHanna said...

Your trip to Mexico looks divine, thanks for sharing the photos! My favorite of these are the heal/heart journal page with all the pink, yes indeed a beautiful page! And also those fishes - too funny! Makes me smile.

jgr said...

I agree with Beth, send the pages, they are awesome- My favorite is the Prayer Pocket!

lyle said...

your pages look wonderful. love "dos fishes" and the pockets.all kinds of good wishes could be in there! have a happy wednesday! lyle

Anonymous said...

Hi Kimmy,
To quote one of the above comments...You are Scrumptious!!!
Have a wonderful day Precious One.
Love you,
Mom

Mary said...

These are marvelous! My fav is the first!!

dragonflyreflections said...

Love your journal pages, Kim, just know we'll see your work in Somerset one day. Especially love the prayer pocket - what a wonderful way to send healing wishes into the Universe!

blessings,
Kelley

kikipotamus said...

Wow, really beautiful stuff! Can't wait to see the Mexico inspired work, too.

gretchen said...

I'm afraid that I need to rephrase your own words:
"It blows ME away that all of that art comes from YOU!"
Sooooo inspired... such; beautiful beautiful pages, my dear!
xoxo, gretchen

patti said...

I love all your pages Kim, they are wonderful, espec those little fishes! They made me smile :)

Looking forward to Mexico treats!

Karin Bartimole said...

I am really loving that golden goose, and it's warning!! The prayer pocket is such a beautiful idea. Congratulations on completing and sharing your colorful heARTful healing journal Kim - it's filled with so much love - so much YOU! ❤

Jennifer said...

I LOVE the prayer pocket...I love all the pages though. The one with your photo is wonderful. I love seeing artists in their work. You always amaze me Kim...the soul and love just oozes...it's decadent!

Judy Wise said...

That first journal pages is fabulous (well, they all are but that is beyond the beyond). Beautiful work.

Sherry said...

Rich juicy pages...and I agree with Beth. Somerset needs work like this -- and they won't know that until they see it!! :) I know you don't like to take your pages out...so I understand why you don't do that...but girl, these are fresh, bold and filled with warmth and love!

Halo Hill said...

OOOOOOOOOOOOH, love your journal pages!! Yummy! What kind of a spiral are you using there?

Sheila

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