Thursday, May 20, 2010

Thankfulness Thursday - Loosening Up and Going Green

In a world that is trying so hard to make things black or white,



this Queen loves herself some GREEN !

Here's one of her favorite art journal techniques when things are a little too tight,


a little too stiff...

Get thee some ink...

This is what the Queen has on hand...

gorgeous grass green, of course !

Pick up an eye dropper or a spray bottle or mister with water...

(image from Yahoo)

or a Mister With Water

if you are a single lady

not married to a hunka hunka burning love like I am, right David, Honey ?
But I digress....


Ya, like I said, some ink, water, paper (preferably watercolor)

and go to town making ink blobs.


Then take a break.

When the ink has dried,

start looking for what you see in the blobs...

This is what I saw on my page...

Hmmm, big boobs, firemen with hoses...

Hey Queeny, this is a PG blog !

Anyway, that is what I saw...

I started filling it in with paints

- Inktense Water Color Pencils, acrylics, Twinkle H2O's...

Any tools that jumped in...

Then I got out the old faithful black India ink and my dip pen,

as well as the Elmer's Paint Pen in white

and added some detailed pen work...

and I ended up with this Dolly Parton-esque, super loving gymnast hanging out with the birds,

called

"If I ran the Circus"

just like the Dr. Seuss book of the same name.

No tightness or stiffness there...

just some rather fearless play with my favorite tools and favorite COLOR !

For my ability to loosen up and go with the green,

I am truly grateful.

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Finally feeling a little more like myself after three days of really taking it very easy.

Today is absolutely gorgeous here - sunny and with a high of about 83 (28 Celsius) so I am looking forward to some afternoon time outside.

I am also tidying the house and getting things ready for my Mom's visit this weekend. I am so excited she is coming! Mommy and me time is lovely ! Some shopping, some gardening, lots of chatting on the porch and the best hugs a daughter could ask for. Yay !

I hope you have a beautiful Thursday, Lovely Ones !

24 comments:

Terry said...

I LOVE this picture. It is amazing that some green blobs (or should I say bloobs) were the start of your creation.
Amazing!

Terry said...

Oh and I forgot to comment on your water mister....where can I get one!!!!

Jennifer said...

You are such a genius with the journal!! I'm glas you're feeling yourself :)

Lynn said...

What a way to let yourself play and what wonderful outcome/creation! Let the Wild Circus begin!!!!!!!!!!!!
and Enjoy your Momtime! Lucky you. Lucky her.

Snap said...

Green ... my favorite color! Inkblots ... who knew?!!!!

beth said...

you amaze me !
green blobs turned into fabulous pages !
i'm totally jealous !

and even though i have a hunka hunka burning love, i love your mister with water...even the tattoo works for me :)

The Bodhi Chicklet said...

I've heard from my good friend, Kermit, that it's not easy being green, but you make it look so fun! Enjoy your Mom time. I'm happy you are feeling more, well, greeny!

jgr said...

Yay for the green blobs, and the cool technique!
Have a great weekend with your Mom, too.

p.s. The 'mister' with water is hilarious!

Olivia said...

This is so beautiful, My Queen! Spiffed up my day with beauty and color. I hope that you continue feel better and better, more like yourself every day! Peace, O

dosfishes said...

Some pretty amazing green ink blobs there, so fun, I love it....enjoy the heat.

gretchen said...

Almost sprayed my computer screen with my tea- you are TOO funny!! But by the time I got to the end of this post I was in awe with what you had done with your green ink- WOW! I am so inspired! You are simply amazing my dear!!
xoxo gretchen

slommler said...

Green ink and ham!!!! What a wonderful well endowed gymnast you have created. Wonderful!!!
Hugs
SueAnn

Kitasmom said...

i love it! and nothing like some mom time to get ya perking! big giant hugs...linda

patti said...

Love the greeness of it all, letting your imagination fly. I LOL Kim at your mister with water pic! Nothing like a bit of spice for a giggle :)

Sherry said...

clever - and so fun

dragonflyreflections said...

LOVE what you are able to do with ink girl!! That mister ain't too bad either ;)

blessings,
Kelley

rachel awes said...

i can't believe i'm saying this, but those are the best boobs ever!
love the free process of green hither & thither opening itself up to heart pitter patter! love this whole green post! xox

rachel awes said...

i can't believe i'm saying this, but those are the best boobs ever!
love the free process of green hither & thither opening itself up to heart pitter patter! love this whole green post! xox

Gillian said...

boobs!!! and what a final product. I love this Kim xoxo

Elizabeth Golden said...

Love this. Most of all I really enjoyed the start to the finish. Also that man with the firehose was quite impressive..LOL

Kathy said...

It isn't easy being green, Queen! But, oh how I do love it when you digress. Hope you and your momha a blast!

Dawn said...

wow! thats incredible that you can go from ink blots on a page to the final product. truly inspiring :)

Kelly Snelling_Soulhumming.typepad.com said...

love this post! you have me giggling over the mister with water. and the page evolved and changed and inspired and turned out fabulous!

Bethany said...

You amaze me.
Oh and make me giggle giggle.
So funny.
Love the page. What a transformation. Love the green and the big happy glorious boobies!