Ooops ! So some of you saw my earlier published vague and incomplete edition of this post - it has been a bit of a challenging morning for me and Blogger...
This morning, as I often do, I woke up with crazy brain.
That isn't unusual but what is was how quickly some great tools and inspiration came into play to get me out of it !
A whole bunch of things worked together to get me out of that icky place and into a place where I want to BE today.
Present and connected to my life and this world.
Here's how it happened ...
The first tool that came to mind was my art journal. It has been neglected for a bit and I knew I had to get back into that magical practice TODAY !
I also wanted to rejoin the Green Pepper Press Street Team Crusades hosted by the incredible Michelle Ward.
I have missed the wonderful connections and community that comes with participating there !
This month's theme is "Strip Ease" where Michelle encourages us to rip up some stuff and add the strips and elements on our journal pages.
That was in mind as I started this process this morning, as was my desire to join Maegan at Madeline Bea who is hosting Sunday Creative, where she gives a one word prompt every Sunday and links up all kinds of artists who are participating. I had such a great time with Maegan's Creativity Boot Camp that I definitely want to keep playing a long with her !
This week's work was "Connect"....how juicy, right ?
So with all this inspiration in my artist mind, I got the old journal out and faced the blank page with stencils, acrylic paints, brushes, make-up sponges all close at hand and went for it...
I created a background with a stencil and some turquoise paint...
I then added an image transfer using a ink jet transparency image of a chickadee and some gel medium.
The transfer actually worked clearly which is a rarity for me !!!
Here is where another bit of inspiration came into play. I follow Sarah Whitmire's daily journal prompt tweets on Twitter. I use them periodically when I need a jumping off point in my journal process.