I had a lovely time hanging out with a few friends art journaling yesterday afternoon.
This is the page I did.
I showed the Ladies a technique I learned way back when, from Bernie Berlin’s book Artist Trading Card Workshop: Create, Collect, Swap, where you paint a light coat of gesso over a magazine face, and then re-paint the features.
A great trick for those of us who have a hard time doing faces that look “human”.
The border piece at the top was a giftie from Marsha at Tumblefish Studio. She makes awesome collage sheets !!!
Her dress was a piece from an art magazine and her heart, a piece of my own painted papers.
I think I will probably add in some more pen work and maybe a bit of journaling but man, I love that Ultramarine Blue background color, achieved with Twinkling H2Os.
I felt privileged and grateful to have the whole afternoon to spend with lovely friends, making art, escaping the everyday troubles and stuff for a few hours, and having that loving, supportive surround to hang out in (Thank you, Patti !).
I think making time for those kinds of moments is really important to our well-being.
Speaking of well being, the cute Miss Chica-Girl is doing okay. She is on special “easy to digest” food for at least a few weeks in order to reset her messed-up gastro/intestinal system. She must have eaten something bad somewhere or something. We are not sure what caused the whole thing. But after a $200 dent in our pocketbooks, a few shots, the special food and some good old TLC, she kept all her food down last night and we all had a good night’s sleep for the first time in 5 days ! Let’s hope it continues this way…
Off to catch up with Mommy duties that should have been done on Monday but some how got put off until today. Bare cupboards, furry floors, and laundry piling up…
Hey, it’s all good. It’s spring, the sun is shining, the snow is mostly melted, chicken breasts are on sale…
Here’s to simple, everyday graces !
Big love, Beautiful Ones !