It is a snowy day today. Our first since October so no complaints here.
In fact, I am a little joyful about it, as I have no where I have to be,
and other than some house work,
nothing I have to do !
I am still trying to get back into the swing of working in my art journal more often.
I have to admit that while the paper in this meaty Moleskine Watercolor journal is delicious,
the size of it (81/2 X 11 or 8X1/2 X 22 full page spreads)
is a little intimidating, even to the fearless paint slapper in me !
I decided to do a few pages sliced up into sections…
three per page.
I also wanted to make use of some of the stamps I have been buying but never using…
Believe it or not, this funky winged pen stamp is from Michael’s $1.50 bin !
As is this gorgeous butterfly stamp.
I bought this Invoke Arts “Art Queen” stamp from the awesome Absolutely Everything store in Topsfield, Mass., way back when but it had never been used until today !
I like Stazon ink, since it doesn’t run with watercolors…
Rather than think too much, I just stamped them wherever, one in each section, as a jumping off place.
The pens and wings looked like a body to me.
I added a head, cut out from an old dictionary page.
I added some color with Twinking H2O’s.
While I was painting her, I was thinking about what kind of angel she was,
and what would she would be writing…
Love note…? Messages of kindness…?
I added in some printed words in little boxes with wings.
And then a little phrase to bring it together, written by hand with my dip pen.
Okay so she isn’t anything fancy or really profound,
I took the time to play and experiment.
And now, I am taking the time to share it.
That brings JOY to my artist heart !
As do these next sections in my journal, ready for me to play with when the time comes around again.
I hope you are finding many little things that bring you to a joyful place, Beautiful Ones.
Happy Thursday !
Meri and the gang have more joy to share here.