Thursday, July 23, 2009

Happy Tears....

After reading through some of your comments from yesterday's post I have tears in my eyes. They're happy tears but tears nonetheless. I always think in terms of what you all give me through blogging....your encouragement and support and inspiration....and never think about what I may give. Several times you said I inspire you. Just that one simple sentence is enough to make me cry!

I have been inspired by so many of you and if I give back even one tiny bit of that then I'm amazed. I never think of myself as inspiring....never think of my art that way either. I never even consider that I might be inspiring someone else. So to all of you who said I inspire you, I say a huge THANK YOU!! You made my day!

As you know, I play in my studio every day. I create a lot of stuff that never makes it to the pages of this blog! Some because it gets thrown away and some because I just forget about it. I have several books that I use as an art journal but mostly I work in my one big artist's sketch book that's about 8x11. That's what all my pages for Kelly's monthly classes have been in. But I also have a couple of hardcover books that are worthless and I use them for art journals as well. If the paper is good and not too flimsy I like to use crappy books because I figure they need to be useful in some way!

Today I have a couple of pages from one of those books to show you. One that I did back in June and one I just did today....although it isn't my page for Kelly's class.

These two pages have the same background color....when I'm painting and I finish with a color, if there's anything left on my palette I just slap it down on a page in one of my journals. That's how these pages began. I like using this book because its size is's almost square, and I think it's about 8x7.

And now here's my page for today....

July 23:

It got a little busy....there's so much going on with the stamps, the papers, the image, and then the journaling! I'm not thrilled with it but it's what I did so I'm showing it.


  1. I just read your post for yesterday and left a comment there. You are a true blog friend,Janet! WE have been blogging along for over 3 years! Wow!

  2. I like each and every page. You are busy! Good for you!

  3. This page rings my bell. Arney and I eat so different. He likes everything fried, and I do not. He keeps his weight down, I do not know how...I gain just cooking for him. If I took out the fat foods, the pantry would be bare. He loves chips, anything with salt and oil.
    I love salads, rice, chicken, fruit. He likes beef, fried potatoes, and over done veggies.
    I should do a page on this.
    I love ya friend, Mary

  4. Ooohhhh, love, love, love the colors from today's page.

  5. Anonymous7:43 PM

    Love the two ladies, they are quite prim and proper..and the page with the fish, and the different food intake is interesting...I like it...Thanks for giving us a glimpse into your mind's world..Love it!

  6. Love catching up with your pages. So colorful and though provoking. I hope things cool off for you soon but since it's barely August, I'll just send cool thoughts.
    I like the new look!


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