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Thursday, January 14, 2010

It's Snowing....In My Art Journal!!!!

How is everyone today?? Are you happy and do you feel good? Did you create some art yesterday? I always seem to feel better when I'm creative, and I guess that's why the Creative Every Day projects are so successful. This year I didn't officially sign up but one of my own personal goals is to do something creative each and every day.

So yesterday I decided to participate in Michelle Ward's "Brave the Elements" challenge. If you aren't familiar with Michelle then proceed immediately to her website here and be prepared for gorgeousness to overwhelm you!!! (There are two links here; one for the challenge which is on a separate site and the other is her blog.)

So without further ado here is what I did for the challenge....

January 13:



This was all about snowflakes. I cut the first one and it was HUGE! So then I had to make them smaller and that was the tricky part! My journal pages are only about 6" x 9" each so the snowflakes had to be small. Trying to fold and cut such small bits was not the easiest thing I've done lately! But I finally got a couple....one of them is glued in the upper corner. I also used some snowflake stamps and then it seemed too bare so I drew on the tree, painted it white, and wrote a couple of quotes about snowflakes along the trunk and lower limbs of the tree. I also used some scraps of blue around the edges for my border. I hope you like it. It's kind of difficult to get inspired by snowflakes when it's sunny and fairly warm outside!

37 comments:

  1. OH,,I LOVE IT!!! I love me some snow. Its beautiful, Janet! One of many favorites that you have created. I so agree about creating every day. It makes me feel better too. Even if I just doodle something I feel like thats creative. We are finally coming out of the deep freeze here in the South, glad to see sunshine and warmer temps.
    Have another creative day, Janet!
    xoxoxoxox

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  2. Janet - thanks for coming to play on nthe team and for sharing your dynamite pages! Love how you added the tree...and love your enthusiasm for creating!

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  3. So lovely Janet!!

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  4. I can send you snow - as much as you want. Just say the word.

    Much gorgeousness going on with your art lately, Janet. x

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  5. Lovely - the best way to enjoy snow is inside and on paper.

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  6. Love this journal page, Janet. And yes, I did create something yesterday. I'll post in the next couple of days. I crocheted (almost finished) a curly scarf. I'd never made one before. I'm hooked. Love the look and it's so adaptable to all sorts of yarns. Stay tuned.

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  7. Janet, if the snow around here really looked like that, I wouldn't mind it at all--it's beautiful!! I LOVE the tree--I know what you mean about creating every day--first of all-- it makes you better at it, but more important-- it makes you happy :)

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  8. How unique! This is one of my favorite pages! LOVE IT! ♥

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  9. You are always doing something new Miss. Janet and always having fun too!!! Just love this and that tree in the middle just is perfect!
    I loved making snowflakes years ago when I taught kindergarten...those were the days!

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  10. Love the page Janet....and didn't think you'd get snow... I think creating every day is a must for my sanity.

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  11. You did a really good job cutting out those snowflakes! The colors are all so pretty and represent the winter I'm having here! I'm right there with you about creating everyday! I may not create much but it's such a fun way to live!

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  12. Beautiful spread! I love the tree you drew and the wintry colors.

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  13. I love the tree and your snowflakes are beautiful. Great job!

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  14. Janet- I love how your tree is swirling around in the snow flurries...really attractive!

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  15. What a terrific winter tree amist your snow scene! Fabulous pages!

    Thanks for stopping my blog!...Jan

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  16. Zowie wowie! I just love this. The swirly tendrils on the tree, the journaling around it, and of course the awesome masked snowflake background! Stunning. :)

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  17. Hey...I love this! I like what you did with the snowflakes and the tree is lovely...great spread!!!
    Cheers,
    Mary

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  18. ooh I saw that challenge with the snowflakes and loved her pages, asI love yours too! I feel to inspired to do snowflakes here - too hot!! or maybe if I did I may feel a little cooler..lol!

    winterwood

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  19. Beautiful. I love that stylized tree of yours.

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  20. When traveling to your blog, Janet, with a cup of hot coffee, it is as Forrest Gump remarked...
    "Janet's blog is like a box of chocolates. You just never know what you're gonna' get!"...*smile*
    Always a treat to see your imagination come to life upon the journal pages! And, your pages being 6X9...wow~!!
    The concept of the white tree, the balance of the snow flakes, the blue....it all congregates together to become a work of art!
    Love it! Thanks for your blog visits, my friend!

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  21. Love the way you made your pages come together with the tree. I try to be creative everyday. It really makes you feel good, doesn't it?

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  22. This is Great! I love the shadowy flakes and the upfront flakes, and I LOVE that tree!

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  23. LOVE this calm cool colored tree!!!

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  24. I love this, it is cool, soft and peaceful. I do love a winter wonderland...this will due until our next snow...TEE HEE!
    We are not as cold, but it is gray out and that is not fun at all. Big Hugs Sweet Friend, Mary

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  25. Hi there, Lovely Janet !
    This is such a beautiful dreamy page. I am so in love with that tree!
    Welcome to the Crusades ! Your pages was inspired by something wonderful!

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  26. This is so much beautiful !
    Especially the tree .

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  27. Oh wow - how gorgeous is that. I love the tree, in fact the whole effect. Thanks for sharing it eiht us.

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  28. I had the same problem with my first snowflake being HUGE!! That part of your post made me giggle! I love how you added the white tree in the middle. Very beautiful!!

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  29. I love, LOVE, LOVE it!!! So pretty and I love that tree!

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  30. Oh, I love the combination of the tree with the snowflakes. Lovely!

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  31. Your page is pure beauty, I want to live in that landscape! Sit under that tree.. or maybe I would get cold... hehe. Great work!

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  32. Very beautiful page, I love the tree!! Wonderful art on your blog!xoSusan

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  33. Janet, your snowflake pages are great! I really like the tree too, it has a soft mysterious quality.
    -Jane

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  34. First of all, it's been a pleasure visiting your blog. Just lovely! Second, I love the idea of the tree -- so sweet and a symbol of so many things.

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  35. Wow, what a beautiful spread. It's almost mystical. I love it.

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  36. Stunning page, love the tree with the snowflake! Really beautiful!

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  37. This is gorgeous and I love what you did with the big snowflake. I had the same problem and didn't realise just how big it would turn out. Hope you are still having lots of fun.

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