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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Butterflies and Hot Air

This journal page started with a dinner out with family in Texas, Andy, Gayle and Melissa. I started doodling on a napkin while we were all talking. I"m just one of those hyperactive Type A's that wants to be doing something all the time. If they'd been diagnosing when I was a kid I"m sure I would have been ADHD. Just the title describes me well. See there, I am off on a tangent. Anyway, I started with circles in the top of the balloon. I didn't know I was going to draw that. It's just what it turned into. I used a wash of diluted Elmer's to attach it. The rest of the layout came from the Butterfly house in Dallas that we visited. It's an amazing place if you ever get a chance to go there. I got lots of great photos. I'll post some later. Whoops, another rabbit trail. The background circles idea came form a video on Milliande's Art Journal January. She does a journal page a day. Hope you like it. Let me know what you think.


Dawn said...

What lovely pages and this is the first comment I have been able to make in two days (silly blogger)

Love Dawn xx

ben... Titbelsoeur... mais sans sa princessôptipoâ ! said...

Hi Coleen, thanks for dropping by to my blog and for your congratulations, I was so proud !!!
Your art journal pages are so nice (and your garden flowers as well ;-)
Did I ever tell you that a friend of mine is from Dniepropetrovsk, now living in East of France ?

Greetings !

Courtney said...

Coleen- I love all of your art journal pages. I used to do it daily and then I just kinda slipped out of it. I don't know if you would be interested but my friend Janel (Iheartrunwithscissors.com) is going to start a free 30 day art journal challenge-she posts prompts every day for a month. I did four of five of them last year and they are great! It's also a great way to connect with other bloggers-we have live chats and everything. Anyways-I hope you join! Ok, I have to go check out some of these videos youve posted now.
-Courtney from Swap-bot

Anonymous said...

You've created such beautiful pages in your journal. I love the soft colors and how it flows around the page. And you know I love butterflies! I was never a doodler, can that be learned, or is it innate?

DeeJae (Deb) said...

Hi Coleen,

Just popped in to say "Hi" again. Your journal is beautiful. I've enjoyed viewing your art in your journal and especially like your pages published on the Faithfully Yours site. The red birds are wonderful. :-)

I have visited your blog before and meant to add you to my blog but I've been so busy & forgot to add you until just now. BUT I have you listed in my sidebar at my blog now. Are you interested in exchanging blog links?

Hope to talk with you more.
DeeJae (Deb) from Christian Paper Artists yahoo group
altered heART works

DeeJae (Deb) said...

I meant to add, I love you butterfly page too. Beautiful colors with all the contrast of the b/w butterflies and their lovely fluttering around the page.

DeeJae (Deb)
altered heART works

Lay Hoon said...

I love the process of 'I didn't know I was going to draw that. It's just what it turned into.'

Linda said...

Great pages.... I love the circles!!!

fatmonica said...

Just came across your blog via cratylittleblogger and I love these journal pages.They're just fabulous!

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