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Thursday, July 7, 2011


Sometimes doing art has a way of "having its own way." This is one of those. Some pieces you labor over and some just spill out of you. Click on the picture to see it larger.

My previous art journal post was commented on a couple days ago by an English cyber friend I met in a online class. She told me about an art journal challenge she was having. The challenge being to use the colors pink and orange. My first thought was what a strange combination. I didn't think I'd ever used those two together. Then last night I'm showing my husband what I did last week while he was gone and it struck me....this is pink and orange. So I already had one in those colors. Interesting.

Left page journal entry: "Thank you Lord for a mother that believed in me. Thank you for all my circumstances, even the tragedies for they shaped who I am. For your divine leading (in my life)."

Right page journal entry: "I LOVE HIS SMIRK"
"Its how I feel some
days when I consider how
God has blessed me."

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Dawn said...

What a great page love the journalling, we do indeed need to be grateful for everything that happens and I think your smirky guy is FAB to ;0)

Love Dawn xx

Karen said...

What a lovely page Colleen! You are so right about tragedies making us what we are, I think they make us better people

Leila West said...

Your journal page is fantastic. Its always wonderful when pages just flow out of us isn't it?

Anonymous said...

Orange and pink are a somewhat unusual combination, but they're seen in the sunset almost every evening.

Coleen said...

Thank you all for your sweet comments. They are always such an encouragement. Thanks Dawn for doing this challenge.

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

very very nice page ! really love it !

Faye said...

Lovely journal, Coleen. Sometimes hot pink and orange look really great together, like this example.

Sarah said...

What amazingly beautiful things you make - thank you so much for popping by my site and leaving your blog, I really look forward to seeing more of the things you make.

Sarah from www.lifeinabreakdown.com


Yadira said...

I like the look and textures of these journal pages. Keep on crafting!

-Yadira (Yadiris - Swapbot)

Michele said...

a beautiful journal page and a wonderful post. xo

Anonymous said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving comments.
I love your journal pages they look great and I'm one of your new followers too : )

I used a metallic card for the dry point etching tutorial I think its called mirror card you should be able to pick it up in any craft store. Just get any shiny card and it should work.

Me! said...

Wow! Wonderful journaling and fabulously, creative art!! Hi Coleen! Just hopping over from my blog to say thanks for the visit... I am now a follower :) ~ Beverley xx

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