Friday, May 24, 2013

Creative Nourishment

    First I want to thank you all for your thoughts and concerns regarding my Mom. Everything she has been tested for has come back negative. It appears she has a low iron level tho which would explain her fatigue.

   This week I'll be sharing two projects I completed for this month so far thru my 52 Weeks Of Creative Abundance classes. Our word theme for the month of May is "Nourish". Our wonderfully creative instructor Christi gives us a tag project  for each word of the month, along with other ways to incorporate the word.

Here's my tag in my journal:


  Products used: Dylusions Ink Sprays-London Blue, Vibrant Turquoise. Yellow pigment ink pad. Stencil-Seafoam (Artists Cellar). Embellished with sequins pearl sticker and gold mica flakes.

  The theme around this word is about how important it is for us women to make sure we provide nourishment to ourselves-whether it's 15 min. a day or even 5 min by doing something that feeds our soul. We owe it to ourselves to stay nourished.

  The second project  is an 8" x 10" canvas:

   I applied a coat of baby blue paint on both canvases then lightly painted on some Silks acrylic glazes in African Jade and French Lilac. White paint was dry brushed on top. A foam stamp and Purple Lilac paint was used on top. The templates were given to us. I traced them onto cardstock/patterned papers. Edges were sponged with blue pigment ink. All was glued in place. Nails were hammered at bottom. Embellished with star gem stones and silk flower. Hung the tags. Love it!

  On a final creative and nourishing note, I received my complimentary issue of  Somerset Studio Gallery Summer 2013 because this project I had sent in (which , again I had forgotten about) was published !

  Although they messed up the instructions, the photo of it showed up nicely. It's a 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" canvas ATC. Background is a napkin. Added tissue paper, silver threads, a scrap of sheet music, image from ARTchix Studio and some vintage buttons.

  I also want to give a shout out and congrats to fellow PPF'r  Kristin Van Valkenburgh who has several pages of her gorgeous painted portrait canvases in this edition!! I haven't gotten thru the whole issue yet so if anyone else reading my post is published in it let me know :).

  Linking up this week to Art Journal Every Day, Paint Party Friday, Show and Tell Saturday, and Creative Every Day. See you soon!

        " We must never stop dreaming. Dreams provide nourishment for the soul, just as  a meal does for the body." Paul Coelho.



36 comments:

  1. Wonderful work, my fave is the first tag. Glad your Mom is doing better! Valerie

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  2. Good news about your Mum Linda and thank you for sharing all your varied works. Happy PPF, Annette x

    http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. Beautiful, Linda!
    Especially love that second project. :)
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  4. Linda, your art is gorgeous. I love the blue bird and your mermaid, but what really "sends" me is the take what you need. Wonderful!

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  5. Good news about your Mom, that is an easy fix for her thankfully. Love your piece with the hanging words....wonderful. xox

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  6. Glad your Mom is doing okay and I can understand fatigue. Congrats on the publish and your mermaid is wonderful. Love all the messages and art. Thank you.

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  7. I love that mermaid tail ... beautiful!

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  8. Love your Nourish tag, Linda! I'm woefully behind with the class although I have at least managed to read all the posts. And I'm looking forward to see your ATC in the magazine even though it will be awhile yet before my copy arrives here. Would love to take a little bit of all the tags in your piece too!

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  9. What a lovely post, Linda! The first tag is so gorgeous!! I love the canvas, too! Congrats on being published - will have to look for that issue. Your ATC is adorable. Of course, I love the blues!

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  10. lovely inspirational work this week Linda, fun to stop by and see!

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  11. Linda these are all so gorgeous! You must be so relieved about your Mom, low iron really tires you out, but at least it's nothing serious! I've loved looking at all your beautiful creations, each one is special in its own way!

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  12. All these are wonderful, beautiful soft colours, I really love the noujrish piece. Glad your Mum is ok.

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  13. I like all 3 projects, especially the graceful mermaid and the fabulous ATC. Congratulations on being published at Somerset! Have a blessed weekend.

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  14. All of these are so beautiful! COngrats on the published article!

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  15. Your art is so pretty this week! I'm so glad to hear your moms tests were all negative. Happy PPF!

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  16. Wonderful projects you made! Very creative. And congrats on getting published, that's great!

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  17. So glad your Mom is feeling better. Congratulations on getting published. It must be very exciting when it happens. I love all of the pieces that you shared but I really liked the middle piece. There are so many different things we need at different times through life or even in one day. This was a great idea.

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  18. Love these projects! Congrats on being published! Thanks for popping in to my blog for PPF earlier!

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  19. Wow Linda...you have said this in art so many fabulous ways. I love the one with the tags and I love the one where we sometimes have to dive down to get what we need, but it is all worth it. The tags are so powerful! Your imagination is just stellar - I love that about your art. Lovies, Samara

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  20. These are all gorgeous! What a great message! The colours are stunning!
    Thanks for sharing the how-to as well.

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  21. Congratulations on being published! The ATC is precious.
    So glad to hear your Mom is better.
    Thanks so much for stopping by - your words were greatly appreciated.

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  22. Love all your work, and the beautiful blues you've used throughout!

    I didn't even know they made ATC-sized canvases! I live too far out in the boonies!

    Happy Paint Party Friday!

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  23. Beautiful Linda, fantastic creations, full of love nad creativity. I am so glad your mum feels better. Lots of love to you and have a great week. Keep creative!

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  24. Congratulations Linda on being published on Somerset Mag. Wow, Super Wow! Love all your work. The mermaid piece and the thought behind that art is so meaningful. And happy to hear that your Mom is doing good.Have a wonderful weekend.
    Susan

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  25. All of these works are beautiful! It's also a great message. I love making ATCs as well. Thanks for sharing at SATS!

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  26. Linda these are amazing piece...I especially love the take what you want!! Such a great message for women!! Congratulations on the published article even if they messed it up...you're still there!! Good job!

    Hugs Giggles

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  27. Beautiful! I love all your amazing creations this week. Just stunning x

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  28. such wonderful pieces...love the second on which to chose what needed ;) ♥ Conny
    http://piaromsartjournaling.blogspot.de

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  29. love all the blues happy ppf

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  30. Wonderful mermaid, Linda! Your "Take what you need" is looking perfect. A little hand in the every days life.
    Happy weekend!
    Erika

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  31. Hi Linda

    It's really lovely to be back visiting :)

    Great projects.... I totally agree we need to make sure we nourish our - selves, the little tags are so cute.

    Congrats on being published (I've just ordered myself the magazine!)and eagerly look forward to its arrival and seeing yours and Kristins work.

    Such a sweet atc.... I love the buttons :)

    Karen x

    ps off to see what else you have been up to now.....

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  32. Wonderful! Love the sparkly mermy. :)

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  33. The first one here is outstanding!! I just love it!! =)

    and so creative with the second one, to choose whatever you want..
    I see there are many of those I would choose.. :))

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  34. All great projects...inspiring.

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  35. BIG congratulations on being published dear Linda=Very exciting and well deserved!!!
    Your little canvases are such treasures!

    Your canvas on canvas is brilliant with the uplifting tags at the bottom and your mermaid 'nourish' tag is very precious too...
    you are on a roll!

    Hugs to you and yours
    oxo

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  36. Congrats on being published, that's wonderful! Love your pieces, so pretty and imaginative! <3

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