Thursday, April 23, 2015

Purity, Patience, and Perseverance

 ...that's the title of my newest journal page:



 The background began by trying out new to me Gelatos. I scribbled several colors around the page then blended the colors using a light touch of gesso on a brush. Gelli print circles, dictionary page, black and white acrylic paint, Black Fine Line Sharpie Pen, red pen, charcoal pencil.

 My contribution to Art Journal Every Day, Art Journal Journey, and Paint Party Friday!

The new sketch for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge is this:



 And this is my card:


 Products: white, pink card stock; patterned paper; washi tape; Versafine Onyx Black ink; rubber stamp (studio g - Hampton Art); Grand Calibur die cut machine and Wonky Rectangle dies (Spellbinders); markers (Marvy); paper flowers (Recollections); brad (JoAnn Stores); clear glitter pen-Wink Of Stella (Zig); tiny stars -Nail Jewels.

 This card is for the Simon Wednesday Challenge which is "Clean and Simple" this week:


 You can see more of my stamped background papers and read about them in this post.
Products: white card stock; white paper doily; green felt; rubber stamp (Hero Arts-Small Greetings Set); lg. cling stamp (Impression Obsession-Ornate Floral); Prussian Blue Fluid Chalk ink (Clearsnap); Versafine Onyx Black ink (Tsukineko); paper flower (Recollections); Class a Peels Sticker (Stampendous).

  I just read THE best news the other day- Serena Barton has a new book titled "Wabi Sabi Painting With Cold Wax: Adding Body, Texture and Transparency to Your Art"  being released through Amazon on August 19, 2015!!  You can preorder it now:) Many of you know how often I refer to Serena when sharing my wabi sabi and/or Serena inspired techniques in various projects. I also just mentioned that I recently bought cold wax and oil paints to learn about using them-and voila- I will soon have Serena's guidance yet again :):) It's the very next best thing since she teaches at venues out of my reach, and I cannot wait!

 Have a fab weekend all-I will be around to visit, and I so appreciate your comments here. XO

 Leaving you today with the quote I used on my journal page:

    " Purity, patience, and perseverance are the three essentials to success, and above all, love."
                                                                                                       Swami Vivekananda






31 comments:

  1. Beautiful work! So glad you shared that cute card with FMS!

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  2. Love your page with the great quote and adorable cards!! This is the perfect example of putting it into the universe and it all comes together!! I still have to learn more about wabi sabi....it keeps repeating through my life!! Thanks for sharing!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  3. Your journal page is beautiful, love the quote, and the Gelato background - I love playing with Gelatos! Thanks for joining us again at Art Journal Journey, Valerie

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  4. Wow.. what a fantastic page- love your handwriting Linda
    and the cards are looking very good as well!
    Thank you for another fab contribution to AJJ and happy weekend to you!
    ♥♥♥
    Susi

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  5. Great page and cards and news about Serena's book......

    Love what you did with the gelatos. I'm still finding my way with mine.... I find them a bit 'dry'... I am so fond of my 'go to' neocolours.... I've only tried them with water so far will have a play with some gesso :)

    Karen x

    ps yes I did (sadly) return Mr Puggles!!!

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  6. You are inspiring me to use the gelatos that I bought and are still sitting on my shelf! Your background is lovely and very soft looking!

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  7. Both cards are excellent, I especially like the first, it has a freshness and a lovely message which anyone would like to receive. The little bird has a ribbon bow on her ear, very sweet.
    I like your page too, nice use of the gelatos and your gelli papers.

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  8. The journal page is fascinating. I love the art card. . .with the collage. Blessings, Janet, PPF

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  9. Beautiful soft colour shades, i love your page and the quote.
    Thank you for visiting my blog.
    Yvonne

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  10. Beautiful projects and I so admire the way you're keeping up with all your challenges. Must check that book out too. Thanks for the tip!

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  11. Your journal page is awesome and your friend card as well. Great work Linda!:)

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  12. Love your journal page and cards. Great quote as well.

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  13. All beautiful work this week, Linda. I love the gelatos art. I don't own that medium so it seems fascinating to me. I love the results.

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  14. Wonderful work. Love that cute little owl :-)

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  15. Great and creative stuff, and very nice and simple quotes!

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  16. i do not have gelatos (so far;)) - but this Looks very good!

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  17. Lovely work. I like how you have outlined the cirkles with the charcoal. Lovely colors in the background :)

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  18. I really like your art journal page, because your shapes appear to be floating. I'm not familiar with Barton's books, but I'll look into it. Blessings, my friend!

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  19. Beautiful page Linda. I love your colors. I love how the gelatos look so light and delicate on the background and your gelli print circles and hearts look so strong. Nice contrasts.

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  20. Love the journal page and quote!!! The cards are really great too :)

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  21. Beautiful piece to go with that great quote dear Linda!
    Can't wait to see what you create with cold wax inspired by that book.
    Happy weekend to you dear one.
    oxo

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  22. Beautiful work Linda, I especially love that first one with those soft pastel colours, it soothes!

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  23. Love the happy pastel colours in your journal page, and the cards are beautiful. I bought some oil paints last year, but haven't got round yet to actually use them. But it's always great to experiment with new materials.

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  24. Lovely cards as always and love your wonderful new creation! Beautiful!

    Happy Week to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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  25. Beautiful works, the page and cards. Stylish!

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  26. What a beautiful collection of cards! Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

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  27. What a lovely post full of beautiful creations.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
    Luv
    Debby

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  28. lovely pieces, Linda, the first spells freedom and fun; have a nice week

    much love...

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  29. Hi Linda, great work as usual. I really love the third card, thinking of you with all the texture and stamping. I am curious how to stamp such a large area. I presume you pound the colored ink pad onto the stamp which is one piece large enough to cover the whole paper, and then press it on. I love the felt leaf and the doily just pulls it all together!

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