Saturday, April 28, 2012

Reckless Abandon

 That's the way I've been feeling lately in my art journaling. Here's my spread for this week's Art Journal Everyday project.

  I started out with pages where I had wiped off a brush of turquoise acrylic paint. Then I went at it with  spray inks and stencils (two things I have been unable to put down for very long :) ) It began to look somewhat chaotic-or hey, do those two terra cotta stencils (which are actually part of a victorian design) look like owls peeking out of a jungle? Of course then I had to search my quote stash and found this one which is "without culture, and the relative freedom it implies, society, even when perfect, is but a jungle. This is why any authentic creation is a gift to the future"- Albert Camus. Added two feathers. I think I'll leave it at that. Yup, "a little bit of reckless abandon is a good thing."

  Now,  go and create something with reckless abandon-I guarantee you it'll be fun! Then link it on Art Journal Everyday and share the inspiration. Have a great weekend. Thanks for stopping by.


  1. love this, Linda -- you are speaking my language with your reckless abandon!

  2. Reckless abandon is a great thing indeed! I love how the stencils looking like Owls (they do) led you to add that wonderfully inspiring quote and the feathers at the bottom...Perfection!

  3. Your "reckless abandon" is wonderful and inspiring dear Linda!

  4. Love the stencil work Linda and the addition of that feather adds more beauty to your owl:-)
    Thank you for visiting ariel.

  5. Hi Linda, Thanks for the visit!!:-) I really liked the colors and layers you have used. I am new to journaling and self taught, so everything I see adds to my learning!! Thank you.


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