Friday, June 17, 2011

Summer of Color-BLUE

My friend Kristin has a fabulous creative challenge going on for the next 6 weeks called Summer of Color. I was so excited when I first heard about this but knew with Camp I would be a bit pressed for any creative time.

However, all that changed yesterday when I FINALLY made it to my space. One of my favorite supplies of the moment...

Just looking at these puts me in a happy place;)

When Kristin announced the color of the week as BLUE I knew instantly what I wanted to do...one of my Brave Girls!! I could see her in my mind and she was darling.

But...being stretched for time, making one of these cuties was out of the question. I had to think of something else.

And I did.

With all the camp planning, housework and final soccer games I had very little creative time. And for me art is like air...I just gotta have it. I was feeling a little down about all of it and thinking about the color BLUE and these lyrics from the 70's kept coming back to me over and over...

"Blue-er than blue
Sadder than sad...."

I created this Art Journal page yesterday afternoon....


putting my thoughts on paper about my need for time alone creating. The red "Be True" stamp is there to remind me to be true to myself.

Along with my journal page I worked on my Soul Restoration 2 journal and am nearly finished with my latest Brave Girl. Here's a peek...

Thanks for stopping by today. If you'd like to participate in Kristin's Color Challenge be sure and click here for all the details.

What is your favorite color to use in your projects?

11 comments:

  1. Very nice! Glad you got to make it into your craft room for some 'self' time. Thanks for sharing. Vickie

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  2. Thank you for visiting me today. Great page and hope you get some more creative time to yourself.

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  3. so true about the importance of alone creative time - love the flow of your piece. Orange is my fav creative colour at the moment

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  4. The value of creative time is immense. I am so glad you are joining summer of colour.

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  5. Hi there! So happy to see you home and creating - it is so important to have that time right? Dave knows when I haven't had my "fix," lol! I love your journal page - the blues are bright and brilliant and that song is perfect - 'cept now I have it in my head!! I should also tell you that whenever I hear 80's music I now think of you ;) Thank you! xoxoxo

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  6. wow...just did a long post and it didn't work...your blue page is perfect...so so true..,maybe you can do a green brave girl...take care...xxx

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  7. Love your pieces! We most definitely need art in our lives! Love your description of your need and how you met it!

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  8. Lovely journal page and with such feeling. I agree space for art is so necessary.

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  9. Always loved that song. Great choice. I am with you on finding the time for creating.You just have to have it!

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  10. I also so relate to your thoughts! Away from home, away from my space is not a good space to be! Love your page!

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  11. oh I really like this. My BLUE was also a sad theme. It sure does seem to help expressing it though!

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I appreciate your thoughts and ideas...they inspire me!! I will be visiting you soon. Have a CREATIVE day!!

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