Tuesday, March 15, 2011

31 Days {Day 15 &16}

 **This is so late...I had a funeral to attend this morning.

 Did you get any Art Journal backgrounds painted yesterday? Life got really crazy here last night so I only managed to paint one. It was a glorious 15 minutes or so;)
This always makes me smile:)
Painting is so therapeutic for me.

Our journal prompt from yesterday was "Listen to your heart. What is it telling you?"

I first put a glob of silver acrylic on my page then smeared about with an old playing card. I added a smear of red then stamped several images of hearts on the page.

To finish I took the brush I had used for the stamps and with very little paint on it I brushed  over the entire page. I love how just a touch of pink is left behind. Of course I added a little birdie to remind me to listen truly listen to my heart.

I intend on putting the finishing touches on this tonight...I'm hoping for a few hours of uninterrupted art time.

Before we get to today's Challenge I wanted to share a few Art Journal Blogs I have found while surfing the Net. Each one of these ladies is very talented. Be sure and stop by for added inspiration!!

1. Gingerbread
2. Diana Trout
3. Ria Nirwana
4. Creative Art Journal
5. He{art} Journaling

Challenge #15 & #16

Finish any Art Journaling backgrounds you have started as well as yesterday's prompt: "Listen to your heart. What is it telling you?" Then begin work on our prompt for today "Sweet Dreams". You could create a page about your sweet baby, the love of your life, dreams you  have for you and/or your children...whatever comes to mind when you hear that phrase. Be creative! 

Our prompt for tomorrow's page is this quote...

"It is the soul's duty to be loyal to its own desires. It must abandon itself to its master passion." -Rebecca West

I hope you are enjoying this week of Art Journaling! I would truly love to see your work. If you post anything in your blogs be sure and let us know!!!


  1. Thanks for mentioning me!! I am looking forward to getting to know you through both of your blogs. I'm just settling down to do some art right now. It's been a week since I've updated my blog - it's been crazy around here, but now I get to do some "therapy". =) God bless!

  2. I didn't spend a total hour yesterday, but I did spend about half an hour, which was good. I had one of those "not so much" days, and got home late. Today, I will not be home until after 8, so I doubt I will do anything. I am presenting about my writing at a local community college, so that takes precedence, and I guess it's still creative maybe. :)

  3. thanks so much for the mention Leslie, off to check out the others..loving your blog too :)
    Gina x

  4. Dear Leslie......
    thank you for stopping by!
    and my honor to be mentioned in your blog. Oh, my! :))
    I love your wonderful work!
    I wish I can have everyday therapy like you! LOL.
    Have a nice day.

  5. Dear Leslie-Thanks so much for the mention on FB yesterday. Is your Soul Restoration class done? Loving that you are so into art journaling now..are you taking a class? What is my heart telling me? Okay...have to ponder that one out in my journal...it's telling me SO many things...the most important? BE TRUE TO MYSELF! Big hugsXXX Oh! Taking BYW with Holly and it is amazing!!! Learning so much and its fun too:)


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