#30dayjournal Day 29

#30dayjournal Day 25

As the project winds down, I find myself kinda doing my own thing, inspired by some part of the post by Lisa. It may not be one of the prompts, but something related to it. On day 25 the prompt was about tracking the flow of your creativity, how you get ideas, etc. I took the idea of flow, which is always internal for me and made this spread.

The Journaling on the yellow spiral reads: The track of my creativity is a long, slow, often winding road that goes up, down, and then maybe sideways but always going toward my ultimate goal of making something that pleases ME! The background for both pages were monoprints using my favoritest colors (again…)

#30dayjournal Day 24

#30dayjournal Day 23

Day 23 is going to prove to be another of my favorite spreads, and there is not a word on it anywhere! Day 23’s theme is Acting Freely, Unconsciously. I started painting with some of my favorite colors over some black bubble wrap impressions. It was OK but kinda in your face. I have some glazing pigment called Fresco Cream, so I covered the pages in that color. REALLY calms it down. I added a few  circles and it looked better…I put in some texture paste circles and used my Stripes stencil. Looking better still. The final view of the spread, but I am not sure that it is Done yet. Only time will tell.

#30dayjournal Day 21 and 22

#30dayjournal Day 19 and 20

Sunday is always a busy day for me (Check out this POST to see what I did yesterday – besides the regular Sunday routine) so I am using two of my journal pages that I had created with the last few months (April 2015).

The page for day 19, above, just came together so easily and so beautifully that is exemplifies the fountain of youth/creativity that FLOWS within me! The background was created in a Dina Wakely class on acrylic painting, and the flowing hands were from a magazine that I have had for several years. This spread just seemed to need those hands. The radical balance was from a We’moon calendar from 2014 and it is another piece of ephemera that has been hanging out, waiting for the perfect spread!

This spread is probably, without a doubt, my favorite spread of all time. Again, it is from the same Dina Wakely class, and was made using my favoritest colors, dioxazine purple and turquois (pthalo). This was great for DAY 20, the theme of which is “Nothing is Original!” Most of the elements on this page are Dina’s stamps or images and they all techniques taught by her. I have drooled over this spread (yes, that is allowed!) and felt that it was perfect for the Day 20 theme.

Every night, after paint and adhesives have had time to dry in the Dallas humidity, I press my pages with this huge dictionary {obtained from the Albuquerque Public Library excess book sale for about 25 cents…} in a futile effort to keep my journal from bulging. But alas, it is a losing battle and I feel that I will only be able to keep it somewhat flat for this week. But that is OK, because the only alternative is to remove pages, and I do not want to do that to this relatively expensive Dylusions Journal (I usually use remaindered or excess books or make a journal, but I bought this journal for Dina’s class and LOVE it!)

#30dayjournal Day 18

This is an interesting prompt for me, as there are very few rules that I have to worry about breaking… I am very “loosey-goosey” in my work, and love when stuff hangs off the page, or when strings are hanging, but I did come up with 5 rules that I love to break…this was an exisitng page that I decided to use for day 18. The five rules that I break regularly are.

1. Don’t let things should hang off your page

2. Always use an odd number of items

3. Don’t use too many colors

4. Don’t color outside the lines

5. Let there be strings

I have broken all five of these rules in my journal ready!!

#30dayjournal Day 16 and Day 17

I was not able to work on Day 16 yesterday, and when I started working on both days this morning, they kind of blended together. So anyway, here goes.

Day 17 (I worked on this spread first…)the first pic is of the page after the journaling phrase “The truth that is right in front of me” had gushered out over two large pages (this is a dylusions journal and each page is 8×11″). Some of the journaling was a little personal so I decided to stencil over it in my most favoriitest color Turquois (Pthalo) from Golden. I used a Tim Holtz flower stencil shown on the right hand side. After completing the painting, I still needed something else, so I outlined some of the flowers with Black Sharpie, and then went to my next favoritest color, dioxazine purple and stamped around the edge of the right page with a hand carved stamp. I also stamped, not very successfully, with the stencil and dioxazine purple.

Finally, I wrote “The truth that is right before me in black pitt pen.

Day 16 (I worked on this second)

I have always loved the “Declaration of Humanity” by Dr. Ilchi Lee, and thought that would make a good post about what replinishes my soul and creativity! (text is shown at the bottom of this post.)I always mop up all paint from my craft sheet or pallette and use on blank pages in my journal/sketchbook.This was the dioxazine purple that was left over, watered down and soaked up on a piece of copy paper (some of the colors come from the day 15 post…). I printed out the declaration of humanity, and posted it to the right hand page. I used gold and silver ink with a hand carved eraser stamp on the top and bottom of the page. I glued the “sop up” paper on the left.

The text for the Declaration of Humanity is posted here:

 

The Declaration of Humanity

 

I declare that I am a Spiritual Being, an essential and eternal part of the Soul of Humanity, one and indivisible.

I declare that I am a Human Being whose rights and security ultimately depend on assuring the human rights of all people on Earth.

I declare that I am a Child of the Earth, with the will and awareness to work for goals that benefit the entire community of life on Earth.

I declare that I am a Healer, with the power and purpose to heal the many forms of divisions and conflicts that exist on the Earth.

I declare that I am a Protector, with the knowledge and the responsibility to help the Earth recover her natural harmony and beauty.

I declare that I am an Activist, with the commitment and the ability to make a positive difference in my society.

Dr. Ilchi Lee