It’s not that my creative mojo was completely on leave. I have been doing large numbers of scrapbook layouts (well, large, when you think of how many I have completed in a couple of weeks). On top of that, I have been sick with bronchitis for 3 1/2 weeks (still not well). Even though I have been “productive” with the scrapbook layouts, I wasn’t sure I could muster enough “creativity” to put together an art journal page, so I needed to at least try, to see if I could do it!
The idea of this page was inspired by a coffee mug that has this verse and cupcakes (so fitting for me) all over it.
After gesso-ing the two pages (with masking tape down the seam of the moleskin sketch journal), I painted the page randomly (with Claudine Hellmuth acrylic paints—my favorite).
Some time ago, I purchased a couple of Dylusions stamps, and they seemed to fit the whimsical nature of this page theme (stamped with Black Archival Ink). I used three of Tim Holtz’s background stamps (with Black Archival Ink and Snow Cap Adirondack Ink) and my white Painter’s Pen. I also happened to have some Hero Arts cupcake stamps. I LOVE my Faber Castell Pitt Artist Pen Big Brush markers (used for coloring in the stamped images).
So, I feel inspired by having created a journal entry, AND by the verse that is a great reminder for me today.