Friday, May 10, 2013

Art Journal-Early in the Morning

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Lately, snippets of Scripture passages or phrases from songs have popped into my mind, and I recognize it as one way God is bringing me comfort and encouragement. Now that I have this “art journal” mixed-media hobby going, I have a way to express some of my thoughts (I’ve always been a writer, but sometimes it’s more “fun” to use more than just words).

When this phrase from the old hymn “Holy, Holy, Holy” came to mind, I wanted to find an image of a sunrise. That was easy (thank you, Google), and I loved it when one of the images contained a silhouette with arms outstretched! And I already had a background started with colors that made me happy—orange and teal. Happened to work great with the image!

I have about three bins full of old music; the challenge for me is finding a page that I don’t mind “tearing” to use in my art journal!

Yes, the day starts “right” when I begin it with a song.

Linking this project to:

Simon Says Stamp and Show Inspired By Challenge (song lyrics).

Inspiration Journal May Monthly Challenge.

Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge Anything Goes.


Claudine said...

Beautiful page Barb, I love that song, one of my favorite hyms. Your colors are fantastic too, so bright and cheerful. Well done!!

Wendy Fraser said...

What a brilliant journal page and a great way to immerse yourself in His word in a very up to date way. Love it. thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy. PS I'm humming that tune now! xx

Pam said...

Pretty, pretty pages! The colors are so pretty, love that chevron look too.

Candy C said...

Hello Barb. Your art journal pages are wonderful! Isn't art journaling such a therapeutic thing to do? I love getting your thoughts out there but also being able to freely express your feelings or mood through the addition of art; be it doodling or adding lots of color and shapes. If you don't want to tear your music sheets, you can always copy them first and use the copies! You've done a very nice job on these! Thanks for sharing them with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous work! I love all the layering! Thanks for joining us this week at SImon Says Stamp and Show! - Ashli :)

Mary Elizabeth said...

Beautiful. I love this hymn and your expression of how it made you feel.

~ Mary Elizabeth

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

That's a great song....we sing it at our Church sometimes! Beautiful color and love the music notes. Great pages! Thank you for sharing your inspiration with us this week here at Simon Says Stamp and Show! And...happy Mothers Day to you!

Marjie Kemper said...

Beautiful pages, Barb. Just had a catch-up... you've been busy AND artsy. So glad you have your art as outlet for all your creativity!

Sue from Oregon said...

Thanks for sharing with us at the Inspiration Emporium May Quote Challenge!

Love all the pretty designs and colors!

♥ Sue Kment