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Art Journal Volume 02 | Luminous

Hi there and happy Monday to you! My art journal today is inspired by an image of a woman that I found in one of the travel brochures we picked up in Charleston. Have a look at my process and then I will share a little more about it:

I began with a layer of tissue paper that came from my store purchase at a place called Luna, on King Street in Charleston. I wrinkled and textured the tissue papers on purpose, and then layered gesso on top.

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I then layered the magazine image on top of the tissue paper, along with the doily and the paper strips.

Art Journal Vol 02 Luminous

I also hand painted the flowers in contrasting colors. Notice that even though I chose a color scheme to begin with, I sort of just let the journal page lead me where it wanted to go.

Art Journal Vol 02 Luminous

I struggled a bit with the painting. First I wanted to try circles, and in the video you saw me paint purple and green circles on the page. They were ok, but not really making me happy, so I left the layout overnight and came back in the morning. In the morning I realized across the top of the page the tissue had left this lovely swirl and the paint had drawn into those crevices. That inspired me to repeat the swirls across the page.

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I also gained more confidence to add more circles and swirls and I made sure they all directed your eye towards the main image, the woman in the photo. Once everything was completed on the background, I added my quote. This quote inspired me because of the word Luminous. This year for my One Little Word project I chose the word Shine, and as part of that exercise I did a word study. Surprisingly, the word Luminous did not appear in that word study, but it did appear through my search for a quote to use here.

Art Journal Vol 02 Luminous

I did not fuss too much with my handwriting, I just wrote it as it came to me. My hope is to develop my own distinct handwriting that is not influenced by others, and so you will see me try different things out in the process of this journal.

Art Journal Vol 02 Luminous

I love this process so much. Every outcome is a pleasant surprise, and a journey to arrive. I did not know for sure what this image of this lady was telling me, but through the process of journaling I figured it out and put it to paper. I hope you feel that you are luminous today, too, because you are. Your energy and your spirit do indeed shine brightly, so don’t let anyone tell you any different. See you tomorrow!

~Theresa

One Little Word | Creating a Vision Board

So here it is almost the very end of March, and I have finally completed the March prompt in the One Little Word class for 2016. This class is being taught and hosted by Ali Edwards, and for March the prompt given was to create a vision board. The goal with the vision board is to select miscellaneous images and create a collage. If the images have to do with your word that is awesome, and if not, that is ok too. Here is my process video:

Here is a look at how the vision board turned out:

One Little Word March 2016 Vision Board

There are quite a few elements that reflect me and my personality. I love make-up and I love color samples, so I was drawn to the samples and the pops of color.

One Little Word March 2016 Vision Board

I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of coral color I chose for the board, and really happy about that. It is one of the colors I use for my brand, along with turquoise. Those two colors make me very happy.

One Little Word March 2016 Vision Board

I love the “inspiration is everywhere” and I added my word with Studio Calico chipboard alphas that are spray painted gold.

One Little Word March 2016 Vision Board

One final detail is that I painted the edge with gesso once everything was glued down. This was to unify all the elements and to define the edge of the canvas. So, now on to April!

See you soon,

Theresa

One Little Word 2016 Making Your Word Visible

Hi there friends! Today I am working with my One Little Word Project and I am also transitioning into another series I want to create, called Design Time! Don’t worry, One Little Word is alive and strong and I will keep going with that and will keep showing you my progress with that. I wanted to create some home decor that would remind me of my word throughout the day, so I decided to make a word banner. Here is my process video showing how this banner came together!

Alright, so I basically just have video to show you today, and tomorrow I have a quick video showing how I put my banner up to decorate the mantle, and I will show more (gorgeous!!) photos then. So be sure to check back tomorrow to see how it goes up, ok?

See you soon,

~Theresa