LOVED this quote as my mind drifted from the word achieve towards my art and what I'd *like* to achive . Sometimes I feel that rather than make things happen myself, I'm standing by, watching, as what is coming my way gets steadily closer Hopefully this is reflected in the 2 ladies watching the children running with the sparkly stuff, LOL And there's my camel, getting closer to being in amongst them TFL! Bernie x
Credits: B/g Paper: Down the Rabbit Hole - Divine Digital collab. (children at bottom are part of the paper - I extracted them and duplicated a few times with various blending modes!! ; Ladies: Aimee Harrison Design Studios - Bonny Blue kit; Sparkles & B/g flowers: Maguette Scrap Design - So Happy kit; Splat in b/g: Aimee Harrison Design Studios - Carolyn kit; Texture: Dreams by Kim Klassen; Camel: Caravan freebie; Splatter graffiti: Original Caravan stash
Cycle was just too hard for me as it was, LOL, so I let my thoughts wander...I was thinking about this on Good Friday...thinking about cycles of the Church Liturgy, and then cycling made me think of movement..walking/flying etc etc, and given the season, this poem from GK Chesterton came to mind!! TFL! Bernie x
Credits: 2 b/g papers: Bits n Bobs June 2010 blog train; 1 b/g paper, Palms: Paul's Island by ViVa Artistry; grunge: Aimee Harrison, An English Wedding; bottlecap for blood moon: TMA Designs, To Be An Arteest; light behind the fish: Feerie de noel freebie digital crea; Bird and big leaves: A-Liya Grandma's Quilt blog train; Fish made from bug by A-Liya & Prelestnaya, To Be Yours and eyes from brads by Christine Nash; Outstretched arms person: Aimee harrison, Inner Bliss; Border: Kim Liddiard Edge Flourish; Picture of Jesus on donkey: internet
Once I decided I liked the pattern of the Ying/Yang cut in half, I wanted to keep the b&w (ish!) theme, with all the focus on the photo with that gorgeous blue shy!
Bit of symbolism going on here, LOL, must be the influence of the Art Journal Caravan, LOL! The bird flying high, the title, there is wire on the shapes to symbolise being caged in, and the bird is enlarged outside of the frame to symbolise breaking free Living life with relish! The clocks remind us that time marches on and waits for no one...sometimes we need reminding to make the most of life! I def do, LOL!!
Think this could go on a canvas on my wall actually, for my bedroom...wouldn't be a bad thing to wake up to every day
TFL! Bernie x
Credits: All stash except wire: Life in Black and White by Suddenly Artistic; wire: Se Souvenir kit by Piccollini Angelini
Credits: Butterfly: DCWV @ 300dpi: Ciao Bella kit; Leaf: Spinky Dink Scraps - That Kind of Love kit all other stash LaurieAnn - Wedding Bliss kit Action: High Key Super Wash by Creative Victorian Designs
Room and stone b/g papers: Golden Sun: Englishman kit; People paper: Studio Manu freebie; Pretentious splatters: Suddenly Artistic; Painted Wood Layer Styles: Snickerdoodle Designs by Karen; Pink paint splat: ViVa Artistry: Spring Love; Angel: Studio Manu freebie
I'm aware that wherever I end up with my art, it will because of the input from other people!
TFL! Bernie x
Credits: Camel, splatter grafitti, dotty/patterned strips , painted frame and painted corner: All Tangic Baxter Caravan stash; all other stahs: Vincent's Room by ViVa Artistry available at The Digichick :)
Wanted to get back to normal in the journal today, so went with fighting time rather than anything (or anyone, LOL!!) else!
I always seem to be scrabbling to find enough time for what I want to do...it passes too quickly!
So we have the words 'fighting time' in her head; the arty hands captured in the cage, unable to produce as much as they'd like! The clocks in the b/g with the fence in front of it - more barriers! The ominous black bird and the days of the week that keep passing and won't hold up and wait for me to catch up with my arty projects, LOL!!!! Finally there's my trusty camel, with his little bit of colour to lead me through all the 'stuff' that gets in the way and takes my time away from creating :)
I LOVED this quote and couldn't wait to use it!!
Credits: Camel: Caravan freebie; B/g paper, clock, days of week, splat, Bird, lady, paper sand wings clipped to lady, birdcage: Tangie's She Found Her Bliss;
Hands: Candleworks Scraps: Baby Central;
Crown clipped to camel: Parcel 5,
fence: Secret Garden Creations: Forgotten Times; Large clock on LHS: Veronica Ponce: Cottage Bluff.
No quote on this page, these are all my own words, LOL! The probs I'm having atm IRL involve someone trying to control what I can and can't say in a certain situation (regarding my DD2's school), and I'm not standing for it, LOL!!! I'm feeling strong and absolutely love this page, despite it coming out a bit dark and brooding, LOL, because it looks strong, feels strong and says what am thinking right now! I didn't want real life to get involved in my AJC really, but I suppose this message is appropriate in regard to my creative journey as well...I will be what I will be :)
I put the eyes at the top watching me secretly (which is what this person has been doing!!) and my camel is standing right behind me, supporting me, reassuring me, so he has a warm orangy glow - comforting and shining out against the darkness of this person's actions (she's hiding behind anonymity). He also has a star behind him to show he's valued by me! The splat I placed deliberately to look as though it could be grungy angel wings!! I'm no angel, shown by the raggy nature of the wings, LOL, but what I am saying is worth saying and has value, and next to this cowardly person, I do look positively angelic, LOL!!! OMW! Lots going on in my head today then, eh?!!!!!
Seems like I can't win with some people lately...all they want is to see me fail and are proactively trying to achieve that.
TFL! Bernie x
Credits: Camel: Caravan freebie; b/g paper and stacked papers and splat all Blossoms of Ice collab from Digital Crea; lady, glitter, dots and Fragile: Parcel 11; Bottom picture taken from a pendant element in Krissy's Scraps' Timeless kit
I'm amazed this has come out as bright as it has, LOL, as I'm so furious about something that's been done to me, I expected a very dark page, LOL!! I loved this quote though, which put me back on the straight and narrow, and it fell in with trusting my instincts (if I had trusted my instincts a month or so ago this nasty person would not have been able to do what they have done to me!).
Almost went black and white with this one, but then added just some very subtle colour:)
TFL! Bernie x
Stash: Lady & dotted b/g and border: A Clegg - Charmed kit; paper (clipped to b/g dots!): Scrap Orchard It's a Journey June 2010 freebie; Butterflies: Jenn Barrette Clouds Overhead; Light: Creative Victorian Designs collab with Armina - Romantic Intrigue; Layer style on the text and lady: Crushed glass by Snickerdoodle Designs by Karen; layer style on the butterflies: Aimee Harrison - Homemade Holidays