Sunday, January 27, 2013

This I Believe


I believe ...

that some of our best days...


are yet to come. 


Art Journal page inspired by many of the techniques in Creative JumpStart 2013, with gesso, acrylic paint, gelatos, neocolor crayons, inkbars, pastels, Uniball white and black pens, stamps, archival ink.    (I asked some of my friends to describe my art style -- and they came up with colorful, whimsical, meaningful, and inspirational; I think this page represents that!)

I hope you have an amazing start to your week.  Linking to Create With Joy, Anything But a Card (things with wings), Mandarin Orange Monday, Make it on Monday, Creative Inspiration (Anything Goes), Monday Mantrasv, and Simon Says Stamp and Show (what are you known for).

Thank you for visiting! I read and treasure every comment and will answer any questions as quickly as I can.

43 comments:

  1. Hi, Jessica, I am new to your blog, having been referred by both Corrine Gilman and Carolyn Dube! I love your Sunday morning creation, and wish to add: "I believe! I believe!" I celebrated my 69th birthday this month and, perhaps, treasure each new day more than some! My life is still full of good things and even some surprises! Your piece today for me was entertaining, as I examined every nook and cranny! I love both the depth and texture created by your skillful layering. Definitely thought provoking work.

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  2. Hi Kay - so glad you stopped by! Welcome and I'm glad you shared your positive view!

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  3. Your work is definitely inspirational. Have a lovely Sunday :)

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  4. WOW! I think your art journal page is fantastic! I so LOVE the colors, the patterns, the doodles and the real heart that you obviously put into this page. It's really fun to see and makes me smile! And you are so right....some of our best days are yet to come. Otherwise, what do we have to look forward to? :) Love your page! Thanks for sharing it with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

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  5. I love this and love the words too- yes some of the best days are still ahead of us- yay I like that. Happy PPF my friend.

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  6. Sure is! Love this rich, vibrant, positive page!

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  7. You're absolutely right! Love your art journal page a lot! Lots going on and so many details! Stunning! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Sandra

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  8. That's a great sentiment. Wonderful page!

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  9. Complete gorgeousness and full of heart! Your pages always inspire me Jessica, in so many ways. I truly believe the best is yet to come!

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  10. Beautiful and inspirational!! Would be a nice quote during the grief period!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  11. Which part is the Gelatos and did you use water or use it dry? I am just curious because I love Gelatos and just bought some more today and I love what you did here!!

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    1. Hi Danielle - I used the gelatos for the flowers - I scribbled them dry and then blended them wet. Hope that helps!

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  12. Great journal page!! Yummy colors, just jumps off the page. Perfect sentiment to start the year off.

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  13. You are an exceptional Art Journal...definitely what you are known for in my book! Look the way you did the sentiment and the art work is fabulous! Thank you for playing with us at Simon Says Stamp & Show this week!!!

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  14. I just love your stuff I'm inspired!!!
    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

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  15. Just discovered your blog via the Inspire Me Monday link up and I love this page - both the art and the sentiment are inspiring :)

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  16. A beautiful and free page Jessica! Love the loose sketching!

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  17. Beautiful! Dazzling!

    Carol of A Creative Harbor ^_^

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  18. wow is all I can say this is amazing -- Cant wait to see your next CI Paint entry!!

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  19. I love this page! Let's hope that phrase is true!

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  20. Wonderful artwork and a really uplifting and joyful quote - thanks so much for linking up :)

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

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  21. Such a beautiful journal page - love the colour and freedom of, the flowers. And of course the mesage!

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  22. Truly eye catching! I love all the beautiful colours and mixed media. I found you at Make It Monday.

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  23. Great reminder:) And I love the happy, lively lines over those beautiful colours and textures. Thank you for sharing on Mandarin Orange Monday:)

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  24. AMAZING the design and the saying makes me happy Jessica! Thank you!
    xxx
    Susi

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  25. Had to come back inofficially (after I stumbled upon your awesome site as a member of TioT's DT) and have a look around - awesome loads of inspirational creativity to be found here! You have a new follower (don't want to miss anything in the future ;)

    Claudia x

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  26. That is something I wish to believe - lovely thought beautifully done.

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  27. Hello Jessica. I Popped by from MIM to see your Beautiful Journal Page. Faye

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  28. Love it! What a great sentiment! Love your style, it is so fun and colorful and happy!

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  29. This page is so beautiful and uplifting! Love all the beautiful colors :)

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  30. This is really beautiful page Jessica, lovely colours, and what a lovely sentiment!.. Thank you for sharing with us at 'Make it Monday' this week..
    Hugs,
    Marjorie
    xx

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  31. What an amazing job you did on your journal page, it's gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us for the Creative Inspirations Paint challenge! :) hugs, Kimberly

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  32. I saw your artwork on MIM and stopped by to leave a comment - it's amazing!

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  33. I love your page... and it's definitely colorful, whimsical, meaningful, and inspirational!!! I saw this over at MIM.

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  34. Love this Jessica! So bright and cheerful!!!

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  35. This is gorgeous. I wish I could do something like that.

    I saw you at Make It Monday. Thanks for inspiration.

    p.s. my projects is 202 if you would like to stop by my blog too.

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  36. This is absolutely gorgeous Jessica. I love the colors, the saying, and the design. Stunning!

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  37. Amazing piece! Thanks for joining the challenge at Creative Inspirations Paint!

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