Sunday, April 7, 2013

Rescuing an Art Journal Page


Believe that no effort you make in your artwork is ever wasted.  Something you initially dislike may hold the kernels of something you may eventually love.   That's what happened for me with this journal page:


From one of my favorite books - The Phantom Tollbooth, by Norton Juster:
“You may not see it now," said the Princess of Pure Reason, looking knowingly at Milo's puzzled face, "but whatever we learn has a purpose and whatever we do affects everything and everyone else, if even in the tiniest way. Why, when a housefly flaps his wings, a breeze goes round the world; when a speck of dust falls to the ground, the entire planet weighs a little more; and when you stamp your foot, the earth moves slightly off its course. Whenever you laugh, gladness spreads like the ripples in the pond; and whenever you're sad, no one anywhere can be really happy. And it's much the same thing with knowledge, for whenever you learn something new, the whole world becomes that much richer.”
Words to live by!



Later this week, I will tell you all about the wonderful time I had at Art is You in Nashville.  It was amazing!!

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

  1. This is very cool, Jessica. Love the bright colors! it's a good feeling to finally finish a piece that has been just hanging around!

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  2. It was so much fun to see you work, Jessica! Your little lady came out beautiful, and I love your lettering. Blessings!

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  3. She turned out fabulously and well rescued. X

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  4. wonderful is your GIRL Jessica!

    AMAZING!

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  5. Totally fab, and really well timed. I am very new to collage, just started a new journal and my first page. You have just given me so much inspiration what else I can do to that page when my medium is dry, great words to start off a new journal too, thank you for sharing.

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  6. She's beautiful with her arms spread wide and what a surprise you are using stencils! Great passage from the Phantom Tollbooth, been a long time since I read that one...xox

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    1. One of my all time favorite books -- and it's meant more and more to me as I've gotten older. I use it for dharma talks in my yoga class all the time!

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  7. Your art is so vibrant and full of life! Love the colors you use! Patsy from
    HeARTworks

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  8. Wow, fantastic page. I love how it turned out!!

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  9. There are so many things I love about this page. I suppose pages or art pieces that we hate are just NOT DONE YET. The black lettering and the white little details really pop. Love her and love to see you work.

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  10. Your pages always sing with happiness. I love both your art and your message. Have a wonderful week.

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  11. I really need to read "The Phantom Tollbooth", it sounds so great. Thanks for the video, it made me feel like I AM good at what I make, I just need the right 'tools' to revive some pages.

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  12. I love her!! Very bright, colorful and ever so cute.

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  13. So colorful, creative and expressive art work ~ lovely and happy too! ~ ^_^

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  14. Wow! This is gorgeous! Thank you so much for joining us at Make it Monday this week! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM for a chance at our second prize! Good luck and I hope to see you back next week for a new challenge!
    Rene :D

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  15. Very beautiful and lovely.Very expressive art work Jessica
    Lovely greet
    Marja

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  16. That is such a happy page,full of joy and hope. Love it.

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  17. A beautiful sentiment and some gorgeous art work. I'm glad you had a great time at your art retreat.

    Thanks for linking up :)

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

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  18. This is just gorgeous. Love the colours. All the elements work so well together. I saw this on MIM and just had to pop over to have a closer look.
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  19. It's so cute! Saw it on MIM.

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  20. Oh, it is so much fun to see you working Jessica! And thanks for the wonderful tips! You made a gorgeous journalpage out of those flowers. Love the sentiment behind it too.

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  21. Wonderful - just loved watching you work! Loved the ending - she's beautiful!!! Chrisx

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  22. strong believe from a beautiful and cute little girl :) loooove your side...btw love the spreading with the creditcard AND your script is amazing ♥ Conny
    http://piaromsartjournaling.blogspot.de

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  23. She's beautiful and I love the words and inspiration behind her!

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  25. Hi!

    I ran into your work over at MIM blog and your little illustration was screaming "click me", lol! I'm so glad I did because I wasn't expecting an art journal project. You really inspired me to revamp some of the pages in my book. All the colors you use are so bring and bubbly! Thanks for sharing. =D

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  26. I saw you on MIM and now I am going to subscribe to you as I love your work. I love this kind of work and I just cant free my mind or draw well enough to make it look human. I love how you salvaged your page. Awesome work and so glad you posted it on MIM so I could see your work.

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  27. Wise words, my friend! Love how you stuck with this page and where it took you.... the outcome is so whimsical and so YOU. Love it!

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  28. She's fabulous! You are a master of that liner brush and black paint! Loved seeing your process on the video!

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  29. Gorgeous colors all around. So dynamic. Your creation caught my eye at MIM!

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  30. She is great ! So happy and positive and inspiring:)
    Thank you for sharing her on Mandarin Orange Monday:))

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  31. SO AMAZING, Jessica.... LOVED the video... thank you!!!!! I stopped from MIM.

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  32. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!

    My entries are #2 and #212.

    I would love to have you visit my blogs: Paper and Scraps Creations by Julia and My Art... Healing The Soul and become a follower.

    Hugs,

    Julia

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  33. I watched your video, very inspiring! I always think I have to do the background first but another lesson for getting out of my box.
    Thanks so much for the video!!

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