Friday, 14 November 2014

Exuberant Art!

I had a really good day yesterday - busy, busy at work which I love followed by a bit of shopping.  Then I thought I'd better have a rest and not overdo it.  Dominic, my husband, always tells me to bank my energy and not use it all up the minute I have some.  That's always difficult because when I have energy I love to DO..... but I'm learning to stop and pace myself.  Still it was great because I didn't feel at all wiped out and I'm believing that I'm ok again :)  (that's sticking my neck out there a bit to say that).

I felt great, and grateful to my God who always pulls me through those times.  So when I had an hour to while away before cooking the evening meal I thought I would get my art journal out (actually its always out!) and play.  I decided I wasn't going to think about it but just splash paint and stencils and stamps and this is the result:


I started off with 3 lots of blobs of red, orange and yellow acyrlics and swooshed them around with a credit card.  The surplus paint (I blobbed way too much on the page) I spread over an A4 size white card which I'm going to make into a masterboard - more in another post.  I love the way the yellow bits bring flashes of light to the page:


Next I embossed a large firework in gold - it had to be a happy, sparky page!  I also embossed butterflies in one of my own mixed embossing powder, black and other colours with a bit of sparkle:


Then came stamping: fleur de lys circles, the Musical Melody from Inkylicious which creates a lovely movement and the little dots which is actually card used as a stencil:


Finally a title and just a very little journaling:


When I sat down to start I thought the journaling would be about an answered prayer, but as I played and went with the flow this is the page that developed.  I could only call it Exuberant Art :)

I'm linking up at:
Country View Challenges - Bugs, Bees and Butterflies
Art Journal Every Day
Art Every Day Month at Creative Every Day
Create With Joy Friendship Friday

8 comments:

  1. very bright and cheery - I love the choices of color and movement!

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  2. I love you art so much Susan! Thanks for sharing your gifts with us at Friendship Friday at Create With Joy! :-)

    Have an amazing weekend!

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  3. Susan, it's so great that you had that one hour, really love your creation, so many great details, so many techniques, and still they all blend together, lovely!

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  4. Fabulous journal page. I love the colors and the butterflies.

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  5. This is gorgeous fab colours,thanks for sharing with us at Country View Challenges.xxx

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  6. I love everything about this! So cheerful and bright.

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  7. Brilliant all those gorgeous colours

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  8. A very joyful page ! Love all the different techniques .

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