"Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time." -Thomas Merton

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Scented Pages: Adding another Scented Page to my Art Journal

I'm sharing another Scented Page entry in my Art Journal with you today.

The idea of Scented Pages came to me when I received a
Soft Surroundings Catalog in the Mail. 
I have saved scented pages from magazines and catalogs for quite sometime.
I liked how they would add the fragrance to a little printed section in the catalog/magazine that read:
"Rub Wrist Here"

Some the scented pages would include some poetic prose that resonated with me.

Here's my Toujour Scented Page Entry

A close-up of the art journal page background using gesso, and some heat embossing elements:

A close-up of the section of "Rub Wrist Here" feature that holds the perfumed scent:

The "Scented Page" Title:
 Close-up of some of the pretty elements on the page and another fave Masked photo:

The journaling reads:
I never knew his name, but he brought me comfort and hope
through that long cold night in the air raid underground.
If the timing had been different, we might have had a future.
As he slept in the early hours, I slipped a note into his lapel pocked
and tipped toed back to my life.
It read:
"Thank you from the bottom of my heart, Toujours, J"

Thank you for stopping by and letting me share this Scented Page entry with you too.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

More Than Words November Main Challenge is Here!

Hello Friends!
It's a new month and More Than Words is hosting a fun Main Challenge.
Again, I found myself working in my Art Journal.

Recently, I have been craving a SPECIAL moment where I can just stop, breathe and think.

For the More Than Words November creative challenge I have chosen new stamps, inks, and watercolors products; blue watery background; and old elements.
My Quote reads:
“You know those things you always wanted to do, You should do them now.”

 Some Close ups:

Some Finnabair Crackle Paste and Rust Mica Powder gussied up this Blue Fern Studios Anchor Chipboard.

More Than Words November Main Challenge can be found here.