Thursday, March 14, 2013

Follow Your Heart

Recently I have joined an art group whose members create the most fabulous artwork. In an effort to be more creative and share art, I have decided to participate in the "Life Word Prompt". This is a monthly prompt given to create an artistic journal page. I came in on this late, but I have since caught up! 
Follow Your Heart
The word prompt for this month is "Follow your heart". Creating a journal piece is very new to me. I have participated in altering books and find that they are fun and very rewarding. However, looking at a large blank page  is quite challenging for me. Generally I am not a heart type of girl...this month's page requirement was to have a heart, and I have found myself taken by them recently. This journal page was colored with dye based ink markers and chalks. I found coloring with the chalks difficult, as I wanted to be shy with the color. However as I look at the work, I feel that I could add more shadows in some areas so that the large heart will look like it will jump off the page!

Live Simply

Last month the word prompt was "Live Simply". The requirement for this page was to use a stamp. Unfortunately, the page was not complete in time to participate with it. I had a hard time locating the stamp that was used on it. Once found, the tiny dots were added and the page completed...for now.
This page was colored using dye based inks. Text was added with a black Sharpie.
Thank you for taking the time to visit. Follow the link to Paper Traders for more fabulous "Life Word" Prompt Journals. They are very inspiring!


  1. Love BOTH your journal pages! The free flowing swirls on the Follow Your Heart page looked like it was fun to create; and stamp or no stamp, I love the colors, and blending of colors for your Live Simply page! Beautiful work, and it's nice to meet you via Life Mantras Word Prompts! ~tina

  2. I agree with Tina your pages are wonderful ! thanks so much for taking the time to visit me and i look forward to seeing your next creation !