Little Girl

So, my mom calls today.

She decided to share with me, she has all of my art supplies from when I was a kid, inbetween, and teen!

And I’m just playing around with my newest love, Neo Colors and doing a light blue journal page before I turn in and go to bed! Just sharing 🙂

By the way so not done yet!!!

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I met a girl who sang the blues…

Brainstorming for my word of the year. My 2014 word was Wild.

Why was my word wild? I had gotten a while hair on me last year, and I wanted to learn how to create more than just stick figures and corner sunshines! I had found the workshop on Christy Tomlinson’s website, called Wild Art abandonment with, Junelle Jacobsen. I had just gotten back into scrap booking at the first of the year. And I had seen a couple of Christy’s workshops and fell in love!

Now that it is the last day’s eve, upon us being 2015, of the old year, new year… I am choosing the word, BLUE! I gotta rise above the blues! I love this phrase too, I met a girl who sang the blues! I have been singing the blues lately. My husband has been working a bunch of over time, which is nice, don’t get me wrong, but there is nothing like being with your family on the holidays. And I have been rather blue, it’s time to get me out of this funk! TIME TO RISE TO THE OCCASION! ART! Being the OCCASION! Time to make the blues into art!

Also, this word, is another artist, at 2015, who I have recently found, SUZI BLU! I love her work. I chose the word blue again, to remind myself to take her workshops this year and support her as well! I have asked my husband for a Suzi Blu, “HOW TO BOOK…” and I am anxiously waiting to see if it comes in. So, the “BLUE” word fits just perfectly!

Other words, phrases, I considered.

I make everything harder than it is. I was thinking k.i.s.s. I loved Latin in high school. I always look up the entire origin of the word then make my mind up. See there, I’m not keeping it simple am I? 🙂

So, Wild meant…

wild
wīld/
adjective
adjective: wild
  1. 1.
    (of an animal or plant) living or growing in the natural environment; not domesticated or cultivated.
    synonyms: untamed, undomesticated, feral; More

    “wild animals”
    “wild flowers”
    antonyms: tame, cultivated
  2. 2.
    uncontrolled or unrestrained, especially in pursuit of pleasure.
    “she went through a wild phase of drunken parties and desperate affairs”
    synonyms: uncontrolled, unrestrained, out of control, undisciplined, unruly, rowdy, disorderly, riotous, corybantic

    “wild behavior”
    antonyms: self-disciplined, disciplined
noun
noun: wild
  1. 1.
    a natural state or uncultivated or uninhabited region.
    “kiwis are virtually extinct in the wild
    • a remote uninhabited or sparsely inhabited area.
      plural noun: wilds; plural noun: the wilds
      “he spent a year in the wilds of Canada”
 Blue means…
Blue is the color of the sky and sea. It is often associated with depth and stability. It symbolizes trust, loyalty, wisdom, confidence, intelligence, faith, truth, and heaven. Blue is considered beneficial to the mind and body.

You can use blue to promote products and services related to cleanliness (water purification filters, cleaning liquids, vodka), air and sky (airlines, airports, air conditioners), water and sea (sea voyages, mineral water). As opposed to emotionally warm colors like red, orange, and yellow; blue is linked to consciousness and intellect. Use blue to suggest precision when promoting high-tech products.

Blue is a masculine color; according to studies, it is highly accepted among males. Dark blue is associated with depth, expertise, and stability; it is a preferred color for corporate America.

Avoid using blue when promoting food and cooking, because blue suppresses appetite. When used together with warm colors like yellow or red, blue can create high-impact, vibrant designs; for example, blue-yellow-red is a perfect color scheme for a superhero.

Light blue is associated with health, healing, tranquility, understanding, and softness.
Dark blue represents knowledge, power, integrity, and seriousness.

Variations of the Color Blue

Pale Blue: Pale blue inspires creativity and the freedom to break free.

Sky Blue: One of the calmest colors, sky blue inspires selfless love and fidelity. It is non-threatening and promotes a helpful nature that can overcome all obstacles. It is the universal healer.

Azure Blue:A color of true contentment, azure inspires determination and ambition to achieve great things, a sense of purpose in striving for goals.

Dark Blue: Dark blue is the color of conservatism and responsibility. Although it appears to be cool, calm and collected, it is the color of the non-emotional worrier with repressed feelings, the pessimist and the hypocrite. Dark blue can be compassionate but has trouble showing it as its emotions run deep. Dark blue is a serious masculine color representing knowledge, power, and integrity, and is used quite often in the corporate world.

So, it seems I am going to one end of the extreme to the other, from WILD to BLUE! Crazy, how things change in one year on December 30th, where my mind was last year, versus this year 🙂

NEW FAVORITE!! DEAR SANTA, I CAN EXPLAIN

I was thinking this morning, that it just didn’t feel like Christmas.

Boy, was I wrong! I ended up getting crafty, still working on the journal for my Dad.

And my art, just jumped out and told me, HEY IT IS CHRISTMAS, You do have the Christmas spirit this year, more than you realized!!!! I love my Santa!!! I am also really pleased with the purchase of my flesh skin tone, artist Pitt Pens, as that is how I got Santa’s face to look so real!

I would also like to thank, my new fellow art journal junkies, I had such an amazing response in the first 11 minutes my picture was up. I made it my cover photo! I’m starting to more and more fall in love with my art. And I’m loving all of the comments as well! Thanks for keeping me in the Christmas spirit everyone, and a very Merry to you to as well!!!

Delight!

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Just a few simple quick pages today! I’m trying to get this ready for my Dad for his Christmas gift 🙂

I started out with the theme of summer, thought of lemonade, and bikes.

Tossed the ideas around a bit, and I love my stabilo, so, these were done with stabilo, and I’m sure I will do a few more with stabilo today!!!