Tuesday, November 8, 2011

An Art Journal layout

Woo hoo!! I actually got to create something! Granted, it took many more hours than normal but I enjoyed playing with some artsy stuff again =)
But before I get to my pages, let me just say how much you all touched me during my recent absence. All of the comments and those of you that have taken the time to email me have touched me deeply! I truly appreciate the prayers, love and concern, so from the very bottom of my heart, thank you!!



This is a layout from my art journal. I really should call it my sketchbook because I still don't do that journaling part. I am still practicing sketching and I still love it. I painted the majority of this with watercolor paints and pencils but when I got to the embellishing stage I did add some pen and ink details, some collaging, acrylic paints using both a brayer and stamps, stickles, star sequins and some sort of reflective stuff on her wings that I picked from Michaels. 


And here's a close up of that stuff on her wings:
I bought that stuff thinking it will make great snow but now I see I could use it on on all kinds of stuff. Wouldn't it look great on an underwater scene??  
I've been doing some Zentangles to soothe the creative void so maybe I will have a few of those I can share sometime soon. Thanks again ♥

Hugs~
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55 comments:

Reflections from Granny said...

Gorgeous Dana and I hope you're feeling much better now? Hugs, Lori m

NickelNook said...

Oh, Dana! This made me catch my breath! You truly are an artist! Absolutely GORGEOUS!! Creating is definitely healing, and Zentangles are very relaxing and soothing! Can't wait to see yours! Take it slow and easy! Joyful prayers!...Nancy :o)

NancyD said...

Dana, you are an amazing artist! I love your art journaling. I learn something from it everytime you post. Thanks! NancyD

P.S. Welcome back, you were missed!

mforquer said...

Ah, so happy you are creating!!! Gorgeous page - you are truly a fabulous artist!!!
Hugs,
M

Patti J said...

Oh my goodness, Dana - why are you stamping? You should be designing stamps! This is a stunning work of art! So glad that you felt up to crafting - don't over-do! Hugs, my friend!!!

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

Oh Dana this is beautiful...you are overflowing with talent my friend!!

Naomi said...

Woohoo, Dana, you're back, girl!!! This is seriously STUNNING!!! You are SO talented!

EmbossingQueen said...

This is absolutely amazing Dana. She is beautiful, what a talent you have!

Carla aka scrappypug said...

Gorgeous! So glad to see you back!

Carla S. said...

Stunning artwork, Dana! You are so talented! Glad to see you back creating!

CraftyLoops said...

Wow this is a beautiful page. I love the wings. Lee x

Dorcas said...

Very cool, Dana! I'm so glad to see you back!

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow Dana.. i have been missing too.. hope you are ok
This is awesome.. i just love her wings
Lisa x

Tracy said...

Dana this is gorgeous.
You are so talented.
Funny as I read underware scene, lol.

Dotty Jo said...

Hi Dana, what a stunning blog you have - fabby work, Jo x

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

Beautiful Dana! I some some of the reflective stuff, never quite know what to do with it! Glad to see you again. Hope you are feeling better soon!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Wow she's beautiful Dana! It's good to see you back posting on your blog again, I hope you're feeling better everyday! Hugs, Jan

Sonia said...

Wow!, wow! I love this creation. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!
I found your blog on THE OUTLAWZ.. I'm a follower already. :-)

-Sony
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ThePurplePlace said...

Hi Dana,
I think this is absolutely stunning....truly a work of art and beyond words. I have missed you and had no idea you have been ill. I am so sorry and feel so out of the loop at times.

I've been very much into classes and such and in that way I guess I've lost touch in what else has being going on. I did wonder why I had not seen you posting at iCopic, but admit, I haven't been there much.

Makes me sad to find out now that you had not been well and that I never knew!! I am so very sorry to hear that news and wish I had known. If there is anything I can do or is you simply near a shoulder to learn on, please let me know. In the meantime, I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers and hope very much that you are on the road to recovery and brighter days.

You work has always impressed me and it's a joy to see that you are back to creating. I can't imagine my life without crafts! It's my only escape and really a form of therapy.

Hugs and love,
Lisa

Lynne Armstrong said...

She's beautiful Dana. I think you should take up drawing digis for us to colour :) So pleased to see you're feeling well enough to have a little creative time...we all miss seeing your beautiful work. Can't wait to see some of your Zentangles. I haven't tried that yet but can imagine they would be addictive.
Big hugs xx

Jacilynn said...

wow, this is amazing! you are such an artist! You are missed my friend. Hope things are well!
x

Brenda said...

Dana, I run out of words to describe your talent. This is so amazing. The colors are gorgeous, the texture I see, the layers. So pretty. Love the "snow" glitter. Miss you girlie, hope you are starting to feel a little better. Crafting is so healing!!!

Hugs~Bren

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Lorie a.k.a.The Peddler said...

What a stunning picture you have created. You're soooooooooooo talented.

Reflections from Granny said...

Hi Dana, I'm just stopping by to say hello and I hope your feeling better and better each day.

Happy Holidays, hugs, Lori m

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Hi...I'm Cindy said...

WOW Dana,your an amazing drawer....it's gorgeous and an angel, totally love it :)

Georgei said...

Wow Dana this is so beautiful
you are a very good drawer
like very much what you did
Thank foe being a follwer on my blog

Anne Fenton said...

Dana you are so talented ... I love your journals...I miss you at the Outlawz. Hugz Anee

Anniebee said...

This is gorgeous, Dana!! I'm so glad to see that you have started creating art again, however randomly. I was checking your blog regularly for a while but when it became apparent that you wouldn't be around for a while, I quit coming. One of my New Year's resolutions is to do a better job of visiting the blogs I follow and leaving comments and yours was among the ones at the top of my list (in order of preference). I sincerely hope you are doing better and that you'll be making art on a regular basis soon. Happy New Year to you and your family!

Hugs,
Anniebee

Roxann said...

Your journal just exudes beauty and fabulousness! Miss you, GF, and hope you are well!
Hugz,
Roxann

Crystal R said...

Wow Dana these are simply gorgeous. You have tremendous talent. "I am a new follower and found your blog through The Outlawz Follow Me Forum"

Ann said...

Hi Dana, Miss you and hope you're doing well. I came over to look at your beautiful journal pages! :)

Corinna Buchan said...

Hi Dana,

This is an absolutely gorgeous artwork!! My daughter & I have just recently begun creating our own "Smash"/Art/whatever you call-it journals. We just use Artist Journal notebooks & she'll be inspired by this post to inclue more of her artwork. Thankyou.

BTW I notice this post is from some time ago & I hope that you are doing well & that your health is improving.

Take Care

Corinna

Darlene Lyons said...

This is stunning! You are very talented! I'm glad your feeling better. I found you in the looking for followers discussion over at outlawz. I hope you have time to stop by for a visit @ www.scrappyduesbydarlene.blogspot.com

Carole said...

Wow Dana!! You are soooo talented, I loved seeing your work.

Donna Heber said...

So gorgeous Dana. I hope you are doing well.

Linda Palmer said...

Stunning work. So glad I stopped by today as this is just awesome. Found your blog on the Outlawz.

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Clairebears said...

Wow you are a amazing artist :0)
I am a new follower and found your blog through The Outlawz Follow Me Forum
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Colleen Holmes said...

I miss you! Want you to know I think of you often g/f. Hugzzzz

grandmaplenty said...

I am a new follower and found your blog through The Outlawz Follow Me Forum". Your art is beautiful! You are so talented.

Crafty Daffy said...

Hi Dana, I am your newest follower and I found you over at Outlawz. I love this creation. The angel is so lovely and the effect you got on the wings is spectacular. It would seem the extra time you put into it was well worth it! I can't wait to have a look at some of your other creations. xx Denise

Julie Richards said...

Wow! This layout is outstanding. Really beautiful and truly inspirational. Thanks for sharing
hugs Julie

Ellapu said...

I see you on outlawz and am now following. I really love your art work absolutely brilliant x

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