Thursday, March 29, 2012

Be Brave..

Hello,
I wanted to start off by saying thanks so much
for the big response from my last post.  I had so much fun
reading all your thoughts on the subject..
Sounds like most of us do think alike!
Thanks again my sweet FRIENDS..

This has been one of those weeks,
So relaxing, not a whole lot on my plate, so you
think I would have been playing in my craft room more.
That was my intentions.  But time just got away me!
Don't get me wrong. I did get a little time to play in my
Art journal.  But I just thought I would have accomplished a
lot more.  Such is life..  Just enjoying the journey!



I did this mixed media page..  So much fun!
I have to say I just love this style of Art!



Believe it or not this butterfly is a digi stamp.
I blew it up and colored it and then used modge podge
to glue it down. .






I just love this quote.. I think its just perfect for
this stage of my ART journey..



The next page is an experiment..
It just so happens I woke up around 2:00am
and could not get back to sleep.  So why not try something
new!!!








These flowers were done with wax pastels..
So fun.  I drew the outline of the flowers and leafs.
And then did a whole lot of rubbing with my finger..
I guess that was the only problem..  After awhile my finger started
to hurt!  I guess that's the price we pay for Art!!  Hee Hee!!

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs,  Linda

43 comments:

Bunch of Barrons said...

Beautiful work! Glad you've been able to have some down time! :)

Bunch of Barrons said...

Beautiful work! Glad you've been able to have some down time! :)

TexWisGirl said...

i like your 2 a.m. creations! and your sweet butterfly!

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous pages! I can't even think straight at 2:00 AM and you made beautiful art!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

You are amazing!! These are just GORGEOUS!! WOW WOW WOW!!!! I loveeeeeee that butterfly!

Nadege, said...

You ARE amazing...beautiful work.

Tracy said...

Beautiful pages Linda! Looks like 2 a.m. is a good crafting time for you. LOL Hugs!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful pages Linda! That butterfly looks stunning and I love the words of wisdom! The second page is so pretty as well! Love the soft watercolored look! :) TFS

Sylvia said...

Both pages are beautiful, Linda, I love the flowers and even in college I did my best work at 2am. Get a finger dauber my friend and save your finger!!!! Hope your day is beautiful and sunny tomorrow!

yyam said...

Nicely done! Love that you found inspiration at 2am. Those flowers are amazing!

Virginia L. said...

Wow! I love seeing what you are up to! These pages look fabulous and again--so artsy!! The butterfly is gorgeous with the doily!! LOVE!

craftattack said...

Wonderful pages, love the colours! Valerie

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Lovely quote and mixed media work. There are so many possibilities....

Anesha said...

Beautiful creations,love the butterfly and the flowers. :)

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Jacqueline said...

Wow, gorgeous art Linda, just beautiful!!

Lesley Edmonds said...

Hi Linda,
I loved reading your previous post and must admit to often smiling at my computer like you, while hubby watches the football. I can get a bit obsessive and then I know it is time to take a break for a while....
I love these two pages. Your butterfly is gorgeous! And the flowers - I love the way you have scratched into the wax.
I often can't sleep at night and find myself in my craftroom with an open sketch book and a cup of tea.
Lovely and quiet then!!

cnelson said...

Oh WOW!!! These could not be more GORGEOUS! ! LOVE !!

Becca said...

Oo, I love the colors in your butterfly piece, and the wax pastel drawing is lovely...I bet it was relaxing to do. I get up at 2 sometimes too, but haven't started a whole page before, maybe I should? :-)

Nancy Claeys said...

Oh, these are both so sweet, Linda. Greeting or note cards! :)

Katy Noelle said...

I just love papers and colors and it's so fun to visit and see what you're up to!

but, after the first sentence, I had to stop and go look at your last post. ;) and, yes, I've been on a journey for the last five years of not worry about approval of others and to just express and be me. I'm loving this life lesson - even though it hurts like heck, at moments.

Thanks for the goodly encouraging and inspiring thoughts. They were just what I needed, today! =]

Love,

Katy xxo

Gina @ Gigi Marie Photography said...

So much talent my friend!!! Well done!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful page, full of spring feeling. Also your other page looks great.

Netty said...

Fabulous work, your pages are full of joy. x

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Strange that when I am awake at 2 in the morning I don´t create such wonderful flowers....lovely butterfly piece too. Have a good weekend.

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Beautiful art Linda! Wooow, I am very impressed with what you can create at 2am - you never cease to amaze me! Love those flowers!! Have a lovely weekend ;) x.

Gillian Olson said...

Lovely work, it is a good quote too. I don't think I'm ever creative at that time in the morning.

Julie said...

How gorgeous are your journal pages, still not brave enough to blog my attempts. One day...... x

Lynnda Hosni said...

I love your mixed media pages Linda... they are beautiful!!! And the colors you used simply gorgeous... I heart these a ton my dearest friend.. Enjoy the weekend... hugs..xoxo

Catherine said...

That's cool how you did that butterfly Linda! So pretty. Oh thise 2 am wake up sessions. I know them well. But look at how creative you were - fantastic!
Happy weekend friend!
xo Catherine

Terry said...

Linda, this just caught my eye in such a delightful way! Love this mixed media page and that butterfly is beyond gorgeous! Mod Podge rocks! Have a beautiful weekend!

Kamana said...

exquisite artwork! wishing you a lovely weekend :)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

I am speechless, what a BEAUTY!!!!!!

Georgianna said...

Love this one, Linda! I'm amazed at the different mediums you dive into. Great photos of the details, too!

Have a super weekend.

xo – g

Colleen Dietrich said...

Super beautiful, Linda! YOu have such an eye for art. On those close up pics you do, do you use a 50 mm lens, or something else? You're able to get so close. Thanks for the help!

Heather Jensen said...

Both are so pretty, Linda. You know I am a sucker for birds, and butterflies. :)

Hugs~

Henrietta Hassinen said...

You are so good with mixed media art. I really like pastel flowers.

Lori said...

Oh, 2:00 a.m. - your creative juices were certainly flowing - no wonder you couldn't sleep! Gorgeous!

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Linda, These pages are wonderful, I love the butterfly and the colours you have used. Lots of depth and layering of paint, great stuff!!! Hugs Gay xxx

lisa said...

I know it was not MY finger, but I have to say, truly worth the effort Linda! This is so wonderfully cheerful!!

Audrey Pettit said...

OMGoodness, your art journal pages are SO beautiful, Linda! Love them both, and love that you tried something new, too. Someday, I need to do something like this. :)

Lynn Stevens said...

Such fun and colorful pieces. Sometimes just trying new things the magic just happens like it did here!
hugs Lynn

LindaBrun said...

Two beautiful projects. Love the butterfly on the mix media project and your oilpastell flowers looks devine.
Thank you for always leaving sweet comments in my blog.
Hugs