Monday, March 24, 2014

Slow Down and Enjoy the Colors

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Well, have you? Slowed down? I'm trying to. We are finally getting into a rhythm here, and it's nice. So I'm trying to remind myself that some things can wait a few extra minutes or even a day. I want to focus on 'feeling' each minute instead of rushing through.

Part of getting back into a routine involves singing with my choir, and being refreshed by my church each week. There's lots of negative in the world, but we manage to set that aside when we come together. It's important to always put positive back into the world if you hope to get any back.

I want to remember to do it NOW. There's no time like the present, right? But we still put things off until one day we're standing with our hat in our hands waving goodbye to something or someone we should have held closer.

For me, ultimately, it's all about TRUST - trusting God, knowing my worrying won't change anything, but prayer can. Often, it really means I just have to LET GO of some things. That's so hard, even though it sounds simple.

I made this page in my art journal for the SplitcoastStampers mix-abilities challenge to use text in your mixed media piece. It's the outer layer on each kite. I also used the prompt from The Documented Life to incorporate something you've recycled. The centerpiece for the kites is cut from my table protector layer of butcher paper. The list of products is down below.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope I've inspired you to pull out your toys and play. Come share what you do on SCS - we'd love a chance to share with you!

Ta for now,

Process and products: Canson 98 lb 7x10 inch mixed media paper, sprayed with water, then Dylusions sprays (After Midnight, London Blue, Melted Chocolate over wet paper, and through Crafter's Workshop stencil). Edged using modeling paste colored with Dylusions sprays, pressed through Dylusions stencils, outlined with Pitt and Copic Multiliner markers, highlighted with Copic Opaque White), clear, colored and holographic sequins are topped with rhinestones and seed beads, and there's a bit of drywall tape, Tim Holtz washi tape, and snippets of words from Rhona Farreh digital bundle. There's random blobs of gesso, too, and a Plaid Fleur de Lis stencil. I think I used every color of Dylusions sprays that she makes up to this date. I see there are new colors coming very soon! Any questions about products? Please feel free to ask!


  1. Love it! Beautiful work, such a wonderful mixture of colour and textures. Suz xxx

  2. This is so gorgeous.Thanks for sharing your life in everyday that you do.You are such an angel in caring for your dad and dealing with your own pain.You are such an inspiration to me.Take care.XO

  3. This is beautiful! The colours, texture shine and design are gorgeous!

  4. Love the darker hues you have chosen - You always come across as a very strong woman which I so admire - Stay Strong & continue to create!