Art Journal Prompt: I'm happiest when……

I wrote this journal prompt the other day on twitter/facebook and decided to do a quick journal page on it.  It took about 45 minutes to create.  It doesn’t have to be a masterpiece or anything.  As you can see i first painted the background (cardstock) with white, pink and turquoise.  I splattered on a few water droplets and then tamped it off with a paper towel. Then with my micron pens and a sharpie i wrote the words and doodled some designs.  When i took a photograph of the piece it was not totally dry as i also used some gel pens and a soufle pen to colour in some of the elements on the page.  The page is just 5 x 7 – i’m going to add it to a mini – journal that i’m creating.  I got the idea from Lisa Sonora Beam’s mini journals she fashions from discarded greeting cards (as covers).  You can use any scrap paper you have for the inside pages.  I’ll be using cardstock, graph paper, brown paper (from a bag) etc.  I’m thinking this will be my “Happy book”…….and everything in it will be related to all things that make me happy!  Why not give it a whirl?

You can still enter to win my contest on friday’s post by leaving a few comments re: my FAQ query!  Thanks for playing!

The Healing Properties of Arts and Crafts

The other day while visiting my Mom who is convalescing i brought her a book on Scrabooking for Babies….it’s called Oh Baby!  Now my Mom was feeling listless, in pain and had no appetite.  It was tough to see her like this. She wouldn’t eat, her eyes were downcast.  I pulled out the book and gave it to her.  It’s amazing how much it perked her up!  Her passion is Scrapbooking.  So for 1/2 an hour we looked through different page spreads she could create when she got the use of her arm again.  She’s pretty excited about her little great grandson Sam (my grandbaby) so this was the perfect thing to give her something to look forward to.  I also offered to be her hands while she directed me as to which papers to use and what to cut out etc.  My Mom’s temporary rallying around was a true testament to the healing powers of Crafting!

5 Comments on Art Journal Prompt: I'm happiest when……

  1. linda
    May 17, 2010 at 10:41 am (10 years ago)

    Cool page, I totally agree with that statement too…

  2. Janet
    May 17, 2010 at 10:52 am (10 years ago)

    I am happiest when I’m doing any kind of art. Love your page. I’ve been in the doodle mood recently.

  3. MissKoolAid
    May 17, 2010 at 4:49 pm (10 years ago)

    That’s a fun page.

    I love that simply looking at a scrapbooking book cheered your mother up. It’s true that art heals.

  4. giggles
    May 17, 2010 at 11:45 pm (10 years ago)

    Thanks for listing all the tools for your cool journal page. I’m happiest creating…. it covers a large spectrum of my interests too!

    A creative diversion can really deflect both physical and mental pain. Hope your mom has a better week!

    Hugs Giggles

  5. eleni
    May 18, 2010 at 8:35 am (10 years ago)

    so beautiful colors!!! i have already made a journal of positive thoughts and things that make me happy! it’s on my blog on today’s post!!!!


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