Wednesday, March 09, 2016

WOYWW #353

It's What's On Your Workspace Wednesday again! If you want to know what this is, just click on the icon to the right.

Here is my desk for today (actually taken on Monday) It's getting a bit tight - ready for another clean-up!:

I haven't been in my craft room a lot lately, kind of in a funk, so I thought I would watch Aaron on Imperfectimpulses, and just copied his page. He used Lumiere paints - mine were all dried up, so I did my best with adding water to the jars. His little pieces of paper were very small, I didn't have the patience for that! He used pan pastels to color his pieces of paper, I don't have any so I used oil pastels. I also added some butterflies and a scribble that my friend Marg gave to me - it's on a piece of acrylic film, and just sticks to the page. Here is the video:

and my page:

I don't usually copy pages, but I just needed to get going again. This page obviously isn't my style, but it did get me in my craft room! 

Then I went to my friend Marg's for a playdate and made this page:

Much better - more my style! I loved her two new stamps - I've been wanting these guys for a long time! The rest of the stamps are Dylusions. The background is Distress Inks, and the left side has been wiped with gesso because it was too bright.

These guys are from Stampotique

The next day I did this page. It started with gesso. Dylusions spray and Distress Inks do NOT work well on gesso! So after wiping a lot of it off,  I used craft paint. I got my inspiration from some paper that I had - I used it for the border around the edges.

and some close ups:

I thought the limitations quote was good because I was limited by the gesso!

My most recent page was done on Monday, I was happy because it was a beautiful warm spring day and the birds were chirping away!

Dylusions sprays, Distress Inks, Tim Holtz music mask, and various stencils.

Well that's it for this week, things are looking up, the weather is getting warmer, we "spring ahead" this Sunday, and hopefully I can keep journaling!

PS-I apologise for the graphic content of my last post, I have changed it. Thank you to those of you who sent your condolences. It was a really difficult time, and your support helped..


Diana Taylor said...

You've got some fabulous art going on there - I love the 'out of limitations' pages - what rich beautiful colours and textures. I love the music pages too - very effective. Thanks for the earlier visit to mine, I hope you have a good week,
Diana #27

ToadilyDiane said...

Wonderful journaling pages going on there. I hope things brighten up and you get lifted out of your funk.
Have a great day.
Diane - WOYWW #38

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Loving your pages, Linda! Good that you got back into arting! No shame in "copying" - I do it all the time! I just call it "inspiration", LOL! Followed the YT link and discovered that I already have that channel on my subscription list! Love how you've found substitutions for the products that you don't have and made it your own! Thanks for visiting earlier! :) zsuzsa #47

Sharon said...

Sounds like you've got back into the grove again with all those pages you've been doing. Sometimes we just need a little nudge in the right direction.

Those Stampotique stamps look great. I'm going to check out their website. How are their stamps?

Have a great week
Sharon K #48

April said...

What a great journal. I really love the colors.
April #55

Helen said...

great pages, sounds like you're back in the groove. Helen, #21

Sharon Traynor Designs said...

Such wonderful art pages. All the little details and elements are awesome. You have a fantastic style and it looks like your mojo is in full swing now.
Sorry I'm running a bit late on WOYWW
Sharon xx #50

Nikki said...

Sometimes going out in the box can inspire you into making things again we all need a break every once in a while and I like how your pages turned out and glad to see you swapped out the medium for stuff you do have makes it all your and thanks for the suggestion on stamps it's tough to find small anything since studio g is no where to be found much any more hugs Nikki 3

Virginia said...

Some fantastic pages in your art journal, I did giggle at your comment on space though - I'm glad I'm not the only one that waits until I'm working on a tiny amount of desk before I admit I need to tidy up!

Thank you for visiting my desk earlier in the week, sorry I'm late!

Neet said...

You have done lots of journal pages this week. I like them, especially the brownish one (russets and such like) in the top photo (and others lower down) and the one with the music on especially.
Hugs and Thanks for visiting me (sorry I am late but I have the influenza)
Hugs, Neet xx

SusanLotus said...

Great pages!

A late WOYWWér
Sussie, nr 44.

Kelly said...

Imitation is the best compliment and whatever it takes to get the creative juices flowing is okay. Your pages turned out great and the quote so appropriate for the funk you were previously in! Thanks for linking to the video. I'm always up to watching others play! Late Creative Blessings! Kelly #61