I am glad it is Friday even though it wasn't terrible week for me. I had last Monday off and then we've wrapped up the semester at school. Time for a little change, and today my new classes begin. Kind of nice to have them begin on a Friday, so I can see their bright smiling faces (ha-ha) for a day before we have to dive into the work next week..
So I've been busy cleaning up and reorganizing my work space during my free time, and then when I get sick of cleaning I sit down and play with some paint. I'm all about color right now.
This page went through some evolutions before I ended up with this page. I started with one design but then I thought it needed some dark contrast so I stenciled the black, which didn't quite work the way I wanted. Luckily I found this black paper frame and this smiling flapper, and I think that helps cover up the black that I didn't like.
The beauty of a journal page is that it doesn't need to be a perfect finished piece of art! But I do really like the lady in the frame and the painted lettering over the frame. Nice depth!!!! And my squiggly roses and the blue-ish border. There's nothing worse in the personal arty world than making a page you absolutely dislike. At least for me. (Although I must admit making an ugly page is usually a good learning experience.)
I also spent a little time painting some backgrounds for cards. Then I used some old Cornish Heritage Farm background stamps I've had forever to put a little black design on them.
You can see I've been favoring these reds, maroons and pinks lately.
So does anyone have any big plans for the weekend? I've got a hockey game to go to tomorrow night. Should be exciting since we're playing our rivals. I'm also hoping to paint the wall where I want to put my new bookshelves, but who knows. it seems so easy to make plans and then have the weekend fly right by so fast those plans don't get accomplished.
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