Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Project 64 {21/64} and Art Journaling

So I'm taking a couple of online Art Journaling classes right now.  The primary one being "She Had Three Hearts".  So while my computer activities are strictly curtailed (I'm editing photos one at a time on picnik.com - great site but not my normal workflow!!!), I've been busy playing with actual paint and pastels and rubons and stuff...

My Art Journal cover - the original print was from a Jessica Sprague class.  It's been altered quite a bit.

My very first art journal page.  I love all the bright colors on this one!.

close up of the actual journaling.  I was perfectly okay with my hand writing being a bit messy!

this is the two page spread I made in honor of my 50th birthday.  And I have to say it was unintentional, but I really ended up rocking the "yellow-orange" color for Project 64 in these pages!
And for reasons i can't comprehend (or fix) at the moment, blogger will NOT let me put this photo in the proper orientation (landscape) even though it was saved that way!



the quote is from Oprah Winfrey on closing out her talk show.  But to me it is just as fitting for turning 50!

And I think it is kind of amazing and neat that I've been rocking it as long as Cover Girl!

15 comments:

Melissa said...

Awesome art journal pages Cheri! I used that same Jessica Sprague cover but didn't alter it - just printed and added a few stickers.

Amy said...

I too think it is awesome! The colours are just popping off my screen ... and I am thinking I need to break out and try something radical, like throwing paint around! ;-)

alexa said...

These are wonderful, and I love the blues especially. I also admire your handwriting. (PS You couldn't have it made into a font, could you? Some of us would pay good money for it! :).

Sian said...

I really like your handwriting too! I wish I could write like that..

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

Yes, my friend, you are rocking it! I love these journal pages, Cheri, and I've been thinking of doing something similar myself. The She Art class has really helped me let go of my fear of paint and textures. The art journal seems like a great way to continue playing with those mediums that I have fallen in love with lately. Well done, you! And thanks for the inspiration. xo

jamie said...

love me some art journal. good for you!
~j

scraplink said...

Your art stuff is looking so cool, I wish I had taken the classes with you - or that you were close enough to show me! Ack! We need a girl trip!!

scrappyjacky said...

These pages are looking amazing,Cheri.

Julie Ann Shahin said...

Love these pages! Isn't art journaling so fun? Happy Birthday!!!! xooxo

Heather said...

gorgeous pages Cheri. I have just started art journalling too - its great fun!!

humel said...

Oh, what fun! And I know what stencil you used for part of that painting ;) This is awesome, I love it xx

Brooke said...

Very cool journal,love the splashes of this week's color yellow orange! Thanks for linking up!

Cheryl said...

I love the purple-orange color combo, as well as the saying "Life Worn Well." Just beautiful!

Karen said...

As always the thoughtful quotes and journaling stand out, and I love the bright colors you've chosen.

scrappysue said...

Hi Cheri, sorry I'm late sending Happy Birthday wishes (due to the move and all), hope you had a fabby time! Love your art journal pages, as soon as my scrappy room is sorted I'm gonna break out the paints!

Sorry to hear about DH's job; wishing him every success in finding a new post soon (and a happier one). x