With the new year here and the holidays over I thought it was time to get back into the routine and my weekly art journal creations to keep my creative soul in check. This week I thought I would do a mixed media garden.
I always have pages with paint and stencil leftovers from other projects. This one I had started at the Beyoutiful Souls retreat in Red Deer. It was Lauren’s stencil and I just had to try it before I left.
I then added some tree patterned napkins and some dollar store tissue squares for my grass that I discovered thanks to Danielle Daniel.
Then just stenciled over the tissue paper in a lighter green and added the pink lacey stencil on the left.
I loved this flowery paper and colours so I just cut my blooms right from it.
I then topped them with a perching Raven (whose beak should have been much longer, haha).
This quote by Shakespeare has been especially speaking to me with the arrival of the new year. “Expectation is the root of all heartache”. I have realized all these expectations I have had with life and following my dreams haven’t exactly been all they are cracked up to be and have been causing some heartache.
Which leads me to my word of the year which I have been carefully pondering so it will help guide me through the next year. Stay tuned…