Saturday, July 6, 2013

Book of Days Week 1 . . . Summer of Color Week 4!

Ever since I took the art journaling class, "Mixed Emotions" back in February of this year,  I have been wanting to take another class!  I am very happy that one of my good friends from blog-land, Michelle LaPoint Rydell, pointed me in the right direction!  Her blog, Inspiration Everywhere, is so full of her wonderful creativity and she was one of the "Mixed Emotions" teachers!  I asked her for her advice about classes, and she highly recommended Effy Wild's Book of Days classes.  So here it is and I am taking my first Book of Days classes!  YAY!!!!



The first lesson is all about using stencils and creating an "intention" page for your art journal.  Here are my very first art journal "Book of Days" pages,  made using butterfly stencils that I had on hand:


My second page was also made with a stencil (Prima) and is all about using a resist technique with gel medium:


I have a lot of changes going on in my life right now, especially with my job.  I expressed this using a photo that I recently took, and the lyrics of a Tim McGraw song entitled "Things Change."

Also, for my above page, I used the colors from this week's Summer of Color challenge:


Week 4's colors: 
Charcoal Grey & Pale Pink

Thank you so much, Kristen, for giving me the inspiration to use these colors!!!!

And I know already that I am going to love my "Book of Days" journey!
Thank you, Michelle, for the nudge to take this class!

I hope you are all enjoying your weekend so far!  It is going to be a hot and humid day here in eastern Pennsylvania!  Yes, the Summer is definitely here:
and I am so happy that the sun is shining right now.  Things are looking up!  (I love these stickers made by Susan Branch!)

And as always, I want to thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog today!
I will leave you with another of my favorite summer images painted by Susan Branch:


44 comments:

  1. Your journal pages are gorgeous!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeee the colors and loving those butterflies!!!

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  2. Sharon it's so fun to see your first Book of Days pages!!! They are absolutely gorgeous and so YOU!!! The photo on the Changes page is stunning! I love how you worked in the SOC colors too! Can't wait for our next BOD videos on Monday!

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  3. Your first book is starting out awesome. Great colors for SOC and continue to have fun with your classes. :)

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  4. WOW, your pages are wonderful!!. The butterflies stenciling are just so sweet!

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  5. Beautiful journal pages and the SOC page too. Love how you have used the colours.

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  6. You journal pages are fantastic and I love how you incorporated the colors for this week. It sounds like it's going to be a wonderful class. I love Susan Branch! Her drawings are so beautiful and soft.

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  7. Your journal pages look awesome Sharon! How exciting that you've found another great class!!

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  8. Your pages are fabulous! Love the pink butterflies!

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  9. Beautiful and inspirational journal work- love them!

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  10. What wonderful pages.... looks like it is going to be a great class!

    Karen x

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  11. Lovely pages - the colours are fabulous and I really like your stencils. It's great when you find a challenge or class that really works for you.

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  12. I love how you've used the colours on your pages.

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  13. Hello Sharon, I'm soooooo happy to see this post today!! Way to go getting on the art journal wagon again, SOOOO HAPPY!!

    What a great first 2 pages in your BOD, soooo awesome to see this. I love the stencil on the first one, so pretty.

    The second one is beautiful with the photo and lots of pinks, this weeks colors were so fun. Great job on getting the colors to work in your BOD.

    I will keep you in my prayers and hope the change goes well for you, can't remember if you mentioned it and I missed it. Take it one day at a time though and remember how STRONG YOU ARE!!

    It is finally hot here again too, we cleaned out the garage, uuuugggg hate that job. Looks better for now and will do more later. We are doing our first "real" fireworks in the backyard tonight with yummy smores too. Should be fun, wish us luck we don't burn down the yard/house, haha.

    Wonder what the colors will be for next week, sad there is only 2 weeks left. Have a great weekend and see you next week for SOC/BOD again, SOOOOOO HAPPY FOR YOU!! HUGS!

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  14. LOVING again your colorful art :)
    INSPIRATIONAL.
    Hugs
    xx

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  15. your journal pages are so pretty! Great use of the SOC colors!

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  16. Looks like a great class, love your pages you have created. I always think of taking some classes , but worry about having the time to participate and being on the other side of the world and all. Enjoy your sunshine, freezing here brrrrr
    Have a wonderful weekend
    Mary

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  17. Ooh, I'll be excited to see what you produce for this new class. I especially like the butterfly page that you've shown here.

    Hope everything goes well with your job changes. Good luck!

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  18. lovely to see your artful pages ~

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  19. Nice job with the decorative handwriting too.

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  20. i really like how you incorporated your SOC colors into your journal pages. I really love your pages.

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  22. Beautiful pages sing this week's colors! I love how you incorporated the photo in "Things Change". Great lettering too! And thanks for stopping my blog too. We also have an 8 year old daughter from China! :)

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  23. Beautiful Sharon!! Love the soft pink & grey colours and the resist technique is very effecitve! Great journal pages!!!

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  24. Beautiful pages Sharon, lookes like a great class also that BOD. All the best with all the Changes in your life.

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  25. Love love your art journal pages, I hope you continue to enjoy your classes and learn lots of new things!! It is winter here but our days have been very mild, but I think a few cold days are on their way next week!

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  26. Absolutely beautiful!! Love your journals and I hope the changes that are happening in your life are positive and wonderful! Thank you for your visit to my blog. I appreciate you. Thank you.

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  27. These journalpages look wonderful. I must admit this colourcombination is really growing on me. It's great to do workshops, so much to learn and so much inspiration out there ....

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  28. Thank you for visiting Me :)I also like art journaling and have one going all the time.Good luck with yours and all your life changes.Denise

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  29. Perfect use of stencil, wonderful colours!
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  30. Love the journal page and thanks for stopping by my blog too!

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  31. Fabulous pages and I'm glad you found a class you like. Playing in a journal is always fun, but when you're going through a period of changes it can be doubly helpful. Have fun!

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  32. Beautiful pages Sharon, good luck with the changes.

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  33. Loving the second page with the butterflies!

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  34. Beautiful pages using this week's colours, both spreads came out great. Love all the white space. Beautiful work. :)

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  35. You journal pages are beautiful and I love how you have used the SOC Colours this week. .... the class sounds wonderful!

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  36. It is a great idea to create an "intention" page for an art journal and yours turned out beautiful!

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  37. I'm so EXCITED! You're inviting us to share another class journey! I definitely have to get my art journaling on! Thanks for sharing, Sharon!

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  38. Wow, Sharon. This is awesome. I know you are going to enjoy this new journey into art.

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  39. Beautiful pages! I look forward to seeing what else you create in this class since your last art journaling experience was so awesome.

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  40. Beautiful journal pages!! Sounds like that's a great class.

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  41. Super pages...and love the sentiments! Gorgeous..

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