Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Inspiration Journal

Hey Bloggie Friends!  Hope you had a smooth Monday, I'd like to say mine went smooth but it was a bit bumpy.  Oh well, that's ok......I guess that's what makes life interesting right!  Today I wanna share the Inspiration Journal that I worked on in the Donna Downey Mixed Media workshop on Saturday.

We got to choose from various patterned journals and I was really torn between this one and a funky colored one with birds all over it.  I took this because it's one of my favorite colors but truthfully, I think I'm more of the funky bird motif.......anyway, lol

Come on, you know I had to get her autograph.  I took a pic with her too but it was with my cell phone so I only uploaded it to FB.

Ok, so we played around with all different kinds of mediums.  I covered this page with the paper towel that I was cleaning my brush with because I didn't like what was underneath.  We were playing with some gelatoes and our table only had three colors.  The colors really didn't go together at all so it wasn't pretty.

This one had gelatoes on it too so I covered it up........ah.....much better :D  That cool stamp is by PWP.

This one was just a study in mixing acrylics.  The stamps on this one are PWP too ;D

This one started out being about blowing India Ink with a straw (makes you light headed by the way) then I used it for an inspiration study.  We had to look at a photo and interpret the art.

This one was a doodling exercise.  Gotta say, I'm loving the swirls and flourishes these days.  I feel like I have to put them on everything.

This was another art interpretation exercise.

I think this one was about mixing acrylics too.  I really like this one, hopefully I'll have time to play in the journal soon.  Well friends, that's it for today, thank you so much for stopping by!

Have a inspired day!!


  1. oh wow, this is very cool! love all the different type of mediums you used.

  2. Hi Norma!
    These are fantastic! I LOVE that really abstract last page and the page with the circles is fantastic. I really need to take one of these mixed media classes at some point. I just wrote in my blog about how I've been avoiding paint lately because it just makes me over-think. Something about the randomness of the medium really intimidates me. I love that you just let lose on your pages!

  3. That is totally awesome! So cool that you got her autograph! Love this art journal!

  4. LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!! gorgeous work Norma!!

  5. Beautiful~ beautiful~ beautiful!!!!! Love your art journal pages, Ms.Norma!! <3

  6. WOW, WOW, WOW!!!! Love all of this!

  7. Oh my gosh, this is a work of art!! I love all the pages, especially the one you made blowing India ink through a straw!! GORGEOUS!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts


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