Finally, after a very long dry spell, I have a little bit of "art" to show you today. A couple weeks ago I played in my art journal again. The photo above was the beginning; I had arrived at that phase when I didn't really know how to go on and stepped away from it for a day or two. I find that this almost always helps . Eventually I continued working on it - I forgot to take any photos of the progress, so here is the complete page:
It's pretty obvious that I created this page while joining an online meditation retreat with Sharon Salzberg.
Both Valerie and Erika encouraged me to link to the AJJ challenge "Anything Goes".
A couple days later I started another page, but so far I haven't got beyond the "ugly" phase.
At the moment I have no idea how to go on from here, but something will eventually come up.
While trying to get some order on my work table (unsucessfully), I found this mixed media piece again that I started sometime last fall and then put it to the side because I wasn't happy and also didn't know what to do next with it. When I looked at it this time, I realized that this looks like Mount Bennett, a mountain I can see from my bedroom window. I hadn't noticed this before. This gives me a much better idea how to proceed.
This was my art part for Rain's Thursday Art and Dinner Date. Let's get to the food now. This is not dinner, but what I sometimes have for lunch. Four falafel (these are the frozen ones from Trader Joe's) with a ripe avocado, followed by a piece of chocolate as desert. Yummy.
Love that you can put your creations away and come back to them with fresh eyes/hands/mind.
Love your art journaling, the finished spread is gorgeous. Perhaps you could link it to my anything goes challenge at AJJ, that woud be great! Yummy falafel, must make myself some again. Have a great day, hugs, Valerie
I love to see others' art journals. I like that you that incorporated music paper in a few of your pages. Actually, I believe you did in all four. I have not had falafel before. At first glance I thought they were hush puppies. :) Avocado is really good for you. Recently I switched over to using Avocado oil for all of my cooking. It does very well, too. Have a doodletastic day!
Your lunch looks great. Avocado is a standard part of our diet so we eat that frequently, falafel not so much. I usually only eat falafel when I go to a local Lebanese restaurant, but even then not always. I should eat it more often. I enjoy it. Miriam Is not keen, however! Hugs from Ontario - David
Isn't it funny how journal pages can be in ugly stage and then with a little more work come out beautiful? They do have a life of their own, and I very much like your finished page. And I like the mountain too. I have some started pieces that I need to get back to, but then I cleaned and couldn't find them. I have now, so it is time to get back to them. Thanks for sharing these Carola. I can't wait to see how the unfinished pieces become finished. (Also, you should link your angel page up to ARt Journal JOurney for Valerie's Anything Goes challenge. Just a suggestion.) hugs-Erika
Lovely pages and I love falafels and avocados, not always together but this works.
Your art journal is beautiful. I have been tempted to start a "junk journal" as I like images and small ephemera, but no place to put it.
The falafel balls look good! I like them only when hot, just taken out of the frying pot.
Thanks so much for linking, much appreciated! Hugs,Valerie
I loved seeing your art journal pages today, love the textures Your lunch looks delicious-we have avocados quite often too, and I have not had a falafel since I was a vegetarian back in the 70's and 80's
That is a wonderful page, great idea!!! Yummy falafel, i love this!
I'm so glad you linked up to AJJ Carola. Thanks for joining us for Valerie's challenge. hugs-Erika
...keep playing and having fun.
How lovely of you to share your art journal work with us. I hope you share more. Falafel and avocado would be a great combination!
Your journal pages are all fabulous! I find leaving pages for a while is helpful. I love how the first one turned out! Falafel and avocado is a good combination. Thank you for sharing at AJJ and Valerie's theme, hugs, Chrisx
Schöne Seiten sind dir gelungen, liebe Carola. Es macht so viel Spaß etwas in die Hand zu nehmen, sich zu vertiefen und der Gestaltung ihren Lauf zu lassen. Einfach schön. Ich bin mit Schere und Stoff zu Gange. Es soll ein Sommerkleid werden :-))) und es macht so viel Spaß...
Dein Lunch würde ich auch gerne essen... und ja die Schokolade zum Schluss ist perfekt.
Viele Grüsse zu dir. Ich wüsche dir ein frohes Wochenende. Viola
Very cool art journal page, Carola! I love seeing how it looked mid-creation and then after and also getting a look at some of your other starts. Very fun that you listen to meditation at the same time - I probably need to do that too. w
That lunch looks like something I would definitely do as I had an avacado sandwich last night for dinner (after a very bad lunch of pizza again). Yum.
Nice to see your art journaling.
The avocado looks delicious.
All the best Jan
So glad both Valerie and Erika talked you into sharing this beauty with us at AJJ. It's quite a charming entry and really goes well with Valerie's theme at Art Journal Journey. I love the calming effect it has on me. I also see LOTS of potential with the mountains. You have started two great spreads, Carola.
So beautiful. Especially that second spread.
I love your journal art and I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with the mountains!! I haven't had falafel in years! Looks delicious! ☺
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