You Shine Brighter than the Brightest Star Art Journal Page


I really like how this page turned out.  Very busy and colorful, imperfect and expressive.  I am really enjoying this new pen, the Pilot Varsity disposable fountain pen.   (Picture and affiliate link on left.) 

I also bought another art journaling book.. I really don't need more, do I? Art Journal Freedom: How to Journal Creatively With Color & Composition 

What happened was that I was trying to find those plastic potty training pants that you put over underwear (for my 3 year old daughter) because we are not having the best luck with potty training.  Spring Break is next week for me, so we are going to just put her in underwear all day and see what happens.  You would think that these would still be available in stores, but the stores (even Target and Babies R Us) only carry the pull-up diapers (which are basically the same as diapers).  She didn't feel "wet" in them and doesn't really care if she goes to the bathroom in them.  So, anyways.... I looked online and they had them on Amazon.  But, the ones we wanted were "add-on" items which means you *had* to spend a certain amount.  So, I was basically forced into buying something for myself, right?  Lol.  Wish me luck on the potty training thing. 

I haven't read too much of the book yet, but I like the information on composition and focal points and so forth.  Those ideas are all good for any type of art in general.  I like books where the concepts can cross over into other areas. 


I am so proud of my 5th and 6th grade students who each carved one or two beautiful rubber stamps.  We printed them all on one very large poster board, which is going to be framed and donated to our school auction fundraiser. 



I am linking this to Paint Party Friday, Art Journal Every Day and Show and Tell Saturday.

Thanks for reading!  Best wishes, Marcia
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20 comments

bella lullo said...

Meraviglioso!
Bellalullo

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Always love your bright and colorful pages. Enjoy your Spring break!!! xox

LiliansArt said...

This is so beautiful and vibrant makes me want to pull my paints out, so I guess for me the price has accomplished it ps purpose, to inspire! Lol. Thanks for sharing

Kim said...

Beautiful color and doodles, love this! HPPF!

acreativeharbor.com said...

So colorful, creative and with a wonderful message!

Enjoy ^_^

Mary C. Nasser said...

Marcia,
So lovely and uplifting!!
Spring Break is next week for us also. :)
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Teddi said...

those are great carved stamps! your art page is lovely too. i really do like your art style. :)

Netty said...

loving the happiness of all the colours.
Happy PPF, Annette x

http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

SAMARA said...

Oh, very cool. You are an expert at leaving white space. I could take great lessons from you. I feel like I just got a bazillion dollars and a workshop from you! It is brilliant art! Lovies, Samara

Linda said...

Oh my! first, it's been many years since potty training days-good luck! Love your pretty and whimsical pages1 I just posted about Dina's book too(yes,I collect these kind of books although there are a few that totally stand out for me like this one:)Happy PPF!

Zafaran said...

Love the colorful page and pops of energy! Good luck with potty training! Enjoy your spring break too! Those stamps look awesome, Cheers to your students!

Giggles said...

Love the vibrant pages...beautiful!! Great energy. My daughters 27 I didn't hound her and all of a sudden she decided to go on her own she was 27 months...she wore a diaper to bed for two weeks and then said she didn't want it anymore!! I was soo lucky. She'll figure it out soon enough!! Some take longer than others....don't beat yourself up about it!

Hugs Giggles

www.dorissdaughter.com said...

Lovely colourful pages and super stamps! Good luck with the potty training over the Easter :)

Dawn said...

Lots of amazing brightness here and love the stamping to HPPF Dxx

My name is Erika. said...

Some lucky person will win those cool stamped images the kids did. And I LOVE the colors of your journal page. Bright and cheery and everything we need right now to make it really spring.

Manon said...

So nice to catch up with you Marcia!
I am sure you will need to get some more add on buys :0 I could help lol.
Love to see your bright art!
ManonX

Anne Manda said...

Happy colors and fun pages! Happy ppf!

NatashaMay said...

FAbulous page and I love all those stamps. :)

Jessica Sporn said...

really beautiful saying and page to go with it. Love the stamps!

Vicki Maheu said...

Beautiful journal pages! I just hate those add on things! But in your case I guess it was a good thing! I just started reading your blog from the art blog hop or whatever its called. Feel free to drop by my blog if you want to. http://ardentreflections.blogspot.com/