Spinning Journal Page and Sharing the Link Love




My favorite places to link up artwork and share are Paint Party Friday and Art Journal Every Day.

Hi all!  Here is a journal page that made using watercolor paints, an Easter doily, black pens, photocopies, ephemera and lots of white paint.  White paint on top of watercolor paints gives it that ethereal, hazy look.  The words were "found poetry".. snippets of text from the same children's book where I got those images of the children.

Spinning.. that about sums up the month of April.  I'm working on a lot of really "meaty" projects (can't think of a better word).  Projects that I am enjoying, but also there are so many parts to pull together for each of them.  The big project is completing our school yearbook.  The deadline is coming up at the end of April so I am trying to get all the loose ends tied up.  Then, we are also making artwork for the school auction at the end of the year... group pieces that will be framed.  They are turning out awesome!  I will post pics when those are all done.  We're also finishing up Student Council things and one of those big events is the end-of-the-year school dance.  Did you think it would be very difficult for a group of 12 middle school kids to decide on a theme that half of them don't hate?  We had a very long and humorous discussion about the theme.  I thought the neon colors theme would be fantastic but some of the kids vehemently opposed it.


Tammy, at Daisy Yellow, is having a Share the Link Love feature on her blog.


I do enjoy linking up to other blogs and articles I am loving.  Sporadically I will post 5 Fabulous Things I am Loving Right Now.  I include products, articles, books and artwork I enjoy.  For this post of 5 Fabulous Things I will include only blog articles to share with you.  Here is my entry for her challenge:

1.   To Parents of Small Children:  Let Me Be the One Who Says it Out Loud:  Yes yes yes!  I really needed to hear this!

2.  How To DIY Your Own Photoshop Brush:  This tutorial by Linda is very clear and seems easy to do.  I have not tried it yet, but this is on my to-do list for fun things to try this summer.

3.  You've seen the Cain's Arcade video right?  Well, a whole school decided to make their own cardboard arcade and here are the results.  Pretty fun!

4.  Tim Jarosz's beautiful city landscape altered and colored photos

5.  Blacksburg Belle's secret photo editing tool. 
I went ahead and bought some of the photoshop actions after seeing her blog post.  They make some really nice effects.  I'm still trying to figure out what looks best.

18 comments

gypsy said...

Marcia, Thank you for playing along with Daisy Yellow in this new endeavor, the link love mission! I will go and visit the blogs that you mentioned. I love making my own photoshop brushes, it's addictive in the very best way so I hope you give it a try!

Mrs. Tannert said...

Thank you so much for including Suffield Elementary's Cardboard arcade in your 5 Fabulous Things!!! We are flattered!!!

Marit said...

Hi Marcia, I'm a collaborator in Tammy's Link love too - great initiative isn't it? I love what you share, very interesting to check it out! Enjoy the weekend dear one!

Elissa said...

Happy Share the Link Love.

Loved your links, especially the Photoshop Brush DIY. I'll be spending more time visiting your shared links over the weekend.

Gloria in CA said...

Loved your work. Thanks for the links. Happy PPF!

Kim said...

Oh how fun, I love your style! HPPF!

spirituncaged.com said...

Great Links!

Especially loved To Parents of Small Children. I think I may have to write one To Parents of Teenagers ... and To Parents of Adult Children Living at Home. LOL!

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Sounds like you have wonderful things happening! Love your overflowing page which seems to be reflecting your life right now....xox

Netty said...

love how your page reflects your life at the moment and love the cute drawings. Happy PPF, Annette x

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

Sam said...

Thanks for sharing these links :-)

Cheryl said...

Nice to meet you Marcia. I'm from Share the Link Love. Cheryl~TheStylishStudio

Dianne said...

cute journal page...and I am partial to bright colors! great link to the school arcade--way cool. happy PPF!

Natasha said...

Genius!! I love your links. Thank you for sharing, and I love your journal page as well.

Alicia C said...

what a fun & dynamic piece! Ha ha, I remember working onthe yearbook committe in HS, what an ordeal ;) best of luck!

Kristin said...

Your journal page is SO fabulous! LOVE the whimsey and sweet colors - and pink doily! Good luck with the school auction too - I love the idea. Got me thinking :) xoxo

froebelsternchen Susi said...

amazing Marcia!

xxx
Susi from Austria..
maybe I can welcome you aboard on
ART-JOURNAL-JOURNEY

would be fantastic!

stonechatchat said...

Great links Marcia, sharing the linky love too - brilliant!

Marcia said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I hope the links have inspired you!