Monday, October 19, 2015

Not sure where this will lead

Often when I start an art journal page, I have no idea where it is going.  I pick colors or stencils that just sort of speak to me that day and go from there.

That is what happened with this page.  I was quite a ways along when it dawned on me that these 3 circles reminded me of spinning plates and I do a lot of plate spinning to keep life on track.

My husband had some serious health issues earlier in the year.  He is doing much better.  My parents though have lots of things that come up. Currently I'm taking my dad to speech therapy twice a week and doing therapy at home with him twice a day.  Some weeks there are 5 doctor appointments between the 3 of them and almost all are in a town 20 miles away.

So this page is about keeping everything running.

Here's the process video at YouTube:

Thanks for watching!  I just finished all my next scrapbook class layouts so I"ll soon be back to regular layouts for you on the channel.


  1. Such a great page!
    I like that you made the connection of the spinning plates, to your life.
    I don't usually have a plan, it kind of comes as I work on it as well.

  2. Just love those serendipitous moments when suddenly everything becomes crystal clear! What a great page! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Great pages Lisa ... you are such a good daughter and wife - I know what it's like to have lots of medical issues to deal with - you really need to take some time for yourself. I haven't seen circular gelli plates before - very fun!
    What kind of pen do you use to write over paint? And what are those red/pink pens you used to colour the arrows?
    I really like the borders you did with the stencil and gesso.
    You've created so much movement with these pages! Well done!

    1. Thank you, Gab. The larger markers are Faber Castell Big Brush markers. The fine point black pen is also Faber Castell - the "F" size. I'm still searching for a good white pen that works over paint and lasts more than one or two times before it explodes!


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