Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Push Your Boundaries

Thanks to Robin-Marie Smith  for the wonderful photo of the green "Push Your Boundaries" mug photo.  It was posted on The Documented Life Project  facebook page and as soon as I saw it I knew I wanted to use it on a journal page.

Art Journaling has pushed my boundaries. I have tried things I never thought I'd attempt.  It has given me courage to be who I really am and to put myself out there.  I have learned that:

I'm not a fan of working with colored pencils. I don't have the patience for slowly adding layer after layer to achieve what I want my piece to look like. 

I know that when I drive to work in the morning and look at the sky I want to learn how to paint the sky going from dark to light with the silhouette of the trees in the foreground.  

I love the freedom of art journaling.

I am learning to accept that some pages in my journal I will really like and some I won't and that's OK.  (I'll post those on another day)  

Those are just a few of the things I learned.  

This page was done with yellow craft paint in the background.  I used a kids block (similar to duplos) and gesso to make the white marks and the core from tape to make the purple circles.  I made deep pink lines with a credit card and then didn't like them so I wiped them off with left me with faint pink in places.  I used the corner of a credit card to make the short pink marks.  I printed the words using MS Publisher.  

What have you done lately to push your boundaries?

Link to Paint Party Friday, The Documented Life Project, Artist Playroom


  1. A great inspirational page Boo............for me art is pushing my own boundaries every day, not always with good Hugs Annette x

  2. Fabulous page Boo, I love the colours and appreciate you telling how you created it. I am learning to sketch; something I was told at school I woud never be capapble of. I have never been happier in my art journey. ((hugs)) xo

  3. Wonderful journal page Boo! You know yo are my hero and you are going where I want to go. There never seems to be enough time. Fabulous journal page!!
    Sandy xx