Saturday, October 9, 2010

Art journal pages


This is in my smaller art journal, the one I mostly just sketch in. I watched J.K. Rowling being interviewed my Oprah last week and she was so awesome! She made a comment similar to this and that stuck with me and it's so true. I remember when I was pregnant with my first son, Derek. I would worry about all the 'what ifs' and the writing around her is what my mom told me.
"Why worry? 95% of what you think MIGHT happen never does and the other 5% is never as bad as you imagine"


"Take the time to play every day"
This one is just silly......Somehow I ended up with a more mature face on a little girl body. See the stripes in the background? That's my Michaels receipts. Their paper roll was getting to the end so the BRIGHT, BOLD pink stripes printed out as a warning. I just thought they'd make cool paper backgrounds :)

Speaking of Michaels.....making a trip today. I best get busy and get some things done before we leave.
Hope you are all enjoying a beautiful weekend!

Happy creating!
Darla

11 comments:

Tammy said...

Your work is so full of color and inspiration. I enjoy looking at it. I am taking the upcoming art class, as well. I look forward to learning the whole layering technique. I thought it was clever using the Michaels' receipt. I went today also.
Tammy ; )

Cathy Bueti said...

Love these Darla!! Love the eyes on the first one! This post I can so relate to.....I worry all the time and deal with fear every day it seems like! And for what?!

Thanks for sharing this today. It is inspiring to me! :)

Rona Gregory said...

So true...my mum used to tell me that I worried about what i was going to worry over next! Sometimes i even worried because there was nothing to worry about!! LOL! I'm much better now - perhaps that's what comes with age! Now I'm just forgetful. Perhaps that's it! I was worried but I've forgotten about it! Ha!

Ro xx

Brown Sugar Babies said...

As always, you're so inspiring with your beautiful art!!! I too watched JK with Oprah ... and came away really admiring JK - she definitely is fearless!

Jesse Noe Mendez said...

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Michele from Pipi La La said...

Loving your art! And I agree - living with fear and worry is not living at all. Hard to achieve sometimes! ♥

Diane said...

Ahhh--words to live by on both journal spreads (and the art aint too bad either)! And yes, put those Michael receipts to good use--what a great idea!!

Kelly Berkey said...

hi darla! i too ended up back at michaels today. they don't carry cad orange (not the hue) and neither does dick blick in the water based oils...so if you are going that way, pick up the cad orange hue...i'll post my first oil tonight, though she isn't finished yet...i'm loving oils!! xoxo

Manon Doyle said...

Great pages..... I may have to use that quote on my Fb wall tomorrow. I seem to have lived that way for a long time and the past six months I'm trying to break myself of it. Thanks for the reminder!! xo

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

I love your girls..all of them. Your journal will be fabulous!

MEG MITCHELL said...

Beautiful journal and beautiful words. Your art is amazing.
Meg