Thursday, January 20, 2011

A journal page


I tried to do this one with almost ALL watersoluble crayons but have to admit, I added a couple touches of white and gold. It was a good challenge for me though :) She's loaded with busy 'extras' and covered with beeswax too. This album (journal) is almost complete and I think it will be so fun to put it away and take it out in a few years and look at it again. I often wonder how these will hold up over the years and where it will end up when I'm gone. I would hope one of my children or grandchildren would keep it and never toss it in the 'she's gone now, we can throw it' pile :)

The first of the year, you may remember, I mentioned I was going to try the Paleo diet. I've come to realize it really isn't a diet, but rather a new way of eating and I.LOVE.IT.!! I feel SO good! No longer bloated, no stomach issues, less joint paint, sleep better and I've also dropped 5 lbs.

I'll continue to eat this way and keep you updated as to how it's going.
I'm off to an art auction tonight. Those are always fun!!

Darla

16 comments:

Brown Sugar Babies said...

She's enchanting!

WrightStuff said...

Well I certainly can't see anyone, especiaolly not a nearest and dearest, ever wanting to part with this. She is so pretty!

Nicola said...

She is beautiful Darla!!! I love her complexion and those beautiful eyes!!!! Lovely colours too!

Michele Lynch Art said...

Oh wow Darla, you've outdone yourself on her! She's gorgeous!! Love her lips! Michele

Brenda said...

What a fabulous page. I'm sure your children and grandchildren will treasure every last piece of art that you create x

Serena said...

A gorgeous journal page, Darla! I too hope that my kids and grandkids will enjoy my sketch/art journals after I'm gone.

Vicki Holdwick said...

Darla,

She's gorgeous! I especially like the luminosity of her skin.

xoxo

Tammie said...

She is beautiful Darla! The thought of this journal not being enjoyed is hard to consider. I can only imagine it being treasured for ever. What a gift for a grandchild or family!

You have me curious about this diet. I will have to find out more. So glad you are happy with it!

Mundo Mundaca said...

This new girl painting is very very beautiful.
Their children and grandchildren will have a precious inheritance.
xoxoxoxox
yasmin

Kelly Berkey said...

darla, she is so dreamy. i love her eyes and her expression. i'm so happy you've found a new way of eating that is making you feel better. food is art for the body. we need good nourishing food to be our best.

loves to you!
kelly

Silke said...

Ooooo, I like her! Love the colors you used. Gorgeous!! And congrats on the new diet - sounds like it's working well for you!! Love, Silke

pinkglitterfae said...

Wow, she is stunning! you don't need to worry about this journal being tossed, I'm sure several of your family members will be fighting over it, lol!

the diet sounds interesting...I will have to check it out as well. Paleo makes me think of hunks of meat thought, lol! and I'm pretty sure that's not what it is :-)

NatashaMay said...

This is so beautiful Darla. The eyes are stunning! :) Congrats on your weight loss. I'm happy for you that you're feeling good.

Diane said...

Darla--no way will this ever be discarded--it's an heirloom!

Rona Gregory said...

Gorgeous as usual Darla! I'm intrigued...beeswax??

Gifts of Creation said...

Wow, this is just gorgeous! Nice work!