This is Karen and I am back with another Mixed Media with Karen. Since 2011, I have been setting yearly projects for myself in order to keep up with learning new things and practicing art regularly. I tend to pick
2-5 art projects that I do on a weekly basis for a year. One of my projects this year is called Remember This.
It's an art journal I am keeping for the sole purpose of important messages that I want to remember. Ideas and thoughts that resonate with me or that I know I will want to remember.
For this month's Mixed Media project, I decided to make a page in my journal. The first thing I did was to cut out some of the hearts from the Lost and Found Record It! Heirloom Adored Glittered paper. I just loved all those hearts and I knew I wanted to use them. I cut them out and lined them up in my journal:
Once I had my hearts down, I highlighted them with black outlines and then used the chipboard "Sweet" from the same line to write out my title. A little black arrow, some yellow paint and a bunch of stamps to add some noise to the background and I had this:
I stared at it for a long time to decide if it needed anything else but I couldn't come up with anything that would add to the page. I feel like sometimes I put more just to put more and the extra bits end up taking so much time because I sit there and look for the "perfect" embellishment when, of course, there's no such thing.
So instead of just piling on and on, I decided this was lovely in its simplicity and it gave the glittery hearts and title more room to shine.
The title says: give up that there's something wrong. life can be so sweet if you let it.
A reminder I need all too often.
I wish I could show you this page in person so you can see how shimmery these little hearts are:
Coupled with the warmth of the orange-y yellow, the page is soft and shiny in person. Another reminder that life is sweet and lovely.
That's it from me this month. Your turn to share: what's something you'd like to remember?