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Friday, January 3, 2014

Happy 2014

Happy 2014 to all. Hope everyone's first week has started off well.

My creative plan for 2014 is to learn and practice more art, to try and find a style of my own and above all to create more meaningful art; art that comes from my experience, that has a story behind it. 
 This is my first art journal page of this year. Inspired by this season I created this page using glimmer mist, gesso, chevron stencil, snowflake stickers, glitter snow, and paper collage.

I also added a quote by J.K.Rowling on the side of the page: "It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live, remember that."
This quote is a self reminder as I tend to sit and dream a lot but am very laid back in acting them out. As one of my words for this year is Growth I find this quote to be very relevant to my creative journey.

  This year I have joined for two free creative projects. One is The Documented Life Project hosted by Roben Marie and four other talented women. If you are interested in this project click on this link You will get all the details.
The first prompt there was to create or add a picture of our 'front door' to our art. I took a cut out from a magazine, added water colors to it and created this page. I finished this simple page with a self-made quote:
"We celebrate our most precious GIFT in here: LIFE. You are Welcome to be a part of it."

The second project that I have registered for is known as Root: A 30 Day Journal Project hosted by the talented artist, Lisa Sonora Beam. I have immensely enjoyed her book The Creative Entrepreneur... If you have not read it, I highly recommend it.

Back to Roots. This is also a free project. It is a 30 Day project with inspiring quotes as prompts. You can find the details here

I did the the above two pages based on her prompts. When I did these two pages I was not looking to end up with beautiful or amazing art pages instead these are pages where I have took time to think about why I journal, what inspires me and how I can grow as an artists and so on. I already love this project and hope that after 30 days I will be able to achieve more discipline in my art journaling.

 One more thing that I want to share here is this Calendar page. I recycled my 2013 calendar using gesso and gelli print pattern paper. This is the January sheet. I had lots of gelli paper scraps which I didn't have the heart to throw away. So here they are, I used them on this page and more are there for the coming months.
This post has got so long. Sorry for that. Hope you enjoyed my art pages.

I'm linking my post to PaintPartyFriday and Julie's Art Journal Everyday
Thank you for checking


  1. Wow, what a lot you have shared this week - lovely work! Valerie

  2. Lots of great art here! I really like your journal cover with the tree. It's gorgeous!

  3. Susan you have created such fantastic art projects!! Your winter scene is stunning...It can be so invigorating to take on a new challenge or class or two. Love your wonderful compositions. Happy PPF and happy 2014!

  4. Nice journal pages. One of these days I'm going to do one of those! Happy New Year!

  5. Wonderful pages and projects! I especially like the winter tree, so beautiful.

  6. It looks like your off to a highly creative year, base on all the brilliant pieces you posted today. Enjoy your 2 new challenges. Happy New Year and PPF! #57

  7. wow Susan, that snow looks perfect. Happy new year!

  8. Loved seeing all of your journal pages! I especially love your red one and your front door page.

  9. This post was not too long, I enjoyed every single wonderful piece of artwork!! Excellent start to the New Year!! Wow impressive. Love the tree, and all of it!! The red and white speaks to me!! Great job....good for you taking on these projects with gusto! Wishing you a New Year that keeps revving your creative juices!!

    Hugs Giggles

  10. Wonderful work. I love all your journal pages, they have so much colour and depth :)

  11. Wow, you've got off to an amazing start! Lovely pages.

  12. Susan, you have been very busy this week, YAY!! I LOOOOOVE that tree, it's gorgeous and yummy texture too. Keep that where you can see it, too pretty to be put in a book.

    I love your door page, so fun and pretty! The next two pages are awesome, full of color and texture! I can tell you will enjoy your classes and playing in your journals. Looking forward to seeing this each week.

    Have you done any PL? Try to squeeze in a little time for it.

    WOW, even a new calendar page, you are on a roll my friend!! Keep it up, excited to see what's next.

    I will go check out the second link you listed, might be something for me too.
    Happy Weekend!

  13. Wanted you to know I looked at the second link and signed up for it, like the idea of journaling. Thanks for sharing it. Where will you be putting these pages? Are you putting them in the planner?

  14. This is a great post. Your start up page for 2014 is fabulous


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I am someone who loves almost everything that is related to art-be it writing, painting, crafts, music, dance; Yes,anything that can enliven my spirit. I am originally from Kerala,India. Currently I live in the US.