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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Roots more art pages...

I'm back to creating backgrounds. Some days I go crazy with paints and create many background pages. Today morning I did four. My daily mug of Folgers' coffee is nearby.

I'm continuing with my Art Journaling process that is part of the free online class offered by Lisa Sonora Beam, named Roots-30 Day Journal Project.
For Day-8 I did a girl on a background page. I know I messed her up but I like this colorful background that was created out of Dylusion sprays and Twinks.

Day -9 A mixed media page out of acrylics and stencils. I'm also journaling for each prompt that she has given for each day.

This page that I created for Day-10 was purely experimental. Apart from gesso, I've only used water colors, gelatos and Twinks with stencils. There is a nice shimmer to this page but on the photo it doesn't show.

  Day-11 The quote was about giving birth to something beautiful from the chaos that is within you. My Lotus was born thus-:)

That is it with the daily prompts. Below is my current week's DLP page. The challenge was to use an under painting on your journal. You can see that I've used a kitchen roll which had left over paints on the right end side of my journal. I then glued some doodled flowers on the page.

Thank you my dear blogger friends for all your kind words. It is always so much appreciated. I'm linking my page today at Elizabeth's T stands for Tuesday.
Wishing you all a creative Tuesday


  1. Replies
    1. really lovely pages and backgrounds Susan. I especially love the words and page with the lotus blossom. Happy T day!

  2. Great work, I particularly like the lotus page. Someone else mentioned the underpapers, they must be in the same group you are in. You made nice use of those papers.


  3. I can tell you and Dianne are in the same DLP challenges. This is really daunting, and your pages are stunning, especially, as others have noted, the lotus blossom.

    The ONLY thing I don't like about Twinks is they simply don't show their beauty on either a scan or in a photo. So glad to see you are playing with yours.

    I adore those backgrounds. They could be finished pieces as far as I'm concerned. Thanks for sharing them, as well as your mug of coffee today for T, dear Susan.

  4. Your pages are simply stunning! Such an explosion of color--I love them all, and I agree with E that many of them look like finished paintings by themselves!

  5. Beautiful colorful backgrounds...and love the lotus!

  6. Wow! You are really having fun with that free class! I can never get the shimmer to show up well in a photo, either. I can't get the right shades of color, either, for that matter--LOL! These all look great. :)
    Happy T-Day! :)

  7. Hi
    Lovely colourful journaling there. I am doing the DLP too you can see some on my blog too. To answer your question about the art on the table .... It's not it is a children's magazine featuring Dr. Mc stuffins lol we did have fun with it
    Thanks for your visit

  8. A 30 day journal project is quite a commitment...
    clearly you are enjoying each day with your lovely pages.
    I am really drawn to your lotus page...
    thank you for your sweet comment about my origami dresses
    Happy T Day dear Susan

  9. Great journal pages Arial. I love the lotus. You are clearly enjoying the journalling. My journal is sadly neglected right now. I will get it out again very soon.

  10. Lovely backgrounds and the lotus flower is fantastic!
    Happy Tuesday!

  11. Great artsy pages, I love them all, but especially the one that has the flowers in the first photo :)
    I love using gesso and pastes :) Happy Tuesday

  12. I like them all but day9 best, I think. And these are supposed to be backgrounds? They look like completed works to me. Lovely :)

  13. Hello Susan, YAY for beautiful background pages!!! I really love these pages for the Root class, so lovely and mix variety. So glad she did this class again since I know you enjoyed it so much the first time. Do you enjoy it this time more??
    I can't wait to start mine !!
    The last page is beautiful with those flowers, you are so good with flowers. What a busy week of art you've had, YAY!
    So good to be back here on my own computer, even if it's a tiny one. Enjoy your week, the boys and your art. hugs!

  14. Such wonderful journal pages and I love the spread set up for multiple-day entries!

  15. Your pages are beautiful Susan
    Love the lotus ...



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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.