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Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween  everyone and Oh my! October is getting over. Two more months to go and we are at the threshold of a new year. Today both my sons are so excited to dress up and go for the school parades and also for trick or treat in the evening-:)  I'm not someone who gets so excited about this day but it does make me smile to see their anticipation and excitement.

I had been busy in my Fall journal, creating more Fall themed sketches. Now there are only 5 more pages left in my handmade journal. Once it is completed I'm planning to do a Winter Journal in the same fashion.
   
                                 "Autumn is a second Spring when every leaf is a flower." Albert Camus

 I did another set of sunflowers-:) 

Yet another  Fall sketch with lot of pen work. 
Linking this to Art Journal Journey 's theme, Deep in the Forest


This is the page that I created in my Strathmore Mixed Media Art Journal. The background is layered with Dylusion spray inks, stencilling and modelling paste. Next, I created the silhouette of the girl and outlined it with stabilo pencil.  
The quote on her dress states," The things we take for granted, someone else is praying for."

Isn't that so true! Even the basic things in our lives, when we fuss about the food, clothing and shelter that we have, there are millions praying for them.
Most of us get bored with routine. We never realize that normal routine is such a blessing. When it gets disrupted by a sudden illness or the death of a dear one, only then we realize how valuable our old normal life with our loved ones were.
Whenever boredom creeps into my routine, I remember the blessings that I have and feel very Thankful for them.

Linking my post to PPF and Art Journal Everyday

Wishing you all a safe Halloween and lovely weekend
SusaN

11 comments:

  1. What gorgeous Autumn pages!!
    Happy PPF :)

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  2. Wonderful art and wonderful words! So true!
    Thank you for sharing this fantastic tree page with us at Art Journal Journey!
    Hope so you find time to join our next theme too!
    xxx
    Susi

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  3. Beautiful pages. Happy PPF, Annette x

    http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

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  4. Such an important post with gorgeous journal pages!! Gratitude is so important even for the minutia... Thanks for sharing your great heart! Hope the boys have a spooktacular Halloween!

    Hugs Giggles

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  5. such a lovely post with great quotes and art. All of your journal pages are really beautiful!

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  6. I really like your beautiful sunflowers and your Fall landscape. I also couldn't agree more with you about how we take so many things for granted until we loose them. Have a blessed week with your loved ones.

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  7. Lovely use of textures & color for your autumnal images!

    -Batb

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  8. Such beautiful painted pages, I like them all and of course I especially like your forest.

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  9. Lovely post! It was hard to pick a fav - but I think the fall trees is it :)

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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.

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