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  1. This is all so interesting. There’s much more going on with the process than I realized. I totally understand about getting lost in the product rather than the process. Hmm, where have I heard that before?

    I do love that muted color effect.

  2. This is all so interesting. There’s much more going on with the process than I realized. I totally understand about getting lost in the product rather than the process. Hmm, where have I heard that before?

    I do love that muted color effect.

  3. totally unrelated, but I heard the NPR story about Oral Roberts’ death earlier this week and thought of you. Does he make an appearance in your memoir, if you care to share, that is?

  4. totally unrelated, but I heard the NPR story about Oral Roberts’ death earlier this week and thought of you. Does he make an appearance in your memoir, if you care to share, that is?

    • Thanks! I’m on the mend, have rounded the corner (insert cliche here)… 🙂

      I love the muted shades, too, and I’m so glad Stace showed us the technique. I’d seen it in print, but it’s really nice to get personalized instruction from someone who’s experienced–a real-life artist, that is.

    • Thanks! I’m on the mend, have rounded the corner (insert cliche here)… 🙂

      I love the muted shades, too, and I’m so glad Stace showed us the technique. I’d seen it in print, but it’s really nice to get personalized instruction from someone who’s experienced–a real-life artist, that is.

  5. Oh I love them both, Melodye. The one on the right is what we want the world to see of us but the one on the left is all the stuff that’s going on inside of us. And of course it feels awkward to turn yourself inside out for the world to see.

    I do love the Gesso wash….similar to the video I watch the other day about painting over much of the pictures and making them “your own.”

    I just uploaded my art pictures and am working on the blog post about it all now.

    • That’s such a great way of looking at these pages!

      I’ve got to find and watch the video you mentioned (about morphing someone else’s pictures into your own). Sounds like a way to encourage my own creativity, while also providing a little bit of structure.

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  7. My first writing vision board

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  8. I really do love the effect of the girl on the right. It’s just gorgeous.

    And hey, we sometimes must travel down the wrong road to find our way back to the right one. The “wrong” path you took in the page on the left ultimately led you to some good conclusions, it sounds like! So it’s a win!

    I hope you get over the cooties very, very soon!!! Feel better!!!

    • You are so right, Kevin. I’ve (re)learned that lesson many times over. 🙂

      Hope all is well with you and yours. (Hey, I noticed that Precious is now in wide distribution…are you planning to go?)

  9. I really do love the effect of the girl on the right. It’s just gorgeous.

    And hey, we sometimes must travel down the wrong road to find our way back to the right one. The “wrong” path you took in the page on the left ultimately led you to some good conclusions, it sounds like! So it’s a win!

    I hope you get over the cooties very, very soon!!! Feel better!!!

  10. I think this is what makes me nervous about trying the journaling because even though I start out with Tigger intentions, I end up skidding right past the Pooh stage and straight into Eeyore territory. This is true with a lot of my creative projects. I need to figure out how to enjoy the process (in a lot of things!) much more.

    • I hear you loud and clear! This is precisely why I think creative journaling is such a great activity–and it’s the main reason I’m posting my pages to LJ. I am learning SO MUCH about the ways our lives (not just artistic ventures) are affected by our perfectionist tendencies. With visual aids as proof!

      Sure wish we could play with this together! Wouldn’t that be fun? I vote we meet up in your basement, where you’ve got that legendarily large stash of art supplies. 🙂

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