Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Ocean inspiration

I'm taking an art journaling workshop over at Daisy Yellow called "The Museum of Simple Things." It's been fabulous and I will need a whole separate blog post to talk about it.  But not tonight.

For now, I'll share one thing I made after watching the lesson on getting art journal inspiration from photographs.  I chose a reference picture from a recent trip to the beach and turned it into this:

The beach makes me happy.
Really happy.
How happy?
This happy:


I won't be going on my real vacation for 8 more weeks but I've decided to join up with Carolyn's virtual vacation over at A Colorful Journey.  

I keep this video on my phone so that I can take a virtual vacation any time I feel the need.

Where will you go on YOUR virtual vacation?

12 comments:

  1. We're beach people too! Love the cartwheels - I never could manage one of those....Great fun!

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  2. Awesome cartwheel! Thank you so much for sending me my miniature book and the beautiful post card. I just love little things and getting something fun through snail mail is such a treat these days!
    I love it!
    Denise

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  3. Thanks for the smiles this morning :)

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  4. Oh I'd love to go to Paris again for my vacation. (I'm so not a beach person, btw - ughhh heat, sand in my clothes, sweat, ugh);) Or a cabin by a mountain lake. Thanks for the thoughts

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  5. Are you showing off again, shut uh! Cartwheels and pony tails and sun and sand. Cape bound you go.....nice journal page. xox

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  6. Hi Karen,

    I found your site by looking up "leaving art in random places" through good ole Google.

    I've been leaving art in envelopes since I was in high school. I'd put it in books in the library or jackets in coat pockets at stores.

    Recently started a site so that people could post their findings or messages that they've sent. If you'd like to participate, I really love your art work and would love to see it grow in another area of the country.

    The website is www.envelopeatlanta.com

    Thank you,
    EA

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  7. Cartwheels sum it up perfectly! So much fun to watch you! Love your journal page- can't wait to read more about the class! So glad you joined the virtual vacation.

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  8. i'd go to the beach of course! :) i adore tammy's blog daisy yellow. i own zines 1-4, & they are fantastic.

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  9. The class is great, I am loving it, and the photo inspiration technique. I also love that you cartwheeled on the beach, I have never been able to do one, watching my son attempt cartwheels the other day I think it may be a hereditary problem! :)

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  10. love these pages. Something about the colors you used...just lovely!

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  11. What a great idea about your virtual vacation right on your phone! Perfect!

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