Monday, April 15, 2013

Today, I Chose Art

This morning, I had a little free time before heading up to work.  Normally I would have taken the time to to go the gym.  But, today, I chose to make some art instead. I worked in my sketchbook and my art journal and had so much fun. This background was created using water color blocks.  Collage elements include washi tape, a Club Scrap border and background sentiment, tag cut from paper bag background paper, and images from my Marilyn Monroe collage sheet. Added some top texture with a texture stamp. My journaling reads "I am looking through the camera not posing for it."  Feel free to click on it to get a larger, more detailed view.
I was inspired to choose art today so that I could link up with Aimee in Artsyville for her "Glue It Tuesday." Check it out!

32 comments:

Sian said...

You chose art and it has refreshed you in a whole different kind of way I bet :)

Linda said...

oh that's lovely! I love the background and the texture stamp adds so much to it:)

Gail said...

That looks really nice, I love the colours you've used in it.

Lynn Fisher said...

Stunning page and I love the colors as well!
Lynn

Rossie said...

You made a good and wise decision...I love your page!

JO SOWERBY said...

I really love the colourful background you've made on this piece Maria and I adore that quote. Wish I had more painting abilities,
Jo xxx

Amy said...

Looks like a good decision!

Cheri said...

Sometimes a girl has just got to play!

girlunwinding said...

I love what your journaling reads on that tag, sooo funny! Glad you made art today, there is still time for the gym;-)
~Dawn

aimee said...

oh, I love it! aren't paper bags the best materials? love the tagline on your tag :)

Patty said...

I would choose making art rather than going to the gym. But I need both! Just found your blog. Am a new follower!

iHanna said...

Happy Glue It Tuesday to you! Glad you had the chance to chose art today!

Carola Bartz said...

Good choice! I especially like the little boy with his camera.

Andria said...

A wonderful sentiment on your art piece!

Jo Murray said...

Great quote...beautifully illustrated Rinda.

artatag said...

Yes I agree, it was a good decision! Nice piece!

artatag said...

Yes I agree, it was a good decision! Nice piece!

storybeader said...

nice to choose to skip the gym and come to the Glue It "lounge" instead! Marilyn Monroe collage sheet, eh? {:-Deb

alexa said...

Lovely to read that in all the physical activity, your art is still getting a look in! Those watercolour blues and distressed bits are very luminous ...

Karyna @ PaperSquid said...

I really love this. Love the textures, colors and the other quote you put on there "in a world where you can be anything, be yourself". That is awesome.

:D

Carlene Taylor Simmons said...

Always and good choice. Happy Glue-it-Tuesday!

Deborah Weber said...

What a fun way to begin your day, and it's a delightful journal page! I love the admonishment to "...be yourself."

Rhonda H said...

Love the colors in this page! Thanks for stopping by my blog for Glue it Tuesday!

Fran Traina said...

I like the colors and the sentiment! Thank you for your visit to my blog Rinda, and for your kind comment. Fran T xo

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

This is so nice! I love the colors!

~*~Patty S said...

what a nice choice to make for yourself ... art feeds the soul ...
oxo

Cheryl said...

Interesting quote about looking through the lens not posing for it. Nicely done!

Karen said...

Good choice! And lovely result! Love the photo in the frame.

Nathalie said...

The background is gorgeous and I really like the sentiment!

Missus Wookie said...

Art is always a good choice - thought of you today as I used up more Club Scrap paper :)

betsy said...

It's lovely! I love the softness of the background and simple collage pieces.

Carolyn Dube said...

Love the quote with the yellow around it and how ti ties into the yellow on the tag with the soft blue for your background!