Sunday, May 25, 2014

Seasonal Creative Projects Part 4: Gratitude

Bernice of Newly Creative hosts many different art journaling classes throughout the year. I especially enjoy participating in the gratitude one she hosts in November.  In fact, I noticed many gratitude creativity projects sprouting up last November.  In 2012, I participated in her Attitude of Gratitude class and created an art journal which you can see by clicking on this link and scrolling down a bit.  The last few days I've been sharing some of the art work I've been working on which relate to different seasonal creative projects, and I'm ending up with the tag book I'm doing this spring in conjunction with Bernice's current class called "The Art of Practising Gratitude." Each day has a theme, a technique suggestion, a scripture and a quotation, as well as some other links. Here are a few of my recent tags:
The one on the left featured dry embossing and the theme "smile." The one on the right is about compliments and used a technique for coloring stencil images using inktense water colors. 
The top tag is on the subject of celebrations. My journaling reads "after surviving so much, around here, we celebrate each and every good day." I used a combination of stamps and stencils. The bottom tag features a marbled background technique and a message about why I don't need to try to acquire more things to keep up with anyone else. I can be filled with gratitude because "I have enough." I have a few more tags to share later this week, but before then, stop by for a cup of tea tomorrow and to check out my zoom in < zoom out pair on Wednesday. And, of course, the Summertime Photography Scavenger Hunt will go live on Sunday!

9 comments:

Sian said...

"I have enough" - that's perfect for me for today. thank you.

Karen said...

Love the colorful Inktense tag, and like Sian, the last tag says it all!

Linda said...

Lovely! I love doing gratitude journaling too, it really does make you feel grateful for what you've got - 'I have enough'! I love the bright inktense tag too. Looking forward the the scavenger hunt!

Melissa said...

I'm enjoying your review of seasonal creative projects - the tag book is coming along nicely!

Amy said...

Good grief! It's that time of the year again and the Hunt is about to begin .... looking forward to your list this year!

Missus Wookie said...

I like the rhythm of certain projects and even if I don't participate I like to see them on other people's blogs.

To me, gratitude is something that is so important to living a happy whole-hearted life. I like your tags - particularly that last one, such a good thing to remember!

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

I have loved watching this project progress, Rinda. LOVE the "I have enough" sentiment.

Louise said...

i've enjoyed seeing your tags on instagram. Thank you for leaving me a comment on Tim Holtz...it's taken me a long time to "get" his products..but i'm enjoying them now x x

Gail said...

I have enough is perfect and I must remember it!