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!