Saturday, June 30, 2012

Weekend Journal

New Journal Pages

I was a creative mad woman this week.  It felt like I couldn't get the paint down fast enough.  I like it when I have that much creativity flowing through me, but thankfully, that kind of creative energy seems to come in spurts.   Here are some of the pages I created in my journal this week.

I continue to work intuitively, focusing in the moment and enjoying the process with no anticipation or destination.  The bird imagery continues to manifest and leave me puzzled as to why they keep showing up.

This page never evolved beyond doodles.  I wonder if using this (very unlike me) color palette had anything to do with my lack of vision?

Yet MORE birds!  This time I was feeling goofy and a bit whimsical.  After I outlined the birds I remembered the cover of this Somerset Studio magazine I was browsing through the night before.  Luckily, there was a small image of the cover inside the magazine.  The cover art was created by Mindy Lacefield, creator of  "Tim's Sally".


I continued work on all of the canvases.  I work on multiple canvases at one time for several reasons: 1.  It allows time for paint to dry between layers.  2.  It gives me an opportunity to set aside what I'm working on and come back to it with fresh eyes.  Here are the three that I completed this week.

This strange little skeleton creature makes me laugh, and since Dia de los Muertos will be here before we know it, I decided just to roll with it!  In addition to these completed pieces which are 9" x12" and 8" x 10", I'm working on 2 additional 9" x 12", two 16" x 20" and one larger canvas that I haven't measured yet.  Hopefully, I'll be showing those completed paintings to you next week.


It seems I'm not the only creative genius in the house!  Keith has been busy with the new photo app upgrade on his phone.  I would tell you what he has (if only I knew).  Some type of smart phone?  Maybe I'll be a tech geek in the next life!  Anyway, he captured my true essence - barefoot and cross-legged on the bed surrounded by art related stuff!  I rather like it.

Keith also took this photo of these lilies at the side of the garage.  They are lovely in spite of the fact that like so many other places around the country, we are in quite a deficit of precipitation for the year.

So that's about it for this Weekend Journal.  I hope that you're keeping cool and creative.  Have a wonderful, arty weekend, and I'll see you again on Monday for more of my musings!



  1. WOW Angelia.. gorgeous creativeness... love the beautiful journal pages... and the birds... and the canvases are wonderful... awesome photo of you too...

    Jenny x

    1. Thanks so much, Jenny! I'm having a great time watching my style evolve into something new. xoxo

  2. I love your intuitive work, and those finished paintings are WOW! I think because there are so many different birds, it's always easy to spot one on a page. I find them all the time too! Great picture of you!

    1. Thank's very much, Denthe! It's odd - it seems like I go through spurts where all I see is birds. Maybe I'm finally breaking out of it. I found a big rabbit on one of the 16 x 20 canvases - and NO birds! LOL xoxox

  3. What wonderful paintings!! i love your work. I especially love that little skeleton cat (or dog, or whatever it is!) ;-)
    Glad you found me via Jenny's blog. I'm a new fan! xoxo

  4. Thanks so much, Pauline! I don't know what the little skeleton animal is either! LOL Happy to meet you - I subscribed to your blog via email right away - I don't want to miss ONE juicy post :o) xoxox


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