Art and Positive Thinking

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My focus is exploring, creating and reflecting upon the positives of life and connecting them to my art whether it be photography, pen and ink drawings, watercolour paintings, mixed media, digital media or any other possible media I dive into!

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Sunday, February 10, 2013

The Positively Green Tree In My Heart, Face 10

The singing bird came

There is a Chinese proverb that states, "Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps a singing bird will come."  Well, a singing bird did come.  I had some tissue paper and applied it to my page without any ideas of what I would put on the page.


So I decided to paint some flowers.  Then suddenly, a bird appeared.

A bird appeared (pencil outline).

Next a circle border.

Circle border

Next, it was time to take the plunge and paint the bird.  I totally went with the image that I saw in the collaged tissue paper.

The singing bird appeared in blue.

Finally, what to do to finish the visual journal entry? Find a relevant quote and write a bit about the process.

How it happened.

Some finishing touches


I guess the green tree in my heart positively invited the singing bird to come!    

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  1. Love this ... so colourful! It reminds of spring!

  2. Beautiful journalpage Renee! that background is awesome!


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