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, January 10, 2016

Positively an Inspiration

One never knows when one will inspire another. It may be through a smile, a comment,  an example.

I just started a new journal and decided to revisit the things I learned in a watercolour class that I attended several years ago.  Experimenting with primary colours, I created a colour wheel to get to know how the colours mix and complement each other.

 I was digging through my stash of special stuff and discovered some sheets that I had painted in that class and decided to cut them up into hearts for my journal page.  I also found some business cards from my instructor, Gena LaCoste (I hope she doesn't mind me using them).

 It is because of her that I see colours and shadows in a different way.  She used to say,"What colour is it really?"  I included her  cards with horses on them as a reminder that if I work hard on my art and keep practising like Gena does, perhaps one day I can paint as well as she does.  It is also because of her example that I dedicated myself to creating art again.  It was her suggestion to begin blogging, and it has changed my life.  I have connected with so many different people around the world and in my own community, and they all have helped me immensely to become a more caring person and an artist!

I used primary watercolour paints, pencil crayons, markers, business cards, rubber stamps, and words from an old Jack and Jill novel by Louisa May Alcott. I love how random found things fall into one cohesive  place!

I encourage you to get outside into the cold,  meet new people or get reacquainted with people from your past, go to new places or revisit old places, and learn new things and share things that you know. You never know when you will be inspired to try new things and become a better whole person!   You never know when you will inspire others to try new things and help them to become a better whole person!

You can positively be an inspiration!

Best wishes to you all my dear friends!


  1. Delightful journal page -- beautiful color combos and styling! I also enjoyed the message of this post -- I can see how you were inspired -- lovely!

  2. i love the journal pages and the way you are reusing past art work. very inspirational.


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