Expect the Unexpected

Some days don’t you get a bug to do something different? Last night as I was working in my Moleskine, I realized I only have a few pages left. It is almost full. So I started to look back through it and as always, some pages I love, some are OK, and some I still don’t think are finished. I sat there looking at a couple of pencil sketches and wanted to do something out of the ordinary for me, so I added a little Frida and Zettiology pizazz. It turned the ordinary sketches into something unexpected. I had so much fun doing something daring, and still keeping my style and even colors. I am going to spend a little while going back through my journal and adding to some of the pages until I am satisfied and they scream ‘no more’! to me. I really love this stage of journaling, adding the final layers. The pages keep evolving, hardly ever finished in one sitting, stages of completion until there is no more.

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13 thoughts on “Expect the Unexpected

  1. These are wonderful……love your hauntingly beautiful journal pages! Congrats in getting into CPS! Yay!Love, Violette

  2. These are fabulous! It's great to see you stretching your style a bit and I especially love your "Listen to your inner Frida" piece!Tam

  3. I came to see your buried treasure and got a delightful trip around your blog. Found some wonderful buried treasure of my own, too. I like your comment on knowing when it is done, and working on more than one piece at a time. I'm trying to learn to do both! Thanks for the inspiration.

  4. Love 'em !!! How cool…and what great advice to go back over journal pages you had thought were finished…I shall follow that tip 🙂

  5. i love these pieces…thanks for sharing…my artwork frequently screams "NO MORE"…nice to hear someone else say that!!! thanks for sharing your pieces…i love the stripes that are going on here…and the frida…loving it!!!

  6. These are gorgeous – I love the colors! And the style! They remind me a little bit of Klimt. Beautiful! 🙂 Silke

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