I have been following a wonderful journaling blog by Lisa Sonora. She offers 30 Day journaling prompts, and I have been posting my thoughts on my facebook page. Since the beginning, I have been journaling through words, but one of the newest prompts caused me to switch to canvas.
In order to guide yourself to the opportunity for wonder, you must overcome fear and experience new and amazing adventures. Travel, experiment, look up at the skies, look down at the growing things, look toward what the children see. Wonder is everywhere, if only you open your eyes and your heart to it.
I started my canvas with a base of different shades of tissue papers and matte medium. After stamping some contrat onto my base, I adhered a Squigglefly colored digi image from artist Inger Harding from her Winter Wonderland collection. The words Behold Wonder are cardstock stickers from Basic Grey which I outlined in white gel pen. I embellished the canvas with lines of pearls, some trim and snowflakes.
I joined a mixed media group on Paper Digital Art called Get Your Art On. It's relatively new and the first challenge slowly eases artists into the mixed media genre. It requires a canvas, tissue paper, ModPodge or other sticky medium, a stamped (or digi) image and embellishments of your choice. I plan to experience new techniques and adventure out into the creative unknown in this group. I plan to expand my opportunities to feel wonder. I plan to create with wonder and behold wonder!
Want to join me?