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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

What's NEW with You and Ike's Art

Welcome to a New year, and a New challenge at Ike's World Challenge Blog. The first theme of the year is "What's NEW with YOU?"  This optional theme can be interpreted by creating with the New Year in mind, or using New supplies, trying a New technique, or, like me, thinking about a New ME.

And why not? 2017 was a tough year for me, and I say good riddance to it. I lost my husband and my best friend, Sue. My financial future is a little shaky, and I'm looking at a lonely future without hubby. But...

As the New Year begins, I can not only count my blessings, but make a plan for the days and weeks ahead. Creativity is one of the biggest pleasures I have in life, so it's a major part of my planning. That's why I colored (with Copics) an Ike's Art image, called Plotting, and popped her onto a journal page. I like to mix writing with collaging and add some mixed media. So there's a little of everything on my page.

My plans? I want to relax, to focus on what I really want to accomplish this year. I want to be brave and try new things, have adventures and travel. I want to be more forgiving and more thankful, and to give back with my time and my talent. I especially want to become healthier and to heal, working through my grief, taking the bad days with the good.

And I want YOU to join in this new challenge for your chance to win a gift certificate to Ike's Art Store. AND, if you use an Ike's Art image, you get 2 entries for your 1 creation - cards, ATCs, mixed media, altered art - just create!!  And Link it up at Ike's World Challenge Blog.

Good luck and Happy Crafting!

Challenges I am Entering:
Art*Journal*Journey - New Year, New Adventures


ike said...

Such a gorgeous page Pat and I am pleased you have such a positive attitude. I really hope that 2018 is good to you. xxxx
Thank you very much for taking time to make this for me at IWC and it's great to have you there.

IKE xxx

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Mimi said...

Gorgeous artwork Pat and sending you a blanket of love to help you this year. 2017 truly was a horrid year for you but your positive outlook will now be you best friend. Love and hugs xxxxxx

Pat said...

Thanks, ladies, I appreciate the love!!

My name is Erika. said...

Hi Pat. nice to meet you. Great collage page. I'm pleased you decided to join us at AJJ with your newest adventure. I will also like to say I love your little blurb about your craft space mess. True for me too! Thanks for joining us. Hugs-Erika

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

It was so very nice to meet you, Pat. I feel for you and your losses in 2017. I LOVE the idea of healing. It's a concept that is easy to say or write, but far more difficult to achieve. I certainly wish you the very best in 2018. I really like your style of mixing collage with writing, and a bit of mixed media. Thanks for sharing this really positive journal page with us at Art Journal Journey. I sincerely hope we see more of your art at AJJ this year.

froebelsternchen said...

Great that you look positive to this New Year! I wish it will be happy for you!
Your pages are full of power and I love your style! Thank you very much for joining our Art Journal Journey Challenge!
All the best for you!
oxo Susi

Sharon Fritchman said...

Hi Pat! So very nice to meet you here! I absolutely love your collage! It is just beautiful and perfect for healing! Thanks for sharing it with all of us! Hugs, Sharon