Splashes of Color (and Being Yourself)

So, recently I have been experimenting with crazy, layer-y, collage, but suddenly last night, I just had the urge to make something clean and simple. Weird, huh? Since this year is all about trying new things, living in the moment, and just having fun, I decided to give it a go right away rather than file it away in my mental “try that sometime” file. Let me tell you, that file is crowded, and stuff does get lost in there!

Anyway, I ended up LOVING this, both for its simplicity, the splashes of color, and I don’t know…it just felt sort of right to make.

The quote is something I saw Tumblr, attributed to the actor/musician Darren Criss. Didn’t bother to verify that because no matter who said it, I like it! Why that quote needed to be on this page I don’t exactly know, but there it is. And I could not agree more with the sentiment. This is going up on my bulletin board πŸ™‚

To make this I used Sharpie, water color pens and lots of water. This may be my shortest supplies list ever!






  1. fresh and bright, spring like, and very pretty! isn’t it fun to lurch from one extreme to another! πŸ™‚

    1. Isn’t it? It would be no fun at all if we always did the same thing… πŸ™‚ Always love hearing from you EG!

      1. ditto sweets! πŸ™‚ x

  2. What a wonderful page! The sentiment is great and I LOVE the simple black drawing with the bright watercolors!!

    1. Thanks Kitty! I really liked it too…probably going to be a few more of these in my future πŸ™‚ Thanks for stopping by!

  3. VERY cool miss πŸ˜€ So happy to see all your creativity!

    1. Thanks! I’ve been having fun πŸ™‚

  4. I really love this. I have been wanting to start an art journal, but all I end up doing is staring at the pages or creating a mess. 😦

    1. Nothing wrong with a mess…that is how some of the best pages start! Just keep at it and cool things will start happening πŸ™‚

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