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!

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9 comments

  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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