Saturday, April 26, 2014

Journal 52, Week 17: Refresh

This week at Journal 52, Chelle's prompt for us was Refresh.  I had several ideas, but once I started working on the piece, I quickly changed my mind.

What does refresh mean to me?  After spending the past 22 days recycling, reusing, or repurposing everything I touched,

it seemed the perfect time to bring out NEW stuff.

Granted, some of that new stuff was gifted to me, and some I bought on clearance or on sale.

But the best way I knew to refresh my art for this challenge

was to find things I had never used in the past: feathery things, flowery things,

glittery things, new things.

I also made the week number an integral part of the piece, especially when I added the final two glittery pieces from a pack of 12 Heidi Swapp embellishments.  I felt I needed something on the bottom 1/3 of the piece.

Supplies I used for this piece included some very old pigment ink I applied to my substrate, my well used Micron blue ink pen, a used file folder cut in half lengthwise (the substrate), a new red doily, new feathers, new flower, new bow, and new glittery embellishments.  I'm certainly refreshed and ready to get back to recycling.  But it felt good to dip into some new things for a change!

Thanks as always for visiting, since this is the only place you'll see how refreshed I am this week.

14 thoughtful remarks:

Halle said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this!!

nightingalehoop said...

Oh my goodness,I smiled at your blog....Its been so lovely working
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voodoo vixen said...

Oh yes, you are refreshed, this is so pretty with the colour of the doily and the feathers and bling!!

Karla B said...

It is such a beautiful mandala, my friend!Love the details!

girlunwinding said...

What a great found feather Mandala!! I love all the bits you found in your stash of supplies. It's fun to see what works together in creative fun ways. Thanks for sharing this piece.
Happy weekend!!
~Dawn

Marilyn J. Rock said...

I love feathers and what you've done, here, is wonderful! xo

Krisha said...

Very pretty, love the mandala your created.

gardenpinks said...

Absolutely gorgeous, just love this piece and, if I may, may just have to copy this! Fabulous attention to detail.
Lynn x

Nan G said...

Fab feathery mandala, Elizabeth! And still a bit of recycling while you're refreshing your art (file folder). Hugs (Girls are snoozing or they'd send hugs too) ;)

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

So cool looking....Nice job Elizabeth!!!! xox

Craftymoose Crafts said...

This is really pretty!

Dianne said...

This piece is really lovely! I don't think we often see you using sparkly things...but they go with the feathers perfectly!

Vicki Miller said...

Extremely creative - now I am in AWE!

Linda said...

beautiful mandala Elizabeth-love the bits of bling you chose to enhance it with!