Sunday, July 8, 2018


Today we are looking at boundaries.  I'm sure you can tell I'm once again joining Chris of Pear Shaped Crafting.    She is our host this month at Art Journal Journey and her theme is Art for art's sake.

I wanted to create something that had grids, because I saw grids on someone's blog a few months back.  So I carefully laid out the grids on my white card stock, then proceeded to foolishly paint outside the lines I had so carefully drawn.  Then I drew around the grids using my black water soluble crayon.  I wrote the words using a blue Sharpie.

Once it was finished and dry, I decided to be lazy and scan it in the chilly comfort of my office, where my electronics are kept cool with an auxiliary window air conditioner unit.  However, I didn't like the way it scanned,

so I bit the bullet and took it to my dining room table where I photographed it in the not really cool of the whole house AC.

Here I have shown we need to "learn, trust, remember, enforce, keep, set, respect, forge, remove, and release boundaries in our lives.  I added this to my large art journal.

I am once again grateful and delighted you chose to visit.  I also hope to see you at Art Journal Journey.  

18 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful page, looks like you had fun. Enjoy your day. Valerie

Cindy McMath said...

Love this Elizabeth - a good grid is such a pleasing sight. I also like the words you chose.

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh wow! This is a technique I want to try too! I love the colours you have used! Great choice of words! Thank you for the nudge and this fabulous page which fits the theme so well! Chrisx

Rike said...

A wonderful page with interesting colours and great words! I like how the colours turn out in the first picture, a little bit dark with showing the brush strokes even more!
Rike xx

froebelsternchen said...

Wow- I adore the artsy look you achieved with this technique Elizabeth! A fantastic page and the colors and words work fantastic together! I must remember this to try this out.
And can you see how fabulous your handwriting looks?!!!
You are a fantastic artist and Co.-Admin! ♥♥♥
Another wowser for Chris' theme!
I am on the way to a nice invitation to our local pizzeria and daughter starts a trip to Italy with her new boyfriend this night.
Hopefully next week I have a bit more "me time" for finishing some arty projects I have laying around.
Big hugs
Happy Sunday

Dortesjs said...

Awsome love grids. great colour choices to

kathyinozarks said...

Good morning, I really like this one Elizabeth
I agree salvation army and goodwill stores are terrible now-I had gone to a couple of those when we went to the big city springfield, mo and I was shocked at the prices-they are also on ebay now selling.
we are fortunate the one called Bear is a consignment shop where we can bring in a box of stuff to sell every other week, they also sell large items like furniture and then Dogwood all the items are donated and the money goes to the animal shelter which I love-that is an awesome place. too.

CJ Kennedy said...

Wonderful colors and the message we should all take to heart. Enjoy your day

RO said...

Not only do I love the work you put into and the colors, but the words definitely have a lot of meaning. Hugs...RO

Meggymay said...

I really love the linear, geometric design of this page Elizabeth. and the very wise words you added to the page.
Yvonne xx

Rita said...

Nice! I like the bold colors and lines.
Stay cool! :)

Jeanie said...

I really like this. I could see this piece matted, framed and hung right where one can see it, note all the meaningful words. It's very striking.

Thanks for coming by the blog. I can see why heat is NOT your friend! At least we lost the humidity for awhile and that makes the same temp much easier to handle!

Jackie P Neal said...

Well done on the grid page Elizabeth! I do like the words you chose.
Jackie xx

craftytrog said...

Great grid art! Wishing we had AC at the moment, but these high temperatures are unusual for us in the UK.
Alison xx

Eileen The Artful Crafter said...

Fabulous conceptual art, Elizabeth. You're so clever at that. This should be on exhibit.

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Corrine at said...

In art and word, nicely done. xox

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