Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Paint your dreams


I can't believe it took me this long to get back online.  I also can't believe the amount of damage a hungry (or inquisitive) squirrel could cause to my life and stress levels.  To put that all behind me, I'm joining Eileen aka The Artful Crafter our host this month at Art Journal Journey where her theme is Dreams and/or Wishes.

I've decided to try to paint my dreams.

It appears there are lots of dreams.  Pleasing, stress and squirrel free dreams!

Most of these dreams have already been painted.

For this page that I created in my Stress Free Challenges altered book, I first colored a used file folder using my handmade shimmering mists.  Once dry I cut the file folder in half and attached it to my book page using red sticky tape and glue dots.  I computer generated the words and colored them using copper fluid acrylic.  I attached the words to the page using glue stick.  Finally, I attached the very old and useless paint brush to the page using E-6000.

Thank you beyond belief for visiting today.  I am very grateful, glad you kept the light on for me, and hope to see you at Art Journal Journey with your own dreams or wishes.  

21 thoughtful remarks:

laurie said...

Your dreams are painted beautifully! The colours are lovely! That squirrel really caused some stress for sure! When I was losing my vision I had many dreams where I was still painting, in my dreams everything wS beautiful colour, I was never blind in my dreams, I now have just vision in one eye, the central vision only, they tried to stop the progression of vision loss but it was unsuccessful and when I first found that out a couple of weeks ago I was a bit down then I remembered I could paint all I wanted in my dreams! Thank you so much for sharing,

Rita said...

Glad your squirrel damage has finally been repaired!
Welcome back! :)

My name is Erika. said...

Just glad you are back. I had a squirrel make a nest in my car last year and caused about $1000 in damage. Good thing for insurance comprehensive covering animal damage. So I can relate to your frustration.But your page today makes up for it. The painted background just gorgeous. It's a great dreamy page. Hugs-Erika

laurie said...

Thank you for your kind words tonight, I would be honoured for you to put my blog on your side bar, Thankyou for asking!

Powdered Toast Man said...

Were you held hostage by a squirrel? Is he still there?

Helen said...

Glad you are back online! I hope your wires are now squirrel-proof from future attack!

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful page! Valerie

Iris Flavia said...

I wonder what the squirrel did that for. "Dental care", curiosity?
I better take care I feed ours regularly!!

The art theme is a great one.
And I love your outcome, too.

froebelsternchen said...

A wonderful page Elizabeth! GORGEOUS!

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Reading between the lines as I slowly make my way around everyone. Good to read you are back online, it can be so stressful when something stops us from getting there. My Daughters rabbit was a devil for eating through wires, I lost count of the amount of irons he ruined munching on the flex. Great page and fab theme this month over at AJJ, hoping time allows to play along this month.
Wishing you well & enjoy being back online, creative Hugs Tracey xx

butterfly said...

Such gorgeous colours flowing through your dreams, and I love those splatters and blotches - beautiful... and very happy that you're back online after the squirrel sabotage!
Alison x

Cindy McMath said...

Such a pretty page! I love the dreamy colours. So glad you’re back on line and glad that you’re able to dream about something besides squirrels!

Caty said...

This is a Fantastic Art journal page Elizabeth !! I love the wonderful background you have created wity your handmade shimmering mists, it´s Amazing. love your painted dreams, and what a so good idea to add this old brushpaint. Great Art !
I wish you a very nice day, and send big hugss
Caty

Divers and Sundry said...

I can't believe how _quickly_ you got back online lol. It took weeks for us.

craftytrog said...

A wonderful page, and a great idea for Eileen's theme Elizabeth.
Glad you are back online...naughty squirrel!
Alison xx

Birgit said...

No one realizes how much damage a little critter can do until it happens to you. Love your dream page with the beautiful colours you created

Meggymay said...

Oh that we could paint our dreams, it looks a beautiful page Elizabeth, the shimmer mists are lovely colour shades for this dreamy page.
Yvonne xx

Lowcarb team member said...

Pleased you are back online!
Love the colours in your page.

All the best Jan

Eileen The Artful Crafter said...

You have a Stress Free Challenges altered book, Elizabeth? I Love that. This was definitely a good time to add to it. The page is terrific. Your shimmer mists are gorgeous. I still haven't succeeded with DIYing them. I need to spend more time on it. Thank you for sharing this lovely page at AJJ for my theme. I'm having a ball hosting and seeing all the inspiring art linked there.

My wish for you: no more squirrel damage. I know from experience how stressful and costly it can be. Hugs, Eileen

Jeanie said...

The shimmering mists are beautiful. At first I thought these were more of your alcohol ink backgrounds you did in the other post. I love the fluidity of them.

pearshapedcrafting said...

Absolutely adore this - fabulous background and a perfect use for an old brush! Hugs, Chrisx