Friday, February 17, 2012

Paint Party Friday # 49

Honey, I´m hoooome!
After two months and a half, I´m back at Paint Party Fridays.
In fact after two months and a half I gathered my stash again. All of it. Just like it happens.

Dining-room table: painted art journaling on the left, scrapbooking on the right.
 Kitchen table: collage art journaling on the left, written journaling on the right.
 My word for 2012 is expansive. My iGoogle has a sticky note that says: Deeper than the ocean, higher than the sky. Yes, in English. I found it that way and loved it that way.
Now ... when things get stuck. My plan was to paint the title page with my word and use the journal for guide/intention quotes. Faber Castell aquarelle pencils on Canson white paper. You might remember the deep greenish/purple colour of the sea in Las Grutas.
 You see where this is going? If I wrote "deeper than the ocean" and then "higher than the sky", ocean would be written in the sky and sky on the ocean. And it just didn´t sound right the other way around.
One day I was telling hubbie about it and as I translated it ... it sounded perfectly the way I needed it to be in Spanish! Tan alto como el cielo, tan profundo como el mar. (We use as deep as the sea, not ocean.)
Voilá! My title page for this year´s art journal.

28 comments:

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

That is a great title page and so glad you are back here on a Friday...
you know you freak me out with how ordered you always are... so neat and organised... I have already half trashed the new and improved studio... I am hopeless... happy ppf xx

Helen Campbell said...

I like your journal theme... and quote. You're doing wonderful work.
Happy PPF!

Mary C. Nasser said...

Great page...really exemplies your word of the year!
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Pointy Pix said...

Welcome back!! I love the expression in English but to me Spanish always sounds so much better and in this case, as it turns out, looks better on your journal page too!

Netty said...

Great to see you back and your smashing page. Happy PPF and enjoy the weekend, Annette x

Krystyna Rawicz said...

"tan profundo como tel mar" ~ love that

Carolyn Dube said...

What a fabulous page! Thank you for sharing the story behind it!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Fun creation and love the 'quote' you are using for the journal theme ~ namaste, carol (A Creative Harbor) Happy PPF ^_^

misteejay said...

Lovely page Paula.

I would like to share an award with you as I always find your blog so inspiring and love your photos. Details of the award are now posted on my blog.

Toni xx

*jean* said...

welcome back! i love how you have taken up all the available table space! i can relate to that...great page! happy PPF!

SHERI C said...

Your journal has a great theme and it was fun to see your workspace. May you have many inspired moments there.
Happy PPF!
Sheri Cook
Happy Horse Studio

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Great page! great quote!
happy PPF

xxx from Austria

Susi

Crystal said...

Awesome journal pages! :-)

carlarey said...

Nice to see you back at the Party! The title page for your journal is great, love your motto and the word.

Nice to have two languages at your command, make those words work for you!

Daniele Valois said...

Great for getting back to work. I always take over our table! Lovely page!

Anne said...

Beautiful and inspirational!

Happy PPF!

Alicia C said...

what a wonderful landscape and idea for beginning a book!

Ginny said...

Welcome back Paula. I've missed you. Isn't it wonderful when things work out just as they should? I will be anxious to see all of the wonderful things you do with your journal.

Beadwright said...

Great start to coming back to PPF.
I look forward to your future art.
Nicole/Beadwright

Geckostone said...

Paula,its beautiful!!!! I love your word expansive!!!!

Victoria said...

Yay Paula!! hooray..welcome back! Such beauty you are sharing..gorgeous works as always!
hugs and sparkles
victoria

Sophia said...

This is great, Paula and I love how you did your son. Great job. :)

Christine said...

welcome back! Love your page, it's beautiful.

RobanStudio said...

Glad you are back at PPF. Love your journal and the title as well. Looking forward to seeing it evolve.

JKW said...

Good thinking, I do that too, rearrange. . . . it fits. Enjoy the pic. Blessings, Janet PPF

Gloria said...

I like your word for the year. Expansive. Great pages and theme. Welcome back. Sorry I'm late commenting on but my puter has been really slow. Nice job. Take care.

EVA said...

A great title page and excellent motto for the year!

Annabelle said...

Nice to see you back Paula.
Lovely aquarelle and perfectly evoking the inspirational word of the year.
Nice choice of colours and composition.

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