Monday, February 13, 2017

Journal Page.......Looking For Facts

Don't believe everything you hear or read. So, where do you find the "facts".
Life is complicated and confusing enough.
Politicians, scientists and the media....
Who can we trust ?
It's just "messin" with my head.
 The above is all true for me, but any excuse to draw a face really, and play with some colour.

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Saturday, February 4, 2017

Chakra Tags 4, 5 & 6.

Finding inspiration from yoga and meditation Chakras. I think at the end of last year, for me the world seemed a lot crazier than usual and very "unstable".
On an Instagram post last November, not long after the great Leonard Cohan had sadly left us, I really felt  his words....... "The blizzard of the world has crossed the threshold and it's overturned the order of the soul."
So, searching for alternative ways of creating personal, inner calm, I looked to yoga and meditation and their theory of internal wheels, or sources of energy,  Chakras, that correspond to the massive nerve centres and organs within our body and can effect our physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual states of being.
Always a bit of a sceptic, I became fascinated. Anyway, these ideas inspired me to create some visual tags. My previous post, HERE shows the first three. Here are the next three.
Chakra No.4
The Heart
It's colour is green, and it's located within your heart. It's the centre of love, compassion, harmony and peace.
Created using Finnabair new Patina Effect Paste.

Chakra No.5
The Throat
 It's colour is blue or turquoise and is located within the throat. It's the Chakra of communication, creativity, self-expression and judgement.

Created using Finnabair new "Sparks" Acrylic Paint and beautiful Metallique Waxes.

Chakra No. 6
The Third Eye or Brow Chakra
It's colour is Indigo, and it's located at the centre of the forehead, at eye level or slightly above.This Chakra is used to question the spiritual nature of life. It is concerned with inner vision, intuition and wisdom.

Created with Black Gesso and the new Opal Magic and Metallique waxes.

A step by step of how each tag was made and a full list of materials is up on the Finnabair blog HERE.
Thanks for dropping by. May your creative energy flow freely.

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Art Journal Page............Dreams v's Reality

We're told "anything is possible", "follow your dreams".
The reality is, not every dream is attainable.
While chasing our dreams we have "moments" moments and these have more value than the dream itself.
Along with learning how to accept reality, we gain humility and wisdom, all be it touched by a little sadness.
From: philosopher and author, Mark Rowlands.

Paint, collage, ink, stamps, embossing.
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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Chakra Inspiration......For Finnabair CT

First post for 2017. I hope the Christmas season was a good one for you and that the start of this New Year is so far going to plan...........ah the best made plans......all those new, good intentions. Stay strong........
CHAKRA...........Sanskrit word that literally translates to wheel or disk.
In Yoga this term refers to wheels of energy throughout the body.
Each Chakra has a colour and is representative of certain feelings and emotions.

There is a step out of how these were made and all products used on the Finnabair blog HERE.

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Saturday, December 3, 2016

Two Words.......For Finnabair Creative Team

Wooden favourite things to create on. 
Image favourite process.
Collage...........pretty patterned paper; it relaxes me.
Finnabair's art basics Gold Crackle Texture favourite medium at the moment.

All the details of how I made these and the products used can be found on the Finnabair blog HERE.
Wishing you all Peace and Joy.
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Monday, November 21, 2016

Journal Page

The world and my life at the moment are in flux.
There are too many changes. 
I think I am a little afraid.

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Monday, November 7, 2016

Tendrils Of Excess Thought.......For Finnabair Creative Team

I tend to over-think............everything.
I feel the need to be always "plugged in". 
I want to be "connected".
We can't see around corners.
Walk, don't run, but do it now.

I've used amazing Finnabair Mechanicals, Stamps, 3D Gel, Heavy Body Gel, Mica Powder, art alchemy Acrylic Paint, Micro Beads, Glass Beads.
More details and a step by step of the process can be found HERE on the Finnabair blog.
Thanks for visiting.
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Sunday, October 16, 2016


Visual journal page reflecting the connection a mother has to her binding and so permanent.
Using ephemera images from Finnabair Ephemera Packs , I have lost myself in the collage process and the telling of my story.
More details relating to my process and the products used can be found HERE on Finnabair's blog.

 I love this quote from a musician Jens Lekman (this quote came to me by way of collage queen Kelly Kilmer):
“The beauty of the collage technique is that you’re using sounds that have never met and were never supposed to meet.
You introduce them to each other, at first they’re a bit shy, clumsy, staring at their shoes.
But you can sense there’s something there.
So you cut and paste a little bit and by the end of the song you can spot them in the corner, holding hands.”
Thanks for visiting today.
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Friday, September 30, 2016


New art journal page..........opposite to the one on my last post. 
Sometimes the need to art journal calls for a big stage; a double spread.
Sometimes your idea is simple, and the confines of a single page work best.
More often than not, these simple, single pages will be the inspiration, the catalyst to creating a companion page.
So, this second page, "Life" looks at and into the first.

Worked with paper, coloured pencil, paint, distress stain, modeling paste and a forgotten old friend, Rub_ons.
Thanks for visiting.
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