Thursday, May 19, 2011

Paint Party Friday
I've been doing a lot of journal pages lately, maybe 
because of all the delicious workshops offered in
21 Secrets. I'm loving 21 Secrets!

This is a journal spread I finished recently.
I hate my handwriting in general and specifically
in my artwork, and can't wait to cover it up with gesso!
So the quote which you can't read says:

Childhood is the world of miracle and wonder;

as if creation rose, bathed in the light,

out of darkness, utterly new and

fresh and astonishing.

The end of childhood is when things 

cease to astonish us.

~Eugene Ionesco


I'm happy to say, I'm usually astonished by something 
on a daily basis . . . so much for growing up :)


 Visit here for some astonishing talent!

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35 comments:

  1. Hi Maggie
    I am visiting from Paint Party Friday (this is my first time)
    The words and artwork create such beauty.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  2. Hi Maggie, I love this page you've captured such a sense of wonder and joy and of course you know how I feel about dragonflies! Gorgeous work- I want to do 21 Secrets too!
    PPF Hugs,
    Stephanie

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  3. This looks wonderful. SO innocent. :) I love 21 secrets, too. :)

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  4. Love the quote! I hate my handwriting too and try never to sign artwork. Initials work for me! :-)

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  5. Love the child and dragonflies and your color choices. Pretty. HAPPY PPF!

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  6. Wow, this is just so beautiful. My favorite color palette and lots of swirly elements.

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  7. Hi Maggie. This is a wonderful page. I love the way she seems mesmerized by what she sees. Very nice. Happy PPF!

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  8. Very very pretty! Love the shades and what a fabulous collage focus with that little girl! Great quote too.

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  9. Beautiful page and adore the little girl. The words are wonderful as well. Annette x

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  10. Beautiful and stunning journal entry!
    Happy PPF and may your weekend be blessed with inspiration and creativity!

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  11. Beautiful journal page and I love the quote. Don't hate your handwriting! It's part of who you are. From what I can see, it's lovely and adds to the journal page. Please don't cover it up.
    Happy PPF! :-)

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  12. Lovely pages. Love the poem too.

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  13. What beautiful pages and such an inspiring quote to start with. I'm only just beginning to turn my sad little sketchbook into more of an art journal, so am always excited to see others' pages. You're so very talented.

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  14. The pages are beautiful, and I love the quote, too! Hugs, Valerie

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  15. such lovely words although i too continue to be astonished at things (although not always in a good way with all that goes on in the world nowadays) i love your journal pages-the old nostalgic look of it, beautiful.

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  16. Such a wonderful quote... I like and admire the looseness of your handwriting (I definitely wouldn't cover it up). I wish my handwriting were more free and not so controlled.

    xo
    Kristin

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  17. Beautiful journal pages! I love your colors and your quote! The little girl's expression is a perfect fit.

    I just finished the paint writing class in 21 secrets. Looks like you used the stretch writing. It looks lovely! It does add so much to the page. Wonderful work! :)

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  18. Wow..so beautiful and magical...i am spellbound..this is ethereal and dreamlike and so pure!
    Love it! I feel peaceful!
    Victoria

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  19. Cute and cuddly!. Saludos desde España

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  20. oh I guess I am still a child! Thank goodness...I never wanted to grow up anyway...ha ha ha. LOVe your journaling pages....what's wrong with your handwriting??? I like your choice of colors, too! have a great night!

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  21. I love your journal pages! I am trying to learn to allow myself to be astonished by things daily. ;-) doesn't always happen, but I'm working on it! Happy PPF>

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  22. Love your journal pages!!!! these are amazing....I love the layers of tones and highlights!!!

    Happy PPF!!!

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  23. Sweet and elegant. Love the layers of texture in form & colour.

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  24. This beautiful double page of your diary, full of tenderness and sensitivity, I love it. I must be still in its infancy because it does not cease to be amazed.

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  25. I really love this, it's beautiful... so glad I made it to your blog today, (it's so hard to get to everyone's everyweek!) Thanks for visiting me too! LOve you mandala a few posts back too!!

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  26. Ohhh I love your journal page. It looks so beautiful. A world of wonderment!

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  27. Lovely, such beautiful colors. And I think that your handwriting looks really pretty.

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  28. Your work has so much depth--all of those translucent layers making beautiful music. :)

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  29. love love love you journal pages!! all layers just flow together!

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