Saturday, March 15, 2014


Good morning friends, I am sharing today a page I made in my altered book.  The challenge this month at Mixed Media Place they are having a challenge that's all about sadness and how that reflects in your artwork.  This challenge resonated with me, as I often feel a range of emotions when I create.  Lots of people say that they feel just happy when they are creating and I wondered if I was the strange one who feels (not only) happy, but oftentimes other, darker emotions...anger, solitude and yes sadness.  Creating art is a form of therapy for me, and I feel better after a session with ink and paint. 
I decided to alter this old book that was once a favorite of my 9 year old, but she decided to get rid of it.  It's full of really magical drawings and I've had a blast playing with it! My first time altering a book on the inside and I don't know what took me so long!

I was also inspired by the challenge at 13 Arts which included making your own background on a scap page, canvas, art journal etc. For my background I used acrylic paint along with pearl pink and pearl violet Ayeeda Mists by 13 Arts.  To add to the texture, I used tons of Ayeeda Powder 3D glass filler.  I had so much fun making this background, it was hard to stop! I just kept adding layers until I was afraid I wouldn't be able to see the image any more. 
This image conveys sadness to me...the whole time I was creating, I was thinking of the The Cure song "Homesick." On the page next to this I have written lyrics from the song: "inspire in me, the desire in me, to never go home." I am still working on that page and will show it later.

And a close up of the texture....

Thank you for stopping by today!
P.S. Here is the link to the 13 Arts Store.


  1. a lost dream ! amazing background !

  2. Fantastic piece of art! Thank you for joining the Mixed Media Place challenge!

  3. Great project! I love the texture which you made. Thanks for joining 13arts' challenge :)

  4. Great effect. Thank you for playing along with 13 arts.