Saturday, April 28, 2012

Art Journaling Fun

 I sure have been a bad blogger! You wouldn't believe how many times I've written notes about what I should blog about when I get home from work, but I never got to it...ah well, we all seem to be inundated with so many distractions these days. Namely Pinterest, lol! That site is the most addictive thing on the internet! but what a great source for inspiration! I have made several boards filled with colors and art I love, it's like bulletin boards but online.

Haven't been doing too much painting, instead I took a bit of a break to play with art journaling. I'm working in 3 journals, and am mostly practicing background technique. I never thought I would love it so much!Now putting words on my pages is a bit harder, as I don't know what to say,. so instead of forcing it, I will leave them alone until I feel the need to write something. Above is one of my earlier ones, and I wrote part of a poem on it. It's not the greatest page, but it was an experiment.
Below is another, this is a simple one, but I loved the oranges.

I did manage to get an owl ACEO done in time for an Earth day challenge we have going on over at the 7 card draw blog Leave it to me to wait until the last minute, lol! He's a little tree hugger :-)

On a random note, I couldn't believe that Doctor Oz talked about the 5 Tibetan rites! I wrote about these a long time ago on my blog, where I recommended them for everyone who wanted to have more energy, and to feel and look more youthful. I thought they were too esoteric for mainstream, but this is a good sign. People are tired of being unhealthy, and are looking for new ways to improve their lives.
Here is a site that explains them:  5 Tibetan Rites

Last week I even saw recipes for green smoothies on his show, which I've been doing since last summer (which helped me lose several pounds, which I had gained over the years). 
One of the recipes he had for a breakfast idea was very simple:  just take some almond milk, add a couple of tablespoons of chia seeds,  let it sit 15 minutes, then add cinnamon and vanilla. Instant breakfast! and so nutritious.

 that's it for now, sure felt good to get this blog post done!
thanks for reading friends