Week 48 – depict gratitude in a creative way
Since its Thanksgiving week in the US, it is just fitting that our prompt for this week is about gratitude. There are so many things each one of us is grateful for and we all have different ways of expressing our heartfelt gratitude.
We have done the same challenge many weeks ago and I had poured a lot of creative juice doing that prompt. So for this week, going simple and fuss free was the best way to go. Saying what we feel from the heart need not be too embellished nor too perfected. Anything that comes from our heart of hearts is always simple and sincere. With that, I am taking this opportunity to say THANK YOU to my dear friend Airees Rondain for encouraging me to join the DLP facebook group, to Art to the 5th ladies – Sandi Keene, Roben-Marie Smith, Rae Missigman, Lorraine Bell and Barbara Moore for starting this creative journey and sharing it with a lot of people, and to all the supportive and appreciative members of DLP 2014 who are always there to give that nudge of encouragement.
Thank you so so much from my heart to yours!
Pencil Girl # 14’s story is here .
Pencil Girl # 15
Pencil Girl #16
This pencil girl journey has already brought so much joy into my life. Each girl was made with an unexplained eagerness to learn, explore, and memorize the look I am looking for. Every time I sit and work on a girl, I always have the feeling of both tranquility and excitement. The exercise gives my mind the time away from everyday life and its challenges. To say the least, I am always spaced out when I sketch.
I am blessed to be given the chance to explore this unique talent I could never imagine I have and can harness. I have said it before and I am saying it again, never in my wildest dream would I imagine myself drawing. And now that I am, I am filled with gratitude!
My girls are still a work in progress. I have just finished one signature among 5 signatures in my journal, still a long, long, way to go and enjoy.
Last week’s DLP challenge was to add a map of your town, state or country and document about this map. I wanted to make a simple page but it still took me the whole week to think of a way to document my past country and my present country.
When I had the whole idea on mind, everything went on smoothly. For the background I combined five colors of craft paint – sublime lime, blue bahamas, lavander, pink blush and pumpkin orange, painted it one by one with kitchen sponge over a top of white gesso. Then I added a few numbers using Tim Holtz’s Cargo stencil with white paint. Placed a cut out of each of the countries that are meaningful in my life, a few words of significance for each country using my own handwriting and finishing it off with stamping a parenthesis, a question mark in the middle and the words – where will life lead me.