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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

And Gemma's book completes my journal journey!

This is the second time my little group of friends has embarked on a creative journey of traveling art journals.  And it was just as magical as before!  It's been a little challenging at times for me to juggle everything on my plate AND create for this project, but that makes me even more grateful to be a part of it!  I'm not sure I would have managed to paint anything in the last six months if I didn't have these monthly deadlines!
That said, on to Gemma's art journal....  Her colors of choice were purples with splashes of  magenta, orange and lime.  And I will apologize in advance for the color quality of my pictures- my deep blue-violets show as blues here...and my yellow orange that shades to red orange with a smidge of salmon- just looks yellow.  For the lime, I created a mist (invisible here ;)) in the distance and also used it for lettering.....ah well, I was in a hurry to get it in the post and didn't check my pictures until after it had been sent on it's way.  At least you can get an idea of what it looks like!
I wanted to create a magical, almost mysterious quality, so of course; I had to have misty, moonlit woods.   And when there's a chance of falling stars, you MUST carry an umbrella- right?  I also played with her skirt to give a suggestion of tree branches, not for any real reason other than it felt like the right thing to do.....it really doesn't show here, but the "with a chance of stars" is outlined with orange 
and yellow oranges, giving a doubled up effect.
A closeup view of the fold over page- again, the color is slightly off here.....I fell in LOVE with this quote; and will definitely be using it again!  On a funny side note, I always double check to make sure I correctly credit authors with their quotes- this is sometimes attributed to Gallileo....but after checking, and re-checking, I found that it belongs to Sarah Williams.

So there you have it, my spread for Gemma's beautiful book- I hope she likes it!

 Love and hugs,
Stephanie

9 comments:

gma said...

Oh Stephanie I do love it. LOVE the quote you chose with the stars hanging there in the woods. It is beautiful. I have long admired your art THIS IS PRECIOUS TO ME. Thank you. xx

WrightStuff said...

Totally loving the falling stars - what a beautiful spread and the quotes are so magical. Sigh... I want this project to go on and on and on and on and...

Priti.Lisa said...

Hi Stephanie!!!
You will not believe this...unless you do :)
I have been rolling that phrase:
Cloudy with a chance of stars
over and over in my head...wondering where it came from...
you see it is a perfect 7 syllable line that I was trying to write a haiku around...but never did, I am slipping and sliding lately.
Anyway,
coincidences aside,
your painting is so perfectly beautiful and perfect for a tree-hugging Gemma. I LOVE her branch skirt so much!
And I love that you do research...I just love you ♥ ♥ ♥

gma said...

There are no coincidences....
that's a word they made up to convince people not to believe in Magic.
We believe & know real magic.
It came in the mail today!!! More beautiful in person!
xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

As always, I'm impressed with your art. The forest seems magical and reminds me of the opening credits to Once Upon A Time. But there the similarity ends, because this is truly a beautiful spread with a lovely message.

Maybe my monitor is wonky, but I actually saw the greens and yellows and yellow oranges. And they were beautiful, too. Sounds like Gemma liked your entry!!

Kat W said...

"Cloudy with a chance of stars" - what a wonderful saying. I love, love, love the lady in the magical woods & her tree branch skirt is inspired & inspiring. I shall imagine the extra elements/layers/colours but even what I can see is enough to see how wonderful it is. It is definitely a picture that tells & inspires stories. Great second quote too. A beautiful blend of magical art & fab quotes. I'm certain it ill be treasured.
Hugs
Kat Xx

Maggie said...

Oh so beautiful, Steph...as your art always is! The forest scene is full of magical atmosphere and I love the lady walking with her umbrella! This is perfect for Gemma and I know she loves it!

Regina said...

Stephanie....love your addition to the journal. As always you capture something that always feels as though you are speaking to me.

Hugs,
Regi

IMGIRL said...

I think I must have said, "Ahhhhhh, a million times looking at your pages!
Your theme, words, quote, etc. all melted my heart (completely aside from your beautiful gorgeous work). Now I think I will continue in this comfortable calming place I am in now and go eat some ice cream!
xoxo
Kim