A Little Art, A Little Travel, and A Little More Art

Today is the last day of April. Spring Break and Easter have passed us by and Summer is right around the corner. In the last month, I have taken a trip to Seattle with my youngest granddaughter (14 1/2 years old) and continued in my daily practice of doing some type of art, whether it be collage, art journaling or photography.

It’s the 16th week of the Colour Me Positive Art Journal Challenge which means its the 16th week of 2017.  I’m still loving the challenge of creating art based on a quote or thought for the week and filling up one journal after another. It often inspires and informs my other art by prompting me to seek ideas beyond the single quote for that week. I find myself looking online for quotes and inspiration related to the week’s quote which often spurs a new idea for a collage. My favorite online quote source is www.brainyquote.com.  These are a few of my most recent art journal pages.

The middle of April brought a Spring Break trip to Seattle with my youngest granddaughter, Holly, to visit friends and see some of the colleges she might want to look at when she’s ready to seriously consider her choices. Her older sister and my daughter were in NYC visiting colleges on her list that same week. She’s much closer to making the college decision as she’s a HS junior. We visited Western Washington University, Seattle University and the University of Washington. We also went to see the daffodils in full bloom (stunning),  the Taylor Shellfish Farms, where she had her first taste of raw oysters (not sure she liked them), and finished up the last day with a trip to the Chihuly Garden & Glass at Seattle Center.  What an inspiration!!! We had a great time and I took more pictures that I have the space to show you. Here are just a few from the Chihuly Garden & Glass Museum. The one of the Native American trade blankets is from Chihuly’s vast collection.

And here are a few others from the trip to the Taylor Shellfish Farm, the daffodil fields in La Connor and a funky junk artist’s home in Conway, WA.

I’ve also been working on a couple of new collages.

And, as an experiment, I had an art journal collage page turned into a poster which I call Rock Your Body and another one turned into blank greeting cards. Both have strong messages of empowerment. I am considering doing more and selling them on my Etsy site,  MyMixedUpArt. What do you think?

That’s it for this post. I end with one of my most favorite quotes from WordPorn. I would just add “to create art.”

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