Nurt Thurs :: Expression

Refreshing and creating

Expression is the essence of thought.

Tony Calderone

We all need fresh air from time to time, to open up our mind and let our feelings surface. It’s like that say: Thinking outside the box!

Expression is the mystery of beauty.

Edward Bulwer-Lytton

There are so many rules and directions to be followed for each task at any moment. We get lost in the middle of them. Where is the creativity in all of this?

To express one’s inner self so that others can understand you, is art. If your expressions are elevated and beautiful, it is good art.

Anonymous

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A random page # 17

Good Morning! Here are a few pages from an IG art party this weekend:

prompt 1: yellow and turquoise
prompt 2: a quote

It’s the journey that’s important, not the getting there.

John McLeod

prompt 3: growth

Today is starting #100dayproject, where we choose one creative project and stick with it for 100 days. I’ve joined it for many years and it’s great to see all the work done at the end of the project. This year I’ll make an art card per day.

Have a great and safe week!

A random page # 15

Journaling is helping me to stay grounded during this time of lockdown. I’ve been up and down with my feelings, but in a way or another when I sit at my desk and start to write it’s like the world is back to its usual flow.

I haven’t done much art journaling recently, but here are the pages I did a few weeks ago.

Acceptance and self-care
Letting go
Being comfortable at home

And you? How are keeping your sanity these days?

a random page # 14

Happy Women’s Day!

The new season is coming and it’s time for changes. Starting by changing the clocks today, this means more day light, more outdoors activities, but the self-changes are the most important: our body, our mood, expectations …

With the Spring knocking on the door, it’s time to get rid of what doesn’t serve us anymore and make space for new things. I’m not talking about material stuff, but thoughts, regrets and old ideas. I try to live a minimalist life style, so I don’t have many things to get rid off. I don’t like cluttering, when I buy something new, the old one has to go out. What I need is to apply the same style to my mind, generally I keep everything in there, and I’m tired of the mind-cluttering.

I need to make more space for the things that make me happy and give me pleasure. More writing, gardening, cooking delicious and healthy food, in summary I need to nest the good thoughts and get rid of the bad ones.

And you? Any plans for the new season?

E.

a random page # 11

OMG! Just realized that my last random page post was in May!

I joined a glue book party last night, here are my pages and the prompts. I haven’t done much art journaling recently, so this party came in hand to boost my creativity. Hope you are having a lovely Sunday and enjoy my pages.

Blue and Yellow
A quote: “nothing feeds the center so much as creative work” – Anne Morrow
Fun in the sun

a random page # 8

Good morning! A new week ahead, lots of possibilities waiting for us. Hope you had a great weekend. I can say my weekend was an artsy one!

On Friday afternoon, after grocery shopping, I stopped by a craft store. It was a grey day and I needed something to brighten it.

I got these gorgeous washi tapes, I can’t resist them! I’ve many but I always need more!

a new collection of washi tape

Saturday evening I joined an Instagram Art Party – MarGlueBookParty, where we have prompts and make art pages using collage.

Prompt 1: Springtime

Can’t wait to smell the flowers in my garden

Prompt 2: Yellow butterfly

butterflies mean transformation and it can be reached by practicing yoga

Prompt 3: Let’s dance!

listening is what matters, no other sense is necessary when dancing

I love to see how I used yellow in all my pages. Yellow means happiness, and it was the colour stealing my attention that evening. A good sign for sure!

Sunday morning I woke up thinking about lightness, the feeling of it!

journaling about lightness

I thought the feeling of lightness should be as the scent of oranges on a hot summer day. I got out my sweet orange essential oil and smelled it! Yes, it’s lightness and freshness all together.

Take a flying leap at the sun.

Don’t let your thoughts weigh you down

Marty Rubin

How was your weekend? Love to hear about it, please share on the comments.

Have a great week!

a random page # 6

It isn’t only about acceptance, but understanding, transforming and adapting.

This is the first page I worked on after few days without any mood for journaling. I posted here about my feelings these last days, lots of up and downs and insecurities.

Well, it is the weekend, hoping to have lots of me time for journaling.

Have a great weekend!