Monday, 23 May 2011

inspiration


One of the many lovely things Patty bought me was this stunning book called True Colors, A Palette of Collaborative Art Journals. Wow, what an amazing feast for the eyes!! The artists chose their own colours and the journals were circulated and worked on by all of the 14 participants. Feeling totally inspired, I've decided to make my own mini art journal, following the colours as they appear in the index, not all of them are combinations I would choose myself but what a great challenge!
White was up first
lots of texture on this one
Red 1, 2 and 3


woooo, hold on to your hat!!! Hot Pink and Orange came next, now you've probably figured this out yourself but this isn't a combo you'll see a lot of in my work, I felt quite jumpy by the end of it!!
a little tribute to Teesha Moore, the originator of this journal colour combo!
Sunset is next...

18 comments:

kandeland said...

oh what fun! it's great to do challenges even outside of your "normal" color palette isn't it?! love to see what you're working on, thanks for sharing! xo natalea

bad penny said...

Wow I might giive this a try ! Love the White.

Sandy Ang said...

how sweet of Patti. and I love you using pinks, oranges and reds. these colours always inspire me. hope my package to you arrives soon.

~*~Patty S said...

So glad you are enjoying THE book M...it is a total inspiration...isn't it!
Love what you're creating...I think pink and orange suit you :)
Looking forward to more!
oxoxo

Joanna said...

I've lusted after this book before, but it's so expensive in the UK :o(

Mind you, it looks like it's worth it if it has inspired you to produce such gorgeous artwork.

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Wow, what an inspiring book...and such beautiful results!! Loving the colours and all that texture! Gorgeous work M!!
I need a new challenge, has my mojo has decided to take a holiday! So may just have to look out for this book!! ;)

Jan x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I've had this book for a very long time and I often go back to it for inspiration. There aren't a whole lot of techniques discussed or even explained, but the artwork was wonderful. I'm so glad you got a copy of this book. Patty did good!

BTW, you should do more pink and orange. These are wonderful colors to add to your arsenal.

Alisa said...

Hot pink and orange... what a challenge that would be!
I'm going to have to check that book out.

La Dolce Vita said...

a fab book isn't it? guess you two had a great time!! how fun to get to visit in person!!xo

ShabbyChicShaz said...

what a great and simple idea to play along with the colours - brilliant, love what you've done :)

Cynthia Eloise said...

i love what you did with the white.

Katsui Jewelry said...

That is a wonderful book. Patty is such a sweetheart. You are so lucky to meet her in person.

Pink and orange...what fun!

I am sorry you can'f find my blog :-(

Hugs,
Suz

Linda said...

That is the greatest paper art book every produced. I'm so glad Patty brought it to you. Love the pages.... and I do love hot pink and orange together!!! The white page is wonderful.

Carolyn said...

Love to see what you're working on, thanks for sharing!

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Ana Cristina Caldatto said...

Fantastico!

amo visitar as postagens inspiradoras!

Oxana said...

WOW! Stunning book! I love to see what you`re working on.
Hugs
Oxana

Lynette (NZ) said...

That book is great, and your pages are fabulous. Look forward to seeing more of them...I have shared this post on my bloglove today :-) Happy weekend

Dianne Adams said...

Don't you love True Colors! I have a copy and treasure it. From time to time, I pull it from the shelf and soak it up again. I love your idea of a mini color journal and I think I may have to do this too! Love your blog; lifes been busy and I'm just now catching up on your posts:)