Saturday, 10 March 2012

Finding your muse

Linda sent this wonderful link to Alisa Burke's blog  last week, 
a free tutorial on 'finding your muse'  
Alisa writes about discovering what inspires you in your own environment 
and using it in your creativity.  
I struggled a bit with this as a lot of the things that inspire me aren't close by,
 but I figured I could start by looking for the colours I love 
and I found them without too much trouble, 
lots of them in fact, not far down the road, I really must learn to walk with my eyes 'open'! 

I decided to use these colours on my pages
 for this month's challenge over at  'The Kathryn Wheel' 
 I'm more than a little late and March is looking a bit plain,
 but at least I have something on my paper!
 I covered my pages in old text, painted and sloshed,
 something I don't seem to have done for ages.
I also added a layer of Neocolour waterbased crayons
 and a spray of  'stream' Adrionack wash which I promptly wiped off as it was very intense,
 I'd like to say a WIP but it's debateable whether I'll actually add anymore to it or not!


Joanna said...

What a brilliant way to find your muse - those are super colours and they are great for your March calendar pages. I'm lovin' the paper peeling back, I like things with 'real' distressing (if you know what I mean).


Linda Jo said...

I like the peeling paper, as well! You are so good at following through with things... I often read and forget! You are on the right road with your muse!!!

Jen xo said...

shes a wonderful talent is Alisa!

love your page the colors have inspired you and i think by the time you journal all ove rit it wont need much more, specially if you do some your new found journalling skills :)

Lynette (NZ) said...

So cool that you've been inspired immediately :-)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I think your calendar for March is incredible. You do such a much better job of creating your pages than I. I really appreciate your muse and am SO glad you are finding her.

Alisa Noble said...

I saw this but didn't delve into it. Looks like I should go back and take another look.

~*~Patty S said...

Your color choices are wonderful Margaret and your calender is fab too!
p.s. deary me I am SO behind in blogland!

Jenny said...

Looking wonderful Margaret... feels so good to find new inspiration... I loved Alisa's tutorial too...

Jenny x

Halle said...

Gorgeous color scheme.