Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Word Challenge and Soul Journal

On our Big Art Adventure blog Rosie challenged us to think of a defining word for 2009. I chose ........
Smile (remember my rock?)
The colours on these photos are not good, sorry. The light has been so bad over the past few days I've had problems photographing this. The girl in the middle?........Thats a school photo of me. The photographer was probably saying smile.

SOUL JOURNAL
For the Soul Journal prompt (no:16) Kathryn asked us to find our defining words, stick them onto a journal page and doodle around them. "Pull out those magazines and quickly flip through. Don't look at the images, focus rather on the words. Don't think about what you are picking out just tear or cut out words that resonate with you".
I've decided I need to let go of certain things this year so I'm also choosing the word release .
And my shoulders will be a good place to start - they've kept my ears warm for too long!!
Anyway, here's my journal page ......... thank you Kathryn for the inspiration.
I decided to do zentangle-style doodling, mainly using a black PITT artist pen.


27 comments:

Sanja said...

love the smile piece!stunning work,Linda!
hugs
Sanja

KathrynAntyr said...

Your work is always so gorgeous. You inspire me!

I'm lovin' your zentangle-style doodles.

Stempelchaotin said...

OMG OMG OMG this is a great sign. Smile is life. Wonderful piece. brilliant work.

Rosie said...

Love the sign AND especially the zetti doodling - you've obviously got a real knack for it! Beautiful work Linda.

Brenda said...

Your smile piece is great. Love the zentangles and the words with it - looks stunning.

Jaqi said...

What a lovely post, I can see that little school photo is you, you havent changed much and still have the same smile.
I think you were born to make Soul Journals you always do such a great job. The Black and White cover is stunning, and 'Release' is such a fantastic word to start the year with. You are such an Inspiration to so many people , and you have inspired me to release some things myself.
The blank Journals with a decorated cover make lovely gifts. I believe that your smiling stone has been an inspiration to you an you are lucky to have found it. Well done Linda , you have had an amazing year craft wise and I cant wait to see how you grow this year you always manage to make your work look so gorgeous, Jaqi x

KathrynAntyr said...

I featured your art on the Yahoo board! Are you a member of the board?

xoxo k

purplecat said...

lovely work Linda!
Drop by my blog when you have time, I nominated you for an award!

morningDove said...

I love your zentangles and soul journal pages. checked out your blog and its wonderful. you are fantastic. looking forward to checking back with you more often.

LazyKay said...

I love your special stone, made for you by nature.

GREAT page and what a mona lisa smile you've got in that picture - I wonder if that little girl had any who she would become - do any of us? Great page.

I smiled to myself about the smile because, years ago, I found myself frowning all the time so I stuck notes on all the household items and doors saying 'SMILE' and do you know - it worked!

I hope you can release some of the tensions and manage more of your smiles!

xxxxx

sharon said...

I love your doodling. a truly stunning piece of work. x

Jendy said...

I love your sign, Linda. (and your rock!) The inclusion of your school photo is pure inspiration.
Thanks for sharing it.

Jacky said...

Your soul journal is wonderful Linda, I love the images you have chosen.
And Zentangles...unbeknowst to me I have been doing zentangles for ages (and of course didnt even realise it). Every time I sit at the computer I have my piece of paper and black pen and just doodle away...repeat patterns, word etc. I must start keeping them. Thanks for the link.
Love your word... release! Quite a cathartic, freeing word.

Minx said...

Both great pieces, i love that you used a pic of yourself in your word sign, and the edging looks fab too.

Sue said...

Hi Linda - what beautiful pages - you are so very talented. I could look at it for hours. I also signed up for Sarah's Joggles class but am still sitting on the downloads - lol. I hope all is well with you. Take care. Sue xx

Edumentor said...

Your word challenge is lovely--so glad you made the front page!!

-teri

sesga loves 1950s said...

Hi Linda ,Love the stone so cute .
I love your smile piece too its stunning despite the lighting problems I have had problems getting clear pictures too .

I love your journal page it soooooooooo Amazing all that doodling!!... work of art I think .
Hope you are having a good week .Love from sesga xxxxxx

Chriss Rollins said...

You know something linda you should be teaching, your work is amazing.

I would love to come to your classes.

chriss x

My Journey to Hope said...

I love your sign "Smile" especially since the adorable little girl is you! And the amazing way you doodled with just a pen around your journal page. I'm taking notes on it!

-Michelle

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Inspiring as always, your Zentangle is fab!!! I wish I could settle on just one word....your word does speak to me as well! What a precious girl you are!
All the best to you oxo

femminismo said...

First time I've visited your blog. It's great. Such lovely art journaling. Love the chocolates. What extraordinary charms they make. soulJournal sister - jeanne in Oregon

LaY hOoN said...

I'm so love about your zentangle doodles.
Beautiful work, my dear.

My Journey to Hope said...

Thanks for your sweet words. It's so encouraging to know someone else has gone before and is living out her dreams. Thanks for the continual inspiration!

-Michelle

Shashi Nayagam said...

Dear Linda, Just trying to catch up with all the blogs. I am so sorry to hear about your dad. My heart goes out to you. Sending you strong thoughts of comfort.
Your artwork is so beautiful amidst such heartache you have created such beautiful work.It is a credit to your inner strength.

Viola said...

FABULOUS! Love your artworki so much, Linda! :o)

Judy Scott said...

Hi there Linda, not visited in a while, love everything your doing especially these doodles ~zentangles ~ awesome artwork ~ Judy x

Anne said...

Hi, Linda! This is sooooo cool! Love the doodles! :-)