You may be seeing a little more art and a little fewer thrifted goodies from me in the next few weeks. That's because it's Lent. What's Lent got to do with me making art and thrifting, you ask? Well, this year (and last), I gave up thrifting for Lent! While thrifting is wonderful for many reasons, it also has a pretty negative side for me as well. I would rather thrift than do a lot of other more productive things (like cleaning, playing with my kids, doing art, etc.), and I sometimes go a bit overboard with it- there are weeks that I go out every day, especially while the kids are at school. So giving it up for a few weeks allows me to reign my life back in and focus on some other things for a while!
Anyway, all that to explain why I had the time to do several pieces of art this week!
I really love this first piece, which is saying a lot! You should have seen where this piece started. I probably did three complete paintings under there before ending up with this result. But all the layers add nice depth to it, so all that work was not lost! I've been inspired a lot by this artist lately...
Then I did a spread in Avery's book. It's about how much she loves things that match. She points out matching items probably twenty times a day to us!
And finally another page in Riley's journal. I'm still catching up for the year I lost, so these events took place last year. He went to his first baseball game and went camping for the first time- big events in a little boy's life!
What's interesting is that in the past week, I've done three different types of art. One Project Life page (scrapbooking), one art journal page (collage/mixed media), and one freeform piece (painting). I know that to someone else, they may not seem that different, but to me, they each fall into a different category. It's nice to have all three to alternate between, since they each require a different sort of thinking and concentration-they're all fun, just different kinds of fun!