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Letting Go and Finding Graffiti Girls in My Art Journal

I’m loving some of the fun girlies that are coming to life on the pages of my art journals! It’s amazing to see the different looks my art takes on when I just LET GO and truly enjoy the process! I always enjoy the process of creating, but there is something so very different about what blooms on the pages of my art journals when I just wait for things to appear or get really lost in the moment…not thinking about any particular outcome.  I love this stage of the ART game! I did this background several weeks ago…first collaging with various papers and then, splashing washes of paint here and there.  Our prompts for this week in the Get Messy Art Journal community are all about freedom and expression of feelings so I think these pages are perfect because I certainly just let them speak for themselves!  🙂

peace-graffiti-artwork-mixedmedia-paintingWhen I took a peek at this page several weeks later I decided it looked like a shirt down on the right ~ so of course, I knew I had to draw a sassy girlie!  🙂  She was soon coming to life! And, oh, how I loved all the messages that were speaking from her heart!

peace-girl-artwork-mixedmedia-paintingThen, I decided the wheels of the bicycle would be a perfect start for sunglasses for this fabulous girlie!  🙂  She definitely needed a sassy accessory!

peace-girl-art-mixed-media-sunglassesPEACE is so important to this girlie ~ she longs for her heart to feel peace, to find new ways to discover it, and to share it with others that may need a little for themselves. When she’s on the search for this amazing peace she may put on magical glasses so that she is sure to not miss all the little things, the hidden places, and the beautiful messages that may teach her all about how to tuck more into her heart.  This girlie ~ she’s on a mission!

peace-girl2-mixed-media-art-pinkShe realizes searching for PEACE and holding onto it is absolutely necessary to live the life she dreams of. She knows it’s so important to SMILE and enjoy laughing along the way, and she knows that she must be true to her heart.  And, that means she must be her SASSY ‘n FABULOUS self!  🙂  This next girlie is another one where I just LET GO and let her bloom as she wanted to.  Yes, very different from how my girlies usually look!

girl-loose-free-pink-flower-blackhairShe is created with many layers…another splash of paint here and a smudge of color there.  Her heart is filled with hope, dreams, and a longing to let her light shine for Him. She loves wearing rosettes in her hair, wearing lots of PINK, and adding doses of “Kaylee JOY” to the cuppas of all those she encounters! 🙂 Oh, this girlie…she wants to do life BIG…and, colorful…oh, so colorful! 🙂

girl-messy-mixedmedia-yellow-letgo-artShe knows life can get messy…it can be oh, so tough. She knows her faith keeps her grounded, and she knows that all the crazy, messy, colorful layers all come together to create her unique soul.  She wants other girlies to know that it’s from the depths of their souls where the light flickers…LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE!  🙂

girl-mixedmedia-loose-artwork-flower-artistBecause when you do ~ Ooh la la ~ it is so very magnificent!  🙂  Just be you ~ let YOUR COLORS come through!  🙂

This sweet chick below smiles at me each morning as I find my way to my desk. We often chat and share thoughts, and she forever encourages me through our precious memories and her sweet signs that she spreads about my days. She’s one of my most favorite girlies in the world ~ forever! {My sweet niece, Kaylee, whom has the most beautiful Angel Wings now.}

kaylee-mermaid-photo-memories-myangel I hope you’ll try doing a bit of letting go as you play in your journals! It’s such fun to see where the process takes you when you do. I tend to always feel even more inspired after I’ve greeted my journals in this way. It’s as though it unleashes huge doses of creativity. Hmm…kinda amazing how more of the good stuff flows when we can just let go and let nature take its course!  🙂

Let YOUR LIGHT shine today, and try loosening your grip on the paintbrush a bit…you’ll be amazed at what you create! *And, this can be applied to many areas of our life…not just artwork!  🙂

Hugs ~ Hope you have a HAPPY weekend!


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  • Tania - February 20, 2016 - 12:50 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!! Happy Saturday!!♡♡♡ReplyCancel

  • Tracey Fletcher King - February 20, 2016 - 2:16 pm

    Fabulous post and just love the girlies to bits. Getting messy and loving the process make such wonderful results and just make your heart sing don’t they!ReplyCancel

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