Thursday, April 2, 2009

GPP Crusade No. 30 & Introducing My Hope Journal

Michelle Ward announced the Green Pepper Press Street Team's new crusade today. You can read all about it here.
What does a cat's tongue have to do with making art? Believe it or not, there is something called a Cat's Tongue Brush, but that's not what this crusade is about. Michelle has challenged us to add words to our art/visual journals.
This is a good challenge for me. I often create pages with colors and textures that I enjoy, but hesitate to add writing or anything else, for that matter. In December, I decided to start a journal based on the theme "HOPE". I have several backgrounds started, but few have any words. This is just the prompt I need to get me working on the hope project. I'll start the month by showing you my favorite hope page that I've already created.

19 comments:

jgr said...

Hi Regina,
I love your "Hope" Journal. You have inspired me!
I also LOVE your brushwork on #29. Very nice textures.
This crusade is just what I need, I am so timid about writing over my pages.

Pocket Size said...

Beautiful Hope page. I like the soft colors, and of course the Bible verse is perfect. I like it written all wavy like that. Your little stamped and colored bird is adorable!

michelle ward said...

Regina - thanks for coming on board and showing a page already. Bravo for the handwritten words!

Melisa said...

I can't imagine better words for this page. It's lovely!

cathsheard said...

How cool that the Crusade encouraged you to start journalling your HOPE. That hope pin is a lovely gift btw.

Fannie said...

Beautiful journal page and generous gift.

Julie Bagamary said...

Great verse! It's the one I used on the piece I just delivered.

KnittingJourneyman said...

Beautiful work. I love the flow of the colours, and the words themselves.

Gil Jussara said...

Regina,
thanks for your visit.
I loved your journal!!!!Great verse!!!

Leah said...

This is great, Regina!!

M said...

I love the way the distress inks were used for the background! Love the scrolling journaling. Nice work! Marlynn

LostLuggage said...

Really beautiful, Regina! A handfull of prepared backgrounds is the best..I think...always ready for when the words feel like coming out! Perfect :)

Julie said...

Beautiful page Regina

Penny rabbit said...

What an absolutely lovely post. I love the way you posted your words, very sweet and inspiring.

Stephanie said...

I love that you are doing a whole journal around HOPE! Lovely

KathrynAntyr said...

Simply beautiful. The pin is a perfect gift for you!

Kim Mailhot said...

Oh, I love the idea of having a hope journal ! We can all use a reminder to have more of that !

Your page and the pin are lovely !
Hope-filled cheers !
Kim

Christy said...

your 'words' are lovely and I love your decision to make a 'hope' journal. how inspiring!

Ingrid Dijkers said...

Nicely written. LOVE your choice of colors!
Best-
Ingrid