Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Cheer Competition Hangover

So, I spent the weekend running around after a bunch of cheerleaders, making sure that they had everything they needed for competition and were where they needed to be, when they needed to be there!  I am EXHAUSTED!  It's not just the actual competition that wears me out.  It's the fact that I never get a good night's sleep in hotels.  I wish I could pack my tempur-pedic mattress with me.  That thing has me so spoiled!  Anyways, two nights at Moody Gardens in Galveston, Texas and I was ready to come home.  I didn't think that I would feel like doing anything artistic, but after a long nap yesterday, I was refreshed and dare I say... energetic?  So I got busy in my brand new art journal.  It's from strathmore.  It is called a visual journal and I love it.  The pages are great for multi-media, including watercolors.  I just layed down layer after layer and then added a picture from the art to share in Sommerset Studio's magazine.  It's always fun to make the first page in a new journal.  So many blank pages with so much potential. 

Side note:  My friend is coming over again tonight to finish the art journals we were creating from USPS envelopes.  I will post pics when we finish!


  1. I like the visual journals, too. The paper in them is very good for mixed media. I like your page!

  2. Nicole, your page is really beautiful. Love the warm colours. You definitely had energy when you did this one. :-) Keep posting! xoxo

  3. Wow ~ Great page ~ lots of color and texture ~namaste, carol (A Creative Harbor) linked w/CED

  4. Love your page! Thanks for playing.

  5. wow... what a wonderful multilayered work

  6. Love your Journal Page. Now tackle those blank ones.
    May you create many more and share them with us.
    Belated Happy PPF wishes.
    Sheri Cook/HappyHorseStudio

  7. Oooooh love everything about this. The colors and the imagery is fantastic.

  8. that's gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Happiness in that page!! The colors work so well together, the circles, the edge doodling, the stars on the photo, so many wonderful things!!! Looking forward to seeing the envelope journal!

  10. very nice - good you got your energy back!

  11. Hi Nicole
    Looove it!!
    Popped over from Just Journals and loving all the inspiration.
    I am a total newbie at art journalling and just only cracked open my journal to do my 2nd set of pages,lol,inky painted fingers this morning but loving it.
    Looking forward to popping back and seeing your UPS journals!