Saturday, April 28, 2012

Art Journaling Fun

 I sure have been a bad blogger! You wouldn't believe how many times I've written notes about what I should blog about when I get home from work, but I never got to it...ah well, we all seem to be inundated with so many distractions these days. Namely Pinterest, lol! That site is the most addictive thing on the internet! but what a great source for inspiration! I have made several boards filled with colors and art I love, it's like bulletin boards but online.

Haven't been doing too much painting, instead I took a bit of a break to play with art journaling. I'm working in 3 journals, and am mostly practicing background technique. I never thought I would love it so much!Now putting words on my pages is a bit harder, as I don't know what to say,. so instead of forcing it, I will leave them alone until I feel the need to write something. Above is one of my earlier ones, and I wrote part of a poem on it. It's not the greatest page, but it was an experiment.
Below is another, this is a simple one, but I loved the oranges.

I did manage to get an owl ACEO done in time for an Earth day challenge we have going on over at the 7 card draw blog Leave it to me to wait until the last minute, lol! He's a little tree hugger :-)


On a random note, I couldn't believe that Doctor Oz talked about the 5 Tibetan rites! I wrote about these a long time ago on my blog, where I recommended them for everyone who wanted to have more energy, and to feel and look more youthful. I thought they were too esoteric for mainstream, but this is a good sign. People are tired of being unhealthy, and are looking for new ways to improve their lives.
Here is a site that explains them:  5 Tibetan Rites

Last week I even saw recipes for green smoothies on his show, which I've been doing since last summer (which helped me lose several pounds, which I had gained over the years). 
One of the recipes he had for a breakfast idea was very simple:  just take some almond milk, add a couple of tablespoons of chia seeds,  let it sit 15 minutes, then add cinnamon and vanilla. Instant breakfast! and so nutritious.

 that's it for now, sure felt good to get this blog post done!
thanks for reading friends
betty









13 comments:

Rosemary said...

Pink will check out the sggestions for weight control. love your art as usual.

Maggie said...

I missed you! I LOVE your journal pages, and your cute little tree hugger is adorable.
The almond milk/chia seed "instant breakfast" sounds interesting. Much tastier sounding than the green smoothie. ;-P
I do like almond milk, and last month I tried the almond/coconut milk. Yummy and very low in calories compared to milk.

Magic Love Crow said...

Betty, where have you been?? Great to see you my friend ;o0 Love your journal pages and love your aceo ;o) You know how much I love your art ;o) Hugs ;o) Great information about health! We all need it! Good for you on the weight loss! Yeh ;o) Take Care ;o)

Jenny said...

Oh I love your beautiful journal pages Betty... so happy and vibrant... and your ACEO is adorable... I know what you mean about Pinterest... sooooo addictive but at the same time so inspiring...
Thanks for sharing about the Tibetan Rites... will check it out... and the smoothie sounds delicious...

Jenny x

Pam of alwaysartistic said...

Your journal pages are just beautiful. I have pinned a ton of stuff on art journaling but haven't done much of anything yet. Lol love your earth day challenge too!

Cameron said...

It felt good to read it, too!!! You've been missed...but you sound like you've been happy and busy...and still creating...which is always good!!

NatashaMay said...

I love green smoothies, too. :) I have to check out these 5 Tibetan rites. :) Love your journal entries.

Lady Laura's Dolls said...

You are very creative! Nice blogs, too.

Clara Dita Chairunnisa said...

cool.....your blog is so awesome. Congrats for you:))) visit and followed you here now already. will you visit and follow mine too? it was so pleasure for me. thank you there :D

Lesley said...

Hello fellow Ontarian. I just found your blog and love your artwork.
I just started drawing the beginning of this year after being inspired by Suzi Blu's wonderful book.
I will be back to check out more.
Have a wonderful summer.
Lesley ♥

Fotf said...

Hey, i'm confused surely this post has not been on my page since April? As i check most days i can't have missed it, did you draft it then re-post? Either way love the journal pages and the cute Owl :)

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Aloquin said...

I love to art journal, too! It's so much fun, and gives me an excuse to use up my supplies that I've got hanging around :)