Art Journal — Tiny Diamonds

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Today was an unsorted day.  The weather was dismal, cold and damp, I couldn’t get my engine going…  I did a few things productive in the office, did a bit of book sorting from the shelves but really had no direction.  Walked dogs, exercised, and waited for a better mood, which did not arrive until I chatted with a close friend from far away and dove into the journal.. I had filled this page with posca marker whorls, then drew in a big heart hoping to find it.  Use pattern tissue, magazine images, and painted bits to collage over and the top of the magazine bottle with the two blooms begged to be enlarged.  I found the words tiny diamonds and realized the days was about finding tiny things that would cheer me up.  “Honey for sale” well some sweetness for sure, I do love my sweetness.  Smooshing of gesso and pops of yellow and before long the tiny diamonds took over and my unsorted organizied itself for me.  What tiny diamonds did you find in your day?  I will look for more tomorrow.

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  1. I love the idea of tiny diamonds … wonderful!

  2. This journal page is colorful, bright, pretty, and made me smile. I love how you can find so much in so little. Tiny diamonds turned into an entire journal page of beauty. ♥

  3. Live your “still life” in the midst of your chaotic life at the moment, Corrine. Sweet bits of orange had me hooked from the get-go! This shot up immediately to the top of my “favorites” list! Mwah! K

  4. Oh my – this is SO pretty. I love your ‘tiny diamonds’ thoughts – I didn’t find any today but I’m about over this cold and tired of laying around so I’m going diamond mining tomorrow. 🙂 I love the way the vase developed …. great work!

  5. That’s a great technique…I love the words highlighted…makes it easy to find a title.

  6. Your tiny diamonds page turned out really great…
    L♥ve the look of what you created …
    tiny diamonds makes me think how each moment is a gift
    sparkling and shimmering just waiting for us to notice

  7. This painting and your thoughts …both are wonderful to me !
    Thank you Corinne!

    Art Journal Journey is happy too thank you for sharing my friend!

  8. Beautiful page, you have created a bottle full of sunshine for a rainy day. Love this page very much. Hugs, Valerie

  9. Love this page! So cheery – your tiny diamonds! Love that – and, yes, that is how we need to treat each day; finding those tiny diamonds that brighten our moments. Today is dark, damp, cold, and rainy. My tiny diamonds, today, will be with my grand children and appreciating that rain is not as destructive as tornadoes. My heart goes out to people in the South.

    Thanks for a bright start to my day! Love ya – M

  10. tiny diamonds sounds like the title of a song! the song of Spring perhaps??

  11. Pure joy to look at! Happy your happierness arrived for you! xo

  12. I was looking for the “like” button for Patty’s post!! I think this one is my favorite, the colors and composition and the love vibes I get… but we have had the same weather and I came close to baking brownies… just to get to my happy place!! note to self call a friend!! xo

  13. This is gorgeous! I like this composition! Great colours, too!

  14. It looks like you were able to get into a good creative groove here, no matter how little time you had. I love the colors. I too was at odds yesterday, trying to figure out what best to do and I pulled a few weeds and made some ATC’s. Hope you get some sun today.

  15. Well this is one diamond for me, your lovely artwork here!

  16. What a perfectly refreshing post and piece Corrine! I will also be looking for my diamonds through our weather! Thank you for my rays of diamond shine!

  17. pamelaarts says:

    An absolutely delightful page — loved it. You should have come here — 93 degrees and awful. I didn’t do a thing!

  18. I love this.

  19. NancyLee says:

    This is a beautiful page with beautiful colors and beautiful flowers!

  20. I so love when the words we need magically appear from collaged pages. Love this page.

  21. I love everything about this page, including the ‘waiting for a better mood’ part. Seriously, Corrine, the colors are awesome and my eye was drawn around the whole page by your gorgeous composition. Pinning so I can enjoy it again down the road.

  22. Saw this on your FB page……I think its one of my fav pieces of ‘Corrine Art’. x

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