I was born and raised in Florida for the first 35 years of my life. I saw snow for the first time as an adult on my honeymoon (2004) and didn't really experience a true winter until that time. You know, the kind of winter where you have to wear multiple layers, buy special shoes, and fireplaces are for more than just decoration.
So for a really long time, I had romanticized winter and all that I thought it would be. And it was magical the first time I was in snow. I made a snow angel -- in fact. But I was at a ski resort and they were doing all the work for us. Shuttling us back and forth, salting the roads, shoveling the walkways, and keeping the fireplaces going.
But if you live somewhere that has a TRUE WINTER, then you likely see it much differently than the visitors. Today's challenge was about me capturing my idea of winter in my art journal.
TODAY'S CHALLENGE -- from Andrea Gomoll
The amazing Andrea Gomoll gave me this challenge:
"Right now it's Winter - it's cold - it's grey ... especially during the darker season. We can use Art to add some color to our lives. Use THESE ART JOURNAL PAGES I made as inspiration for your own, colorful Art Journal Page to bring some color into your Day (and to your Art Journal).
BUT (it would be too easy this way - right? :).
The true challenge is to add a Winter Twist to the page somehow while still showing color. :)"
Here's my interpretation:
Make sure to check out all the teachers in the blog hop.
HERE'S THE LINE UP
December 1 -- Mimi Bondi -- MimiBondi.com
December 2 -- Cindy Gilstrap -- Junque Art Studios
December 4 -- Tiare Smith -- TiareSmith.com
December 7 -- Julie Baker -- Creatively Onward
December 8 -- Amanda Trought -- Reality Arts
DAY NINE--> December 9 -- Andrea Gomoll -- Cre8tive Cre8tions
December 10 -- Nicole Piar -- GhostKitten.com
December 11 -- Lisa DeYoung -- Mountain Mermaid Studios
December 15 -- Kelly Johnson -- Wings, Worms, and Wonder
December 16 -- Tori Weyers -- DrawRiot.com
December 17 -- Sadelle Wiltshire -- Tangle Vermont
December 18 -- Barb Owen -- HowToGetCreative.com
December 21 -- Hali Karla -- HaliKarla.com
December 22 -- Yuko Miki -- Honeyberry Studios
December 23 -- Lisa McLoughlin -- Lisa McLoughlin Art
December 28 -- Virginia Simpson-Magruder -- Kentucky Girl Designs
December 30 -- iHanna -- iHanna.nu
Are you creating with me this month?
Tell me so I can check it out. Follow me on Instagram -- @kialagives and use the hashtag #journeywithin2016 -- see you there.
Are you joining us for the class?
Let's make journals together and be in community together. CLICK HERE TO JOIN US.
See you there.
12/13/2015 07:31:02 pm
Here is my take on Andrea's challenge. I enjoyed doing this and happy with the way it turned out. https://www.facebook.com/1561320980796881/photos/a.1563132370615742.1073741826.1561320980796881/1630443383884640/?type=3&theater
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I'm Kiala, a student of life first and foremost. And I'm also a published poet, book binder, fountain pen collector, Life Alchemist & Intuitive Soul Guide. I make things, paint things, and write things. I love teaching & empowering women to live with intention. Please, grab a cup of your favorite warm drink, a fountain pen, and your favorite journal. Let's connect!
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