2015 Projects – Note to Self – Intro and Week 1

Each year, I like to make sure I do one project that involves painting. Acrylics for the most part but any kind of painting. I liked the idea of Remembering things like I did for last year’s Remember This project. And I signed up for Life Book in 2015, too.

So Note to Self will be a year of painted pages, using mostly Life Book lessons and a moleskine watercolor journal.

At least that’s the plan.

For this first page, I used Flora Bowley’s lesson from Life Book 2014. Even though it has no writing, my note to self here to let myself be more free. Looser. This piece was done in many many layers and without any forethought. With some structure and grouping of colors but not much else.

It’s a reminder that I need to practice letting go. Like everything else, it’s a practice. This is also a reminder that what looks like chaos at first might end up as something magnificent. Part of the trick is trusting the process. Learning to see what’s there. To see inside the noise. And let the beauty emerge.

I am looking forward to another year of wonderful reminders and joyful art.

3 comments to 2015 Projects – Note to Self – Intro and Week 1

  • dawn

    Hello Karen! This is a gorgeous first page you’ve made! I love the bright colors and fun textures going on. Looking forward to seeing these through the year too!

    Question about your 52 stamps project, is this your own or is it a class? I want to learn how to carve stamps this year and this would help. Thanks!

  • karenika

    Hi sweet girl, thank you! I am doing my project on my own, just for me to get some practice. However, the awesome julie seems to have a class which i am sure is awesome. she also has a great book on stamping. I hope one of these helps! 🙂

  • Love the pages above,but I really like you back to basics page. Such great advice wish I practiced it more often instead of doubts getting in my way.

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