The warm glow of yellow mixed with orange are the colors that come to mind when I think of optimism.
Last week my word was STEADFASTNESS and I can see how the HOPE in OPTIMISM connect the two words together.
I kinda goofed on my lettering in this block with the spacing. The message here is really a good one. I'm not one to like the "victim" role when things look bleak. I like to think of myself as the hero of my journey who perseveres not one who stays stuck as victims do.
I will think of these words, CONFIDENCE + VITALITY the next time I'm faced with challenges.
Here I pulled out some watercolors for the flower to test out how well the paper would hold up. Just as I suspected, I had to go lightly as the paper in this journal really isn't suited for wet mediums. I finished the block by adding blue colored pencil.
Looking beyond our current situations when things are tough and having a vision of something better is really the only way to move forward.
This is definitely me. I don't like to be idle with complaining. I'm definitely a seeker of solutions.
I leave you with this gorgeous photo of a bouquet of sunflowers set against my journal.
I'm having fun this summer playing in my art journal. Are you finding time to play with your art supplies? What are you up to?
~ Kathryn Costa, Collage Diva