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Thursday, May 2, 2013

Starry, Starry Night...

So how does one go about starting a blog post when it's been nearly a month since last one blogged? Does one apologize, or just jump right in and start sharing? I'm never quite sure. So hey, check this out:

I've been wanting to do this for ages, and I finally took the leap! I started my very own art journal. YAY!! Since my creative juices have been... uh... dried up lately (!) I decided to get out my beloved Studio Paints and just play. This isn't exactly being creative since it's a big ol' Van Gogh copy. But boy does it make me happy. I decided to add a little cobbled bike path at the bottom corner as well as a Studio Calico veneer bicycle on that path. The words are from a Dylusions set - I figure believing I will one day ride my bike under a Van Gogh-esque Starry Night sky is rather absurd. So why not believe it could happen? :-)

I think glitter and sequins make anything better so of course I had to add them too. The yummy royal blue sequins are from i {heart} papers.

I had this method for recreating a Van Gogh fresh in my brain because a couple weekends ago I went to one of those we'll give you step by step for painting a canvas, you bring your own wine places with a few friends. It was great fun, and the canvas that night was, you guessed it, Starry Night.

Have I mentioned this is my very favorite painting on the planet? Ah yes, I have. :-)

So now you've seen my very first foray into the world of art journaling. I plan to learn lots of fun ways to add texture and layer paints and inks and whatnot, but I am happy with this foot in the door...

Thanks for stopping by,


  1. Think is absolutely stunning! Gorgeous work.

  2. Fabulous work Libby - I am still toying with the idea of an art journal.

  3. This is lovely I recognised it straight away. It sounds like a perfect evening of creating xx

  4. This is gorgeous Libby! Inspires me to start an art journal!

  5. A.W.E.S.O.M.E. And, never apologize for lack of blogging; I most admire people who blog without obligation>




  6. This is jaw droppingly stunning Libby!!!!!

  7. Wonderful page Libby !!! Love the original paint too, Van Gogh is one of my fav painters ! Coco xx


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