New Landscapes

Sometimes I enjoy just doodling in my art journal.  Today I started with color pencils and watched as my patterns and colors filled my page.  Below is one of my favorite quotes:

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I used to think this quote meant OPENING my eyes where I am now – my world.  Yet, I’m starting to understand that part of the discovery is EXPLORING new things…perhaps with new eyes but more importantly with an OPEN mind.

I decided to fulfill one of  the items on my bucket list this year and attend an art retreat in Oaxaca, Mexico!   I am so excited (a bit nervous too) and yet I am looking forward to new discoveries!  Oh, the colors and patterns I will see and the creative friends I will make!  🙂

Starting this Thursday, Feb 25, I will be taking an almost two week blogging break but I hope to post some photos on Instagram as Art Jill Kuhn.  I have been blogging almost every day for over a year so a little break will be nice – but I will miss all of you, my friends!

Happy Exploring!  🙂

46 responses to “New Landscapes

  1. Jill, love your image and the gorgeous colored designs you created! What a wonderful quote. The Open Mind …. is indeed the crux of the matter! Enjoy your Mexico retreat, have a lovely time 🙂 cheers, Debi

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  2. Oh, that is so exciting Jill! Enjoy, and can’t wait to see what you come back with. And you know I love anything with/about eyes…(K)

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  3. How exciting !!!!!

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  4. Love your artwork and have FUN on your trip! Sounds wonderful! 💜

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  5. Great quote! And enjoy every moment of your trip!

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  6. Enjoy your trip. I love your doodle. I am always amazed at where our minds take us when we give them free rein.

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  7. Having new eyes – and this is wonderful to wake up to. Thanks for the perk this morning. Have a fabulous trip, Jill. An art retreat – oh, can’t wait to see what you do there and bring back with your new eyes.

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  8. Lovely sketch Jill and that quote is awesome!! 💕😃YAY to the retreat!! You’re going to have a blast! That’s awesome!! And yay to a break…though you know I’ll miss you…hehe… I can still stalk you on Instagram though! 😉👍🏻❤️

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  9. Gosh, that is SO exciting about your retreat!! A blogging break is nice; I started the WP blog 3 years ago as a 365-blog and found that I just couldn’t post every day. :} I love how you can freely doodle. ❤ I'm so uptight that I can't doodle loosely very well…it's not even relaxing for me. I have issues…LOL!

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    • Yes, I do enjoy blogging and reading what everyone is up too! But it is nice to take a little break too. 😉 Sometimes, I just start with mark making and it moves into a doodle. I thinks we are all different and that’s what makes art making so fun! Thank you for your good wishes, Teresa! 🙂

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  10. Wonderful quote! And you will come back with so many new ideas and sketches and stuff…I’m already looking forward to your return… have a wonderful time!

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  11. Thank you for the great quote and doodle. Enjoy your break. Too bad I am not on Instagram.

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  12. I can’t think of a more colorful place to do art than Mexico. How exciting!

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  13. Enjoy the journey Jill and you can ignite us all with your new found discoveries. Have a wonderful time.

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  14. Well, have fun! We’ll look forward to hearing all about it, both on Instagram & also in bits and pieces when you get back. Would love it if you would post the link so we can see the info on which retreat you are going to. Living vicariously!

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  15. Wow, Jill, that sounds really awesome! I am sure you will enjoy it and get lots of inspiration from it! Looking forward to see your art and wishing you an inspiring and wonderful retreat. And yes, it is very amazing how you have been blogging and artmaking throughout the last year.

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  16. Have FUN on your trip, Jill! We’ll be thinking about you!

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  17. Oh, this is beautiful, Jill! Thanks for sharing this quote! And have lots of fun on your trip – can´t wait to hear of your discoveries!!! 😊💕

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  18. I hope you will have a marvelous time and I envy the people you will meet! I look forward to a full report! xo Johanna

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