On my trip to Oaxaca, Mexico in March, I was inspired by color and patterns. Here is a photo of black pottery on a turquoise background:
I also met many talented ladies in our group and hope I can continue our friendships.
One such friend was Dot. I was amazed by her beautiful handmade art journal that she brought with her and she was really good about creating art in it each day of our trip! 🙂
So I asked if she would make me one! And she said, “Yes!” I was very excited when this beautiful journal arrived in my mailbox in April:
In exchange for this art journal, I made her this bracelet and earrings – we both love the color orange! I had to add a few Oaxaca colors to the mix too:
Many of you may not know that I used to make and sell my handmade jewelry. But I kind of got burnt out on it. I found it frustrating that people didn’t want to pay for all the time and cost I put into a piece. I realize now that I was probably in the wrong market. Anyway, I still have LOTS of beads! So I enjoyed creating this set for my new friend, Dot.
I loved my new journal but I needed an idea to get me started. So when Sharon Mann mentioned on her blog that she was starting a new journal with her daughter and niece using the color turquoise on each page, I asked if I could join in the fun! (Be sure to check out Sharon’s blog if you haven’t already!! She is one very talented lady and a wonderful friend!) I was happy that Sharon agreed that I could join her. 🙂
Here is the first page of my new journal:
Now I’m very excited to fill my pages with art! Sometimes all it takes is one idea to connect the dots and get me started, how about you?
Happy Creating! 🙂