Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Summer Of Color 3, week 6 - Sage and Sepia

The last week of the summer of color allready. Just in time, because next week I will be away on holliday and I won't have time to work in my art journal, let alone write blog posts.

Sage and Sepia are this weeks colors and though I love those colors, I had no clue what I wanted to do. Which, I must admit, does happen quite often.

So I set out to make a journal page, with video again, as I have set this up anyhow and ended up here.


I ran into some trouble while making the video. Or perhaps I should say, I created some trouble, by thoughtlessly deleting some files to make room on the hard drive of the camera.

I tried to recover the files, but somehow my camera wouldn't work with me. After trying to retrieve them for half a day, I decided to relax, take it easy and ingnore the fact that I was missing the beginning of the page. Which for me is quite quick. See, I am learning...


Here are some close-up shots of the page.



I drew her off camera on a piece of packing paper.


I guess I'm still a bit self-concious when the camera is turned on.


I found a beautiful quote, perfect for both the page and me.



"Your mind will answer most questions, if you learn to relax and wait for the answer." - William S. Burroughs.


A wise man and I should listen to him...


Because when I didn't, I got stuck, big time.


Only after relaxing and allowing myself the mistake, I could go on.


I didn't get the files back, but I did finish this page.


I couldn't tell you what I did to this page. Except for what you can see in the video and that I picked a sage leaf in the garden. First to check the color and then to use as a stamp.


I found it very difficult to paint such a tiny face, but I think I did allright and I really love how she turned out.



I love how relaxed she looks in the midst of the chaos around her. She knows how to do it, now I only need to learn to do what she does =).

Thank you all for watching and and if you want to see what others did with the colors Sage and Sepia this week go and check out Kristin's site Twinkle, Twinkle for all their wonderful contributions.

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35 comments:

  1. She looks so relaxed! Beautiful pages and wise words. Have a great holiday.

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  2. Beautiful work, love your pages. You are not the only one who has had problems from deleting files! Valerie

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  3. Gorgeous, I found these colours tricky but you have mastered them so well! Have a lovely holiday.

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  4. what great take on the color combination Monique! AWESOME!

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  5. Very expressive and dense and interesting. And I like the dramatic effect of the strong white lines.

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  6. Stunning..what a gorgeous and dazzling beauty she is..her eyes are deeply soulful and expressive..I love what you did with this color theme..magical..and I also love the closeup photos ..you can really feel the intensity in her eyes..beautiful!
    Victoria

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  7. Gorgeous work! I enjoyed the video. I am not an artist and I admire anyone who can actually dray a face/figure!!

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  8. such a lovely piece
    wishing you a wonderful time doodling and being
    on your vacation

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  9. Loved the video. Wonderful contribution to SOC.:)

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  10. fabulous SOC pages!! They're so filled with depth and layers-thanks so much for the vid and the close ups. Enjoy your holiday!

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  11. Great page! Beautiful use of sage and sepia, and I love all the layers.

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  12. Fabulous pages...your lady is beautiful..you did a wonderful job with this colour combo Monique :)

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  13. Love love love love it! :D

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  14. OOoh she Looks sooo Beautiful, i looove,looove her eyes,she is looking dreaming,and the colors are so wonderful,love your pages to much.
    wish you a wonderful holidays,we have to holidays,and iam traveling to danmark for two weeks.


    Greetings Jeannette

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  15. She's beautiful, daydreaming there... what a wonderful page spread, Monique.
    Alison x

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  16. She's beautiful, love her eyes. Great quote too.

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  17. This is a beautiful piece in sage and sepia.

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  18. Beautiful pages, she is a lovely looking girl :). LOVE your vintage colors so much, they almost looked like a spell book!. LOVE!!

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  19. Love this journalpage. The colours look well together.

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  20. Lovely relaxing page with rich deep colours, great finish to the SOC series. Thanks for visiting my owl. BJ

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  21. It never occurred to me to use some of my sage as a stamp. You were so wise. And if my handwriting looked as good as yours, I assure you, I'd be relaxed! You did a phenomenal job on this journal spread.

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  22. Monique...lovely journal pages. Your background is really striking with all of the different random little stamps and swipes of color. I like your sentiment and your girl that you've added is so pretty. These really are more than journal pages...they are little works of art! Thanks for sharing your work with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

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  23. Hi Monique, your journal,pages are gorgeous, love all the added elements in the background, so many wonderful layers of interest and the colours are particularly striking. The focal image is fantastic and sits beautifully against your backdrop. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

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  24. WOW!!! She is beautiful! Love her laying position! The texture is fab too! Great bumpy way to a fix the wording! Thanks for going green with us this week here at Simon Says Stamp & Show!

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  25. Oh wow!!! Such amazing and gorgeous pages! I absolutely love all of the textures and the mood you portrayed here! You used this week's colors beautifully!! And your video is great, too. Thank you so much for sharing it with all of us!!!!

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  26. Wonderful textures, Monique! The layers are beautiful!

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  27. Love this spread, so many gorgeous layers and the texture is stunning. Love the close up shots. :) Great use of this week's colours. :)

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  28. Beautiful journal page! Your lady is lovely!

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  29. Wonderful Journal page....love the colors and dreamy face! Wonderful details too!

    Hugs Giggles

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  30. Fabulous color combination! :)

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  31. Your page is more than wonderful and this is great: She knows how to do it, now I only need to learn to do what she does =).
    I want to learn this as well....
    Best Beate

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