Definition: Aggregate is a collection of items that are gathered together to form a total quantity.

The fleeting moments of knowledge in which we discover our existence are facts that can be committed to memory. We can enlarge this aggregate memory and refashion it as we go through a lifetime. By saving these memories on paper and reconstructing the images of our lives. We see the art of our lives unfolding before us.

Face the brilliance of your most wonderful creations and dwell on your dreams.
I believe in teaching, the sharing of ideas and playfulness of creating.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy Happy New Year!!

Hello Creatives..... Happy Hump Day.

Also Happy New Year to you-!!
Today- I have a journal tutorial using Koi Watercolors and Pitt pens. This is an easy way to get color onto a page. And if you can draw circles you can do this.
Sometimes I want to doodle just as I am out of bed, first thing in the morning. Yet- I am just wanting to get my hand and brain into drawing. This is a great creative exercise to get things going without a whole lot of thought.
Here is what you will need:
Step 1: Using the water brush in the Koi kit add some color onto the journal page. I like to have some white spaces in my water colors, I call this sparkle. Don't forget your sparkle.
Step 2: Use the white pen and add circles in area. Then use Pitt Pens and do the same.
Step 3: Trim off the frayed paper edge.
Step 4: Practice the lettering that you would like to use. The sentiment that I chose to use was, "She turned her can'ts into cans, and her dreams into plans..."
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Step 5: Draw lines and spacing to the side of journal page in pencil. Draw sentiment in pencil then trace in Pitt pens, erase the pencil lines.
Step 6: Cut black card stock 1/4" larger than your journal page, corner punch both journal page and black card stock.
Step 7: Adhere the journal page to the black card stock, then adhere inside your journal.
My wish to you for the New Year is that you will take the time to Dwell on your Dreams.
Be well.
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  1. Great art, as usual ! Happy new year Sarinda !
    Corrie x

  2. No one wants to create a crappy journal page in a bound journal, but once begun, you are stuck....or are you? The idea of creating your art *outside* your journal, then adhering it to your bound journal page is absolutely brilliant! Thanks so much for this great tutorial, Sarinda. You have just taken the fear out of creating in my "special" journal!! Thanks, too, for the list of supplies needed. This helps more than you might guess! Happy New Year, my friend!

    1. Thanks Kay... My journal has both kinds of pages...!!! I sometimes need to get an idea down or ramblings/streams of thoughts out so that I can recreate the vision in my mind's eye at a later date. These may not be as pretty to look at however- they are of great importance to me in future creations.I will post some images of those as well. ;D Happy New Year to you too, Darling. Sarinda

  3. Fun!!!!!!!!!!! And I really like that quote!!