Allow yourself to feel the wonder, to drink in the beauty and to experience the special time and place where you are. - Ralph Marston
For this week’s prompt, think of places you love. Maybe it is the library, your home, the kitchen, a garden, the place where you create, a travel destination or being surrounded with family or friends. Maybe your place is imaginary. Think of things you enjoy that are related to places and spaces in your life – or maybe a place you wish existed.
So this is what I came up with.
I think it's pretty easy to tell what my "Somewhere, a Simple Place" is but just in case I'll explain. I love to be outdoors in nature. Here's a quote from the journaling I did in the "grassy" area on the left page.
"I love being in God's creation, riding my horse. Feeling the wind on my face, feeling the movement of his rhythmic gait. Feeling as though I don't have a care in the world and in that moment...I don't. It is in that moment I am aware of God's presence. Feel His delight in me that I appreciate the works of His hands."
I began with using my Tim Holtz Distress Inks as water colors to create a base of color upon which to build. Then I used my Faber-Castell Big Brush pens to create the "grass". The girl, horse and sentiment are a Phyllis Harris stamp by Unity called "and for a Moment. I stamped and colored with my Copic markers. I chose to color the horse in the likeness of my new horse Diamond.
I also love to watch sunsets. I drew the sun and rays with pencil then colored in with Viva Decor 3D stamp paint "gold". It is very shimmery although the picture doesn't show that.
The statement "No Place I'd Rather Be" actually came from a song we sing a church currently. Then a wrote the lyrics of another song I loved from the 90's written by Don Moen called "I Just Want To Be Where You Are".
Using my Faber Castell Big Brush pens I made musical notes in between the sun rays.
Our prompt for the week also came with a couple techniques to use but I chose to do my own thing and just used the theme. I was pleased for the most part. This is still all so foreign to me. I don't have any idea what I'm doing but it's fun all the same.
I also did a little more with my front cover.
I don't know if I can stick it out for "52" weeks but I'm going to try. Hope you enjoy following my journey with me.
Have a good one!