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Dutch Design Leather, Est 2013

With the Color Of Summer challenges these past weeks, I’ve been limiting my choice of color in my art journals to the colors of the week. I at least tried to do that and because I had several other projects that needed to get finished, I haven’t had time to just go out and play in my journal.

Somehow, last night I urgently felt the need to splurge out in color, because it makes me happy and I needed that.

I didn’t even pull out every color I have in my drawer, but I seriously tried. I found the perfect quote to go with it:

“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm. But to add color to my sunset sky.” – Rabindranath Tagore.

Clouds did float into my life and instead of rain, I made sunshine.

So I guess I am learning.

And I can sleep better knowing that.

I did make a video, which is good I suppose, because I would definitely have forgotten to take progress shots.

But the video takes forever to render and process.

And I wanted to share this now, so I can get it out of my system.

And into the world.

Set it free so to speak.

So you do have a video on the back burner from me and I will post it as soon as I can manage. If possible I will add an update to this post.

edit: after the second time rendering….here’s the video

I hope you like my little splash of color as much as I enjoyed making it. Thank you for watching and I wish you a wonderful weekend.

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37 thoughts on “Add color to my sunset sky – art journal page

  1. I love your explosion of colour Monique, lovely textures too!


  2. Wat moet het heerlijk zijn als je je zo kunt uiten op een moment dat het haast “moet” Monique.
    Een heerlijk gevoels-resultaat!

    goed weekend, Alie 🙂


  3. Faye says:

    You have a lot of wonderful colors in your possession! This is so beautiful.


  4. The colors look great and the quote is wonderful! I love the lips, they are so evocative…


  5. sharon says:

    Wonderful choice of olours, love it.


  6. JansArtyJunk says:

    This is Gorgeous Monique…A Colourful and stunning piece!! Love it!!


  7. I love this! I love how you think. I get it…sometimes nothing feels right until I create and Get. It. Out. !!


  8. Yes, art is magic, and when the muse visits, as yours did here, magic just spills out! Thank you for joining the quote challenge at AIB!


  9. Zafaran says:

    Love the color splurge and how your creativity just took over to make such a beautiful piece of art! Lovely quote too!


  10. Norma Gomez says:

    What a beautiful quote and art journal page. I can totally relate, I found myself reaching for bold colors and patterns in my last canvas.


  11. Jeannette says:

    Wow,this pages is amazing,wonderful colors and texture,love it.

    Greetings Jeannette


  12. Valerie-Jael says:

    Reall wonderful pages, so full of magic – love what you have made! Valerie


  13. Fabulous color and texture going on here. Love it. xox


  14. Kooky Makes says:

    Gorgeous art journal page, you really let all the paint out to party!


  15. Karin says:

    wat een schitterende pagina! mooi dat gezicht en de kleuren zijn heerlijk! Fijn weekend! groetjes Karin


  16. Anne Manda says:

    Beautiful pages, love the colors! ❤


  17. a wonderful and impressive page Monique.. the face is stunning… love it!
    I really enjoyed the video … thnak you!


  18. La Abela says:

    That face has so much character and strength. Saludos


  19. Tracy says:

    Gorgeous colours! I love all the close-ups where you can see all the beautiful textures and tiny bits of colour working together. And what a great quote.


  20. Love all the expression on that face and your fab bold colors.


  21. butterfly says:

    Glorious colour – the painting is beautiful, and the quote is simply wonderful… I'll be back to watch the video soon, when it's not 1am in the morning!
    Alison x


  22. The colour and the painting is just wonderful and that quote is wise and beautiful: you find such amazing words to accompany your art: I am in awe! I am coming back when I have more time to look in detail at the video of your creation. It is so lovely that this exquisite work was a learning experience about so many things. Thank you for sharing it. Julie Ann xx


  23. denthe says:

    Oh, love all the yummy colours on here, and the great quote! It's very interesting to see how you created this piece. Thnx for sharing ♥


  24. Super Monique.
    Heerlijk om naar te kijken.
    Groetjes Janny


  25. Wonderful colors and thoughts! I love to read this wonderful post in this vibrant colors. Happy Weekend and hugs Erika


  26. Kim says:

    Lovely and thoughtful journal spread. HPPF!


  27. Linda says:

    stunning work Monique!!!


  28. Giggles says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE your video and your work!! I too need my fix of color or else….this is wonderful…thanks for sharing!!

    Hugs Giggles


  29. Monique says:

    Thank you all so much for your wonderful comments.


  30. NatashaMay says:

    Wow! I totally adore all the layers on this page. Fabulous!


  31. Dawn says:

    Gorgeous–just love this!


  32. janice smith says:

    What a gorgeous page, Monique. I absolutely love the details…those close up shots are great and I really enjoyed the video! LOVE all that color!


  33. Yes I do like all the color. Wonderful.


  34. Gio says:

    This is truly gorgeous!


  35. Grace Amaury says:

    This pages have such a lovely texture and vibrant colours! Really inspiring! 🙂


  36. Sheer gorgeous lushness – what a delight!


  37. Such a vast array of colors. Gorgeous spread, and the quote is unique. Glad the face came out well in the end; reminds me that I ought to try them more often.


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