Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Time - for Challenges

This quote by Alice Morse Earle has always resonated with me and I thought it appropriate for the beginning of 2017.

"The clock is running. Make the most of today.
Time waits for no man. Yesterday is history. 
Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. 
That's why it is called the present"

The piece began with a tissue rainbow (for "Try it On Tuesday"),
and I added old family photos that tell my story along the centre. (for "Art Journal Journey")
and finally added stencils of hearts and a dandelion. (for Mixed Media Monthgly Challenge")

Now I have a constant reminder to live each day fully and not worry about past or future.
Carpe Diem - seize the day!

Linking with:

Try it on Tuesday

And of course, I have to link with WOYWW - the weekly challenge hosted by Julia Dunnit at "Stamping Ground" - where we are encouraged to share what we are working on and the state of our work spaces.
Here's my art table downstairs right after I finished with the stencils and had yet to fully clean up:

what it looked like from the door

and from in front


chrissie said...

A terrific journal page and a great way to use the tissue

Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesday

Love Chrissie xx

Julia Dunnit said...

Your desk looks incredibly welcoming and inspiring! the piece is bigger than I first thought, it's really great!

crafty creations said...

A brilliant page Beverley - love the colours and the way you have used the tissue - desk looks brilliant to just ready for all the inkiness

xx Hilda

glitterandglue said...

Happy New Year. Now there's a desk that would get the creative juices flowing!! lots of things to peep at. Your page is lovely, a good reminder to us all at the beginning of the new year.
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #4

Stacy Sheldon said...

Oooh so much fun stuff to poke around through on your desk, I love the explosion of fun colors :)
Happy New Year! & thanks for the earlier visit, ~Stacy #41

Donna B. said...

Super fun journal page! Thanks so much for playing at the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

Meggymay said...

Its a great way to use the tissue and its a fantastic journal page. Thank you for joining us at TioT's.

okienurse said...

great looking desk and that journal page is awesome! Happy New Year! Vickie #12

froebelsternchen Susi said...

A fantastic journal page. Thank you for joining us at TioT's.

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I love your colorful page and sentiment. The family photographs make it so personal and enhance the meaning of a "present" in our lives. Happy belated WOYWW!

Lucyna Marynowska said...

What a fabulous page! Love every single detail!
Thanks for joining us in the fun over at TioT this time!

Lynne Forsythe said...

what a GREAT QUOTE and journal page too!! Thank you for joining along with The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.