Saturday, March 26, 2016

Peace

I love Face Book, or at least 90% of it anyway. What I love the most is when people band together in a nice way. I'd rather tune out the haters and the Negative Nancies out there, and try to surround myself with the positive people who would rather build you up than tear you down.

Anyway, that's the focus on my page today.
Focusing on the reinforcement and tuning out the Noise.

This is how my Gel Press print looked after the pull. 
I knew this one would be a keeper :)

Now...
I wasn't raised to be confrontational, rather was brought up with this phrase..."Kill them with kindness"...that's what my mother taught me. I'm not good at standing up for myself and hate to associate with people who just seem to like to argue and express anger. 

The more I looked at the figures on this page the more I thought about the "hippy generation" with their peace and love for one another. That we should really try to treat others as we would like to be treated....with love and respect.

When I found this quote it really fit the page...the 2 girls on the right who are facing the same way with their hands folded towards themselves seem to be saying "blah, blah blah...it's all about me and what I feel. Let me shout to the world that I am angry and you should all follow me on the bandwagon." While the girl on the left, facing the other way is holding up a peace sign...saying..."We should all get along, no one has the right to hurt anyones feelings."

But since I can't make everyone love each other or respect other people's feelings I just have to ignore them, take the higher road and pray for them to be nicer, to try and understand that we are all different, we are all unique and if you can't say something nice, just don't say it at all."

Entering my art journal page in:

Carolyn Dubes' - Find your supplies at the Hardware store
( I am looking forward to painting on sandpaper, lol )
and
The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #22 - photo inspiration
( found my inspiration in the colors )


supplies used:
8x10" Gel Press Plate
DecoArt paints
 Dyan Reaveley stencil
honeycomb stencil
Micron and Signo pens
music stamp 

17 comments:

Denise Fletcher said...

I just LOVE what youve done with this! Like the way you have blocked the different colours on the left. Wonderful art work xx

kathleen codyrachel said...

I really really love this! I am with Denise the way you blocked is lovely & as someone who was a hippie in the late 60's & 70's -brings back some fun memories!

Karen in FL said...

Love the concept, the artwork and your personality. It is the exact way I think, feel and live. :)

MisS MiKO said...

Really loving everything you did with this.. the page just totally pops for me!! ALLL the little deets are awesome.. YOU ARE AWESOME!! Happy Easterrr.

Jean said...

So very cool!

Anna said...

What an awesome page! Love your hippie girls!! Boo!to the Naysayers!

Sally Lynn MacDonald-inkyheart said...

Your page is inspiring in every way. Thanks for the positive message too. It resonates so much!! Love it.

Kristi said...

This is what it is all about! ART...Sharing and the creative spirit! Great inspiration!

Miriam Hughes said...

Hey, that lady in the middle is wearing my leggings!!!!

Pam said...

Groovy! Very 60's and so very true! Hope you have a wonderful Easter!
Pam
scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

Cyndi Cesare said...

Sandee.....Love your art and your vibe...From Cyndi (a vegetable-growing, chicken-raising, music loving, art-making, old hippie chick).

Karen Crossen said...

Gelli Print Genius!!! Love this!!! And your sentiment is a perfect start to a Monday morning of a long week ahead!! Thank you so much for playing with us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

Mona Pendleton said...

Fantastic work of art! Love the tun images and colorful background! Thanks for joining along with the MMMC :)

Melanie said...

I just LOVE this! The funk and funky feel is just groovy! :) Thanks for playing along with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge Blog!

Donna B. said...

Awesome art journal page! I love the colors and how you decorated the girls. Thanks so much for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

Astrid Maclean said...

Fabulous project!! I adore the colours you used! Thanks so much for adding it to our challenge at Mixed Media Monthly!

Rachel said...

really beautiful. i love how bright the silhouettes are compared to the muted background. Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

-Rachel
rwkrafts.com