Friday, January 6, 2017

First Quarter - Waxing Moon

Each phase of the Moon resonates with 
magical significance and astrological meaning.

The First Quarter Moon - Action

Take your projects out there and do something practical about those decisions or wishes you made when the Moon was new.  It provides a burst of energy and forward moving strength and power that you can tap into. Our plans, dreams and ideas are growing and this is a great period to focus on anything which you would like to deepen, grow and commit to. During this time, remember to keep soldiering forward, despite any fears, emotions or doubts that might get in your way. Turn around any emotional energy into creative passion so that you can get things done and finish goals.
Close up pictures are essential because there are so many layers upon layers of color and texture. This is the moon, isn't it gorgeous?

 I used a skewer to both drag paint onto the page and to scribble lines through the paint while it was still wet. Just crushing on all this texture in the stem of the mushroom.

Are you interested in learning about the moon's phases and how we can learn to use them to our advantage? Well, I am exploring the moons for 2017, at the end of the year I'll look back and see how it did...or didn't affect me.
Want to join me?

And on a fun note, I got an Honorable Mention over on The Mixed Monthly Challenge blog for my Christmas mermaid. Nice way to start the year off :)


Ineke said...

Beautiful page! Love the colours and randomness of the "print" of the moon!

My name is Erika. said...

Loving your Christmas mermaid and I really like the moon story and the page you made about it. I never heard anything about how the other phases (other than full moon that is) effect things, so I enjoyed this. Thanks Sandee for joining us here at AJJ :) Erika

My name is Erika. said...

I also went through and was looking at all your moon art. VERY cool.

froebelsternchen said...

Hello from Art Journal Joureny!
Welcome to our Challenge!
Great pages - I love your fabulous "waxing moon" page - it's just gorgeous!
oxo Susi

Jean said...

Love your moon! Such gorgeous colors!

Linda Kunsman said...

LOVE your moon art-and yes, the detail photos really capture all the yummy colors and textures. Happy PPF and a happy New Year too!

Sue (this n that) said...

Hi Sandee, again I love your moon art and your words have got me all charged up and inspired to get cracking on some more painting. I make cards for family and am behind... birthdays are looming so, thankyou :D)
Those closeups are fascinating to see and to read about your method.
Your mermaid is delightful... beautifully festive and colourful. Cheers now!

thimbles said...

Knew the phases of moon affected us but not how. Lovely journal page. Now I am off to join the fb page. Thanks, Virginia

Valerie-Jael said...

Hi Sandee, nice to see you joining in our Art Journal Journey challenge with your beautiful moon page. Hugs, Valerie
And happy PPF!

DVArtist said...

Congratulations Sandee. I just love your pages. Have a very nice weekend.

DVArtist said...

Hi again. I can't find an email address for you. Can you please email me beadwright (AT) g mail dot com Thanks I have some questions about where you live in NC. Thanks Nicole

Little Artbee said...

I love Lady Moon and mushrooms too. So I love your very good made Painting also much. Wonderful textures and colors. Great artwork!
Dear Greetings

peggy gatto said...

what amazing colors, beautiful pages1 Great beginning to a new year of creating!!!

Giggles said...

Wonderful moon art love the colours too!! Adorable mermaid well worth the recognition too! Congratulations!

Hugs Giggles