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I Consulted My Trusted Advisers

Step by step art journal page by Carolyn Dube using stencils by Sue Pelletier, Julie Balzer, and Ronda Palazzari

I have been struggling with a big decision with the pro and con lists feeling equal.  So, I turned to my most trusted  advisers, paint and stencils to see what answers emerged.

Step by step art journal page by Carolyn Dube using stencils by Sue Pelletier, Julie Balzer, and Ronda Palazzari

 

This started as a page used to clean off Sue Pelletier’s Loose Woman stencil  when it was drenched in spray inks.

 

 

 

 

 

Step by step art journal page by Carolyn Dube using stencils by Sue Pelletier, Julie Balzer, and Ronda Palazzari

 

Oil pastels gave her some color.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step by step art journal page by Carolyn Dube using stencils by Sue Pelletier, Julie Balzer, and Ronda Palazzari

 

Layer after layer of scribble writing in colored pencils as I tried to sort out my big decision all out in my head.

 

 

 

 

 

Step by step art journal page by Carolyn Dube using stencils by Sue Pelletier, Julie Balzer, and Ronda Palazzari

 

A layer of paint covers up my writing and her personality is really starting to show.

 

 

 

 

 

Step by step art journal page by Carolyn Dube using stencils by Sue Pelletier, Julie Balzer, and Ronda Palazzari

 

Julie Balzer’s Poppies stencil and Ronda Palazzari’s Quatrefoil combined to make the garden that brightens her life.

 

 

 

 

 

Step by step art journal page by Carolyn Dube using stencils by Sue Pelletier, Julie Balzer, and Ronda Palazzari

 

Some found book text- I trusted what popped out to me as I skimmed the book- and it gave me my answer…and a clue that I need a new camera since the old one has been malfunctioning…

 

 

 

 

 

Step by step art journal page by Carolyn Dube using stencils by Sue Pelletier, Julie Balzer, and Ronda Palazzari

 

She has spoken and now I know what path to take.  In the next few months I’ll be able to share the details…

 

 

 

 

Linking up with Art Journal Every DayPaint Party Friday, Simon Says Stamp and Show (color) and Creative Every Day.

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  • Jessica Sporn April 26, 2013, 8:17 am

    Breathtaking Carolyn. Love how this emerged and am so intrigued….

  • Judy Shea April 26, 2013, 8:27 am

    What a woman… the both of you. She is standing tall… “look at me”.. Love it. Ooooo more things to come from Carolyn.. can’t wait.

  • Corrine April 26, 2013, 8:44 am

    It’s amazing how making your fabulous art can clear the cobwebs of indecision and shine forth the simple answer you knew in your heart all along. xox

  • Dr Queen April 26, 2013, 9:11 am

    I loved seeing how this spectacular piece evolved. And YES I love the ‘brain dump” technique too. Will be looking forward to your new direction. Enjoy! LOC

  • Linda K April 26, 2013, 9:17 am

    I love how your fantastic page transpired and helped you sort things out! Looking forward to hearing your exciting new news :)

  • Kay Wallace April 26, 2013, 9:40 am

    Loved watching this spirited Ms. bloom in your hands, Carolyn! A bit of maturity, a bit of flare, and a whole lot of attitude! Bravo!

  • froebelsternchen April 26, 2013, 10:01 am

    just fab! she is really AMAZING!

  • Dawn Jones April 26, 2013, 10:08 am

    Fabulous!!

  • Valerie-Jael April 26, 2013, 11:21 am

    Your lady looks fab, love her sympathetic figure, too! Valerie

  • Marji April 26, 2013, 1:12 pm

    Yay for taking chances! I’m looking forward to hear how it all unfolds for you – I love that its like she has beautiful pink wings to carry her toward new destinations. Really love this one!

  • Mary C. Nasser April 26, 2013, 1:43 pm

    Love your use of analogous colors…and the solution you found in the process of painting!!
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

  • Boo April 26, 2013, 2:57 pm

    Carolyn,
    She is wonderful. She is so happy, proud and free. I love how art and calm us and help us see clearly. Good luck with your new direction.

  • Kathy Gledsdale April 26, 2013, 2:58 pm

    Love it!

  • Sandra L. April 26, 2013, 3:03 pm

    You’re so talented! This blows me away!

  • Anita Houston April 26, 2013, 4:11 pm

    You go girl! Glad she gave the right advise! I love the flowers on here…very cool! Great piece!

  • sharon April 26, 2013, 4:56 pm

    She looks set to take off, wonderful how art can give us the answers.

  • artmusedog and Carol April 26, 2013, 5:14 pm

    How intriquing and so creative with your dazzling color signature ~ ^_^

  • LynneP April 26, 2013, 6:21 pm

    Really enjoyed seeing this artistic journey to find your true answer. Will look forward to reading what you figured out in future posts.

  • Rita McGregor April 26, 2013, 6:57 pm

    That is so cool how you can use art to help you sort things out. I have always used writing, but maybe I’ll have to give your combination of art and writing a go sometime. Love her energy! :)

  • Jan L. April 26, 2013, 7:35 pm

    Thanks for sharing your process….it is always amazing what emerges when we get “into” our art. She is a very dynamic woman!

  • Rhonda H (rhoz) April 26, 2013, 8:01 pm

    Wonderful! Love how you did the girl! Great colors!!

  • Cynthia April 26, 2013, 8:10 pm

    Oh wow! LOVE your Loose Woman!! She made me laugh–but she sure is gorgeous!!!

  • lynn richards April 26, 2013, 9:42 pm

    I love this!!! I’ll be excited to hear about your decision.
    xo
    lynn

  • sandra sherman April 27, 2013, 3:15 am

    How lovely to see your painting emerge from the stencil! Thank you for sharing

  • Morag April 27, 2013, 3:16 am

    Lovely and bright, loads of energy, That pink really sings!

  • Anne April 27, 2013, 4:40 am

    Wow, awesome technique to get answers – from subconscious I suppose… Very energetic and blooming, but very intriguing… :)

  • Helen April 27, 2013, 4:49 am

    Love the way this artwork took shape. Who needs therapy when you have Art? Helen x

  • giggles April 27, 2013, 7:27 am

    Love your buxom character and can’t wait to hear more about your endeavors!

    Hugs Giggles

  • denthe April 27, 2013, 9:21 am

    Interesting how your art has made it possible for you to take a decision. I’m a bit curious now as to what it is … ;-)

  • Faye April 27, 2013, 9:50 am

    Carolyn, I loved watching how you got to the finished art. Beautiful.

  • Annabelle April 27, 2013, 10:32 am

    Curious as well to see what you have decided through this lovely happy gal….you must be very excited, at least that’s the vibe I get from it : ) Thanks for sharing.

  • samara April 28, 2013, 7:40 am

    carolyn, it is very interesting i come here from cj’s site. the pros and cons list. i just said to cj how much i admire a true and authentic artiste who can admit the vulnerability of posting work that they are not sure of, that they may not like, that the pro’s and con’s are not an absolute. and here you are! another authentic artiste. though your gal did emerge, i love how you started out in your post. it is true authenticity of the artiste that i am drawn to – many of us can do the art – it is the person behind the art that is the true art on the continuum of the piece we show that impresses me the most…the authenticity of the composition, and not separating us from it. your gal is truly beautiful and free and inspirational, as is your post and “you.”! {heart} Happy Balzering Week. Samara

  • Anita Houston April 28, 2013, 2:06 pm

    And….Thanks for sharing your true colors with us this week here at Simon Says Stamp & Show!

  • betsy April 28, 2013, 6:53 pm

    Loved seeing the transformation of the page!

  • Rinda April 28, 2013, 9:44 pm

    Very cool! I love how art has the ability to clear my mind.
    Rinda

  • Lorinda @ Everyday Endeavours April 29, 2013, 12:29 pm

    She’s delightful Carolyn! A wise woman knows to listen to her Advisers. I’m glad they brought you the answer you needed xx

  • Marjie Kemper April 30, 2013, 9:22 am

    I love the way she emerged from that clean-up. And what a great message the words are… yahooo to your Advisers!

  • Maria McGuire May 2, 2013, 12:21 am

    I LOVE her! I think the addition of the other two stencils is a perfect match for her. YES, your advisers were correct–you made the right decision :)