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…

 

 

 

 

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38 Responses to I Consulted My Trusted Advisers

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

  2. Judy Shea says:

    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.

  3. Corrine says:

    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

  4. Dr Queen says:

    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

  5. Linda K says:

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

  6. Kay Wallace says:

    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!

  7. just fab! she is really AMAZING!

  8. Valerie-Jael says:

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

  9. Marji says:

    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!

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

  11. Boo says:

    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.

  12. Kathy Gledsdale says:

    Love it!

  13. Sandra L. says:

    You’re so talented! This blows me away!

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

  15. sharon says:

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

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

  17. LynneP says:

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

  18. 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! :)

  19. Jan L. says:

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

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

  21. Cynthia says:

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

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

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

  24. Morag says:

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

  25. Anne says:

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

  26. Helen says:

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

  27. giggles says:

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

    Hugs Giggles

  28. denthe says:

    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 … ;-)

  29. Faye says:

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

  30. Annabelle says:

    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.

  31. samara says:

    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

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

  33. betsy says:

    Loved seeing the transformation of the page!

  34. Rinda says:

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

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

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

  37. 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 :)