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Glitter and the Emotions of Leaving My Job

Video tutorial on using glitter with a stencil in an art journal page by Carolyn Dube

I am always amazed by how art journaling connects me to my feelings.  Cleaning out part of my studio led me to finding the pink graffiti paper I made long ago.   All the bright colors and foam stamps and drips and splats felt right to me so I quit cleaning and made this…at least I tried to clean…Once I had Sue Pelletier’s Loose Woman in glitter, I started thinking about all the changes that have been happening in my life, especially my job.  So many emotions to process.

That became the scribble journaling exploring all the emotions about leaving my traditional job teaching at a wonderful elementary school for a full-time career in art. So many changes have happened in my world of late and the loose woman covered in glitter pretty much sums it all up.

I am able to live my dream thanks to the support of people like you who read my blog, subscribe to my newsletter, share my videos and posts, friend me on Facebook, follow me on Pinterest, and put up with my novice Tweets.  All that support feeds my creativity in ways I cannot begin to express.  Thank you for all the support every one of  you have shown me because this would not be possible without you!

Click here to watch this on YouTube Using a Stencil with Glitter.


Video tutorial on using glitter with a stencil in an art journal page by Carolyn Dube

You can find Sue Pelletier’s Loose Women over at StencilGirl Products.

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  • Trena in Naperville August 4, 2013, 7:57 pm

    Congratulations Carolyn!! You are my hero Sister!! So happy for you. Wishing you continued success! This technique is a very cool, creative idea!

    Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

  • Pamm Moore-Haley August 4, 2013, 8:39 pm

    Carolyn, You are an Art Goddess, a Mentor to many!
    C = Creative
    A = Artistic
    R = Real, Relevant
    O = Over the Top (with your creative inspiration)
    L = Loving (and Loved)
    Y = YOU (Uniquely YOU!)
    N = Nice (Gosh darn…Nice!)
    And you’re a blessing to me and others! Blessings on this new chapter in your life! <3

    • Carolyn Dube August 8, 2013, 12:42 pm

      Wow! Pamm- I am blown away-thank you so much!

  • Maria McGuire August 4, 2013, 11:08 pm

    You, my friend, are so ready to SOAR!!!! LOVE LOVE how you cut around her and an amazing stencil technique with the glue!!!

  • Lorinda @ Everyday Endeavours August 5, 2013, 1:33 am

    I adore, adore, adore this piece. Not just cuz it’s pink, not just cuz she’s super fabulous, not just cuz she’s glittery but because you’re soaring on to your next adventure! I can’t wait to see where it takes you Carolyn. You are inspiration!! xx

  • Sarah August 5, 2013, 7:52 am

    SOAR is my word for 2013 so this piece really resonates with me. It’s gorgeous work – you really can’t beat a bit of sparkle.

    I’d love you to link this up with me 🙂

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

  • Kirsten Reed August 5, 2013, 8:38 am

    Love, love, love!! Especially love hope the oops becomes the springboard for something better!

  • Loz August 5, 2013, 1:13 pm

    Gorgeous journal page Carolyn. I saw this on MIM..loz

  • Carly Rogers August 5, 2013, 3:08 pm

    I’m loving these colors! And all of the emotion around it. So happy for you!

  • Kay Wallace August 5, 2013, 3:15 pm

    You have had wings for a long time, Carolyn…you are now ready to use them! Congratulations, travel safely!

  • Dara Lynn August 5, 2013, 4:08 pm

    I am going to label you my Pink Goddess!!! I share your change in direction in life… I left the corporate world 3 years ago to stay home and take care of my disabled husband. I do miss some aspects but have totally embraced the direction of my life and the time I can gratefully devote to my marriage and family. Thank you for always doing the video of your process. I always am inspired to move forward 🙂

  • Carol M August 5, 2013, 4:30 pm

    You SOAR girl! Congrats on your change and best wishes for a successful endeavor. I enjoy your videos and process. I know you will succeed.
    I retired 3 years ago and have never looked back. Your first oops is how I feel everyday – freedom. I am able to relax, spend more time with my family, be with my grandchildren and spend more time with my art.
    I found the catalyst tools this weekend at Hobby Lobby. Would never known about them without you. I was a happy camper.

  • Cynthia August 5, 2013, 4:31 pm

    Gorgeous page! I love that loose woman! I love that she is celebrating her freedom to do what makes her happy–just like you!

  • Boo August 5, 2013, 4:42 pm

    Congrats on the new turn in your journey. You are inspire me everything I was one of your videos. I wish you all the best.

  • Claudia Forrest August 5, 2013, 10:54 pm

    You and your work are amazing! Congratulations in this endeavor and God bless!

  • Shirley-Anne August 6, 2013, 1:22 am

    Very unique! Really interesting colour flow and blending . Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday .

  • Jessica Sporn August 6, 2013, 7:38 am

    What a great page and video. I love how your OOPS led to something so amazing that filled you with joy. You are helping many people SOAR my friend. xoxo

  • Paula - Buenos Aires August 6, 2013, 8:28 am

    Soar, my dear! I´m happy to say I follow you on all the social platforms except Pinterest. I´m staying out of that site or you´d never see me again! 😉

  • Vicki Romaine August 7, 2013, 12:09 am

    I just love the Loose Woman all in glitter! This must be how you feel….all glittery and free.
    BTW Have you sent out the August SPARK? If so, when as I never saw it.

    • Carolyn August 7, 2013, 10:16 am

      You haven’t missed it- it will be going out later this month. 🙂

  • Rinda August 7, 2013, 2:08 am

    What a great post – thanks for sharing your love of creativity.

  • Marjie Kemper August 8, 2013, 12:19 pm

    How cool is this? In every way, it makes me smile. Love how she is bounding off the page just like you are fully enjoying every possibility!

  • Yvonne Garner August 9, 2013, 10:49 pm

    You were so ready to leave your job behind and focus on your art. I wish you every success!

  • Nadege R. August 10, 2013, 11:33 pm

    Thank you for inspiring to be free and stepping out the box. I love your Creative work. Thank You!!! Congratulations!!