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I Need to Be Careful What I Wish For…


I need to be careful what I wish for…I kept meaning to make more time to draw but always grabbed the paints instead.  But thanks to this pesky broken ankle, I have more time for drawing as I am far less mobile than I want to be.

The art journal page started with what I had available, a black pen, Gelatos, and watercolor pens.  After all, the best art supplies are the ones within arms reach!

Sitting around thinking has led to lots of scribble journaling, as there are ample emotions to process right now.


Since pens are always within reach, a pen easily stenciled the title of this page using Mary C. Nasser’s Let’s Go 2 stencil.


The background colors have a wonderful shimmer and shine to them, but of course, the camera didn’t do the Colorshift paints by Plaid justice.

All the white space that remained surprised me.  The thought to add color there crossed my mind but clearly, I didn’t do it. Hmm…wonder what other surprises the muse has in store for me on this journey!cathedral-art-journal-page-carolyn-dube-5

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  • Denise Spillane March 3, 2017, 3:21 pm

    Carolyn, I am glad you are arting through the setback. I love your attitude. Just another oops, right? The page is beautiful. Can’t wait to see what your muse brings next!

  • Mary C. Nasser March 3, 2017, 3:32 pm

    I love what you are creating, and hope you are feeling better soon!
    You are such an inspiration to us…still making art despite your broken ankle.

  • Louise March 3, 2017, 6:07 pm

    I am amazed at all u do through this recovery time..your art is inspiring.
    I look forward to seeing what you will do next.

  • Jean Marmo March 4, 2017, 9:05 am

    That is just beautiful! Sometimes an unintended change is just what we need,

  • Gerrie Johnnic March 4, 2017, 10:15 am

    Who is this Carolyn that colors within the lines! Very interesting side…I like it! lol-will she ever show up again? Hope you don’t mind the jest.

  • Linda March 4, 2017, 3:56 pm

    I somehow missed you broke your ankle. Sorry to hear that. Best wishes for a speedy recovery 🙂

  • Corrine March 5, 2017, 4:02 pm

    Go girl and I could see a bit of that shimmer. Glowing like you. Feel better and heal well. xox

  • Sheila B March 8, 2017, 12:08 pm

    I, too, have been in a boot? Mine is a skin graft, and they wanted me to keep it immobile. My art supplies are downstairs, I’m up!! One day was all I could stand. My husband had to bring me a cart, and fill it up for me. I couldn’t stand to sit idle without doing some kind of art work!!! Oh, the opportunities! But, am limited on what I can make. Better than nothing. So, I feel your frustration, not your pain!! Be careful what we wish for. Best of luck to you. My boot comes off today, after only 2 weeks. I’ll be thinking bout cha?

  • Judith Clarke March 8, 2017, 9:01 pm

    Carolyn, I am so glad to hear about your mending. I love what you have been doing. “On a journey” is beautiful and I am impressed by your white space. Keep on doing what you are, but don’t tire yourself too much. Hug!

  • Mary Turk March 9, 2017, 7:40 am

    Carolyn, so sorry to hear about your foot. It’s no fun being immobilized, even a little bit, let alone a bad fracture like yours. Please know that you bring such pleasure to everyone because of your wonderful personality and fabulous talent. We have all learned so much from you. Hope the healing goes smoothly.

  • Lisa March 10, 2017, 11:30 am

    Carolyn, I love your posts. The world is a better place because you are in it. I look forward, always, to see what you’ve oops’d 🙂 Created.