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The People We Meet

Day 3 of AEDM!  This journal page represents all the people we meet on our journeys.  There is an abundance of people who guide us on our paths and I was feeling very grateful for each one by the time I finished this page.

After taking Diana Trout’s class I decided to try my hand at using only 3 colors in a journal page.  As I mixed colors I filled in a square on my journal page.  The meaning, purpose, or story of this page had not revealed itself to me yet.  Fancy way of saying, “No idea where this is going.”







I found myself over thinking what to do at this point so I just drew the squares with a Sharpie and punched out the leaves.  I hadn’t glued the leaves down yet because I wasn’t sure if I wanted them centered or off center.





I started cutting up vintage photos and then the meaning of this page was revealed to me – the people I have met along my journey.

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  • Cowgirl Red November 3, 2011, 7:47 am

    This is so wonderful. It needs to be in a frame on the wall. Xoxo. Terah

  • Cynthia November 3, 2011, 7:51 am

    Really beautiful page! I love how the use of only 3 colors resulted in so many variations. And the journaling around the squares is so cool!!

  • Pop Art Minis - Joni November 3, 2011, 8:46 am

    Awesome journal page…love the idea of adding the vintage photos!

  • Carol November 3, 2011, 9:28 am

    This so awesome, creative and great visual memories! Wow! ~thanks, namaste, Carol (Share the Creative Journey) Happy CED ^_^

  • Julie November 3, 2011, 10:14 am

    Wow – I just adore this!

  • amanda jolley November 3, 2011, 10:34 am

    Those 3 colors really caused the whole page to be united. I love what you did with it!

  • Daniele Valois November 3, 2011, 11:02 am

    Love this!

  • Debi Minter November 3, 2011, 11:13 am

    LOVE love love LOVE your grid. I just started my first grid and am trying to think of meaningful images to put into it. This is wonderful! Yea for day #3!

    😉 Debi

  • AJ November 3, 2011, 4:32 pm

    Carolyn this is a truly beatiful page, I love the photographs, it’s obvious they are all special people.
    Big love
    AJ 🙂

  • Judy Hartman November 3, 2011, 5:23 pm

    I really love this, and appreciate your sharing of the technique you used. It really is a lesson that the meaning of the piece revealed itself to you as your artwork progressed.

  • Tracey Fletcher King November 3, 2011, 5:47 pm

    this is a great page and I love it when you get such great results when you heaven’t planned it out…xx

  • Rita McGregor November 3, 2011, 5:49 pm

    Only three colors–wow! Love the grid and how cheery this turned out filled with people you love. 🙂

  • Lori - What Remains Now November 3, 2011, 6:37 pm

    Thank you for visiting my blog, Carolyn. This is amazing. So striking. It has both a modern and a vintage feel. I love it.

  • Carol Samsel November 3, 2011, 7:00 pm

    That is so cool!!! It would look great framed 🙂

  • Michelle November 3, 2011, 7:38 pm

    Love the revealing. Happy AEDM :).
    Stay inspired!

  • Kristin Van Valkenburgh November 3, 2011, 9:34 pm

    What a wonderful blog! I LOVE seeing what you’ve done here and in your classes and LOVE all that beautiful color you’re using – thank you for the inspiration, xo

  • Debbie November 5, 2011, 11:33 am

    This is so nice! I think this idea has many possibilities beyond a journal page, and would make lovely gifts. A limited palette is often a good idea, even though it’s hard to do. The results are great here!