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Where Will These Doorways Lead Me?

Art journaling inspired by leftover scraps by Carolyn Dube Art journaling inspired by leftover scraps by Carolyn Dube

The idea of doorways was stuck in my head the moment I saw these scraps. I became fixated on them the same way a song gets stuck in my head. Little did I know what these treasured leftovers would get me thinking about.

Once the bits, gel printed using my Arched Aqueducts stencil, were glued down on the page, all that open area became just the space needed for some journaling. Lots of journaling it turned out.

Art journaling inspired by leftover scraps by Carolyn Dube

My latest, and so far greatest it feels, O.O.P.S. is a broken ankle. Every mistake is an opportunity, after all O.O.P.S. stands for Outstanding Opportunity Presenting Suddenly. I must confess, I needed the muse to remind me of the opportunities in it today.

As I scribble journaled, I realized how much this whole event has changed me. I am getting a new perspective on patience. I am seeing the world from a very different view. I am learning to be more mindful and being grateful for the little things that mean so much.

My life is a compilation of all the doorways I have walked through quote by Carolyn Dube

The stenciled word Life, using my Dance of This Life stencil, is there to remind me that my life is a compilation of all the doorways I have walked through…or fallen through.

Art journaling inspired by leftover scraps by Carolyn Dube

With a shifting mood, it seemed only fitting to use a paint called Color Shift by Plaid to add some much needed color the page.

Art journaling inspired by leftover scraps by Carolyn Dube

Now that I have gotten the ideas of doorways out of my head, it’s time to look at the pile of scraps again to see where the muse is taking me next.

Art journaling inspired by leftover scraps by Carolyn Dube
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  • MamaRose March 10, 2017, 11:49 am

    I love this “prettything”; it resonated with me as I realized I was looking at doors. That was before I read anything. I have been through so many of them and learned so much, good and bad, that it would be hard to distinguish one door from another. Once I realized what I was looking at and feeling, I knew I had to add something about doors to my next journal page. Thank you so much for sharing this with me.

  • Jean Marmo March 10, 2017, 4:01 pm

    I love doors and this is a wonderful piece!

  • Corrine March 12, 2017, 5:50 pm

    I really like this page, the background writing only serves to make those doorway seem 3-D. Very cool. xox