Art Journal – too many people…


Finished the page. It was quick, but fun, and I love it.

I really let the stamps do all the work for me, just adding a tiny bit of Stabilo All and a sweep of the water brush to shade the images.

I had a selection of quotes I collected, not a ton, but I liked them all. I may use them for something else at some point:

Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are. Malcolm Forbes

Too many people miss the silver lining because they are expecting gold. Maurice Setter

Albert Ellis:

Too many people are unaware that it is not outer events or circumstances that will create happiness; rather, it is our perception of events and of ourselves that will create, or uncreate, positive emotions.

For many years now I have had the quaint idea that all humans … are out of their fucking minds.

Too many people are unaware that it is not outer events or circumstances that will create happiness; rather, it is… ourselves….

A couple of the Ellis ones were a lot longer, but I prefer the slightly condensed versions, especially the middle one. When he said it there were 6 million people but now, Goggle says over 7.5 million so cutting that bit out works for me.

I went with Be with people who know your worth. You don’t need too many people to be happy. I have seen it credited to Wiz Khalifa but also listed as uncredited in many places so not sure what to believe. There are so many mis-attributed quotes out there.

I also looked quite critically at those stamps. There really is no way to cut faces and the grid apart. The fine lines criss-cross each other in such a way as to make that impossible. Oh well….

I am still up in the air on what my weekend sharing will look like. I may just opt to take the summer weekends off. It was “Freedom Day” on Monday but it still feels like things could spike again so we are all still being as careful as ever. But getting out to some big open space on Saturdays at least would be lovely. The Hubster and Darling Daughter are back to the long Sunday trip to her disability skating group in Slough, but it is indoors and social distancing with a large group of people that have additional needs can be tricky.

It might be devoted to the Mixed Media Challenges, but they debut on a Sunday, and I realize it’s been a few days since I wrote in my Junk journal so that needs my attention. Just too much that I want to work on and my butterfly mind can’t settle on any one of them….

4 thoughts on “Art Journal – too many people…

  1. Mary Anne, I like your journal spread……I could call it the MANY faces of me!!! LOLOL Like you, I have too many things I want to do and just simply not enough time!! I guess that’s a good thing, otherwise I’d be bored! LOLOL Thanks for stopping by my desk and always leaving a great comment! And YES, WE ALL are GREAT enablers!! Listen, the way I figure it, is that it could be expensive jewelry or some other senseless trinket, but it’s yummy art products! I don’t feel tooooo much guilt! LOLOL You guys take care over there! We are pretty good here and our numbers continue to stay at a low…fingers crossed! Thanks again and blessings! 🙂 Felicia #21

  2. I love your page too… and very appropriate!

  3. Write a list starting two lines down of all that needs to be done prioritising their order of importance.
    In the gap at the beginning write down what you WANT to do.
    Sit and look at it until you feel like action.
    Calms the mind and body!! lol

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