…good enough

while clearing out some old catalogs I came across the image of a chair in front of the window and a lady in her flowing turquoise dress…

the words “I AM GOOD ENOUGH” have been pinned to my inspiration board for a very long time…

the images and words came together nicely for this spread…

a piece of coral ruffled fabric on my work table added nice texture and interest to my pages…

along with rub ons …

some liquid pencil, acrylic paint and inks…

a little rubber stamping and black and white doodle pen accents…

thanks to Sandy in Germany for the butterfly inspiration

I have been playing in this Funk & Wagnalls Encyclopedia made into an art journal since March of 2009

there is a little more room to go until my journal is filled…

here are some of my pages…

if you click on one and keep clicking it will take you to the next and the next…

it is fun to see most of my pages in one spot here instead of scattered on various blog posts…

also want to share this  from StoryPeople

“Awakening”

“In those days,
we finally chose
to walk like giants
& hold the world
in arms grown strong with love
& there may be many things we forget
in the days to come,
but this will not be one of them.” ~StoryPeople

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37 responses to “…good enough

  1. O M G sweetie your journals rock.
    So wonderful details on it. Very inspiring for my journal. Thanks Patty for your kind words. xoxo

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  2. gosh your journal is just stunning Patty, lovely pages to look back on….

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  3. Patty; your journal pages are so beautiful and expressive. I love your recent pages with your post here; the curtains are a marvelous touch and the whole spread just speaks to me.

    How do you like Liquid Pencil? Did you use as paint or stamp with? I just picked some up at our art store and am anxious to give it a try. Have a lovely day today! xxoo

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  4. Thank you all

    Marilyn ~ I used the Derivan Liquid Pencil for shading in larger sections…still more playing to be done with it 🙂
    oxo

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  5. Awesome journal pages. More to envy… 🙂

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  6. Patti, Your journal is just incredible!!

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  7. How wonderful your journal is and lots of stunning ideas and work. You should join in with my monthly journal challenge, I would love to have you play along ;0) I hope you have time to come and have a look. It would be a joy to have you. Dawn xx

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  8. Love your journal pages! What an ambitious challenge… to fill and encyclopedia!

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  9. I had never heard of Liquid Pencil, so it was great that you shared a link. Your latest entry in this book is equally stunning. It is great to see all the pages in one spot. Really love looking back on art at times. It keeps us balanced and in focus, while showing where we’ve been.

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  10. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!!!! The StoryPeople poem is just wonderful, too. Bravo on such an amazing journal!

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  11. Your journal is absolutely fantastic! So creative and fun. Thanks for sharing and inspiring! Hope your day is great. Tammy

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  12. That’s an awesome body of work… well done!!!

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  13. I really love looking at your pages! They are so inspirational! Now if only I could come up with something so magnificant!

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  14. You are amazing!
    You are an inspiration!

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  15. you are prolific!

    i adore how the chair is peeking out from the drape of the curtains.

    thanks for the inspiration patty. i didn’t realize your journal was an encyclopedia!

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  16. I wish you a lovely weekend too sweetie xoxo.

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  17. this journal is a treasure BEYOND words!! it really was a good idea to showcase them here as a collection!! WOW!!
    have a great weekend, patty!

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  18. Your pages are beautiful and have really put me in the mood to create, but I think the boss might object 🙂

    I hope I still feel creative tonight.

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  19. Wow, dear Patty, your journal pages are stunning, love them all.

    Have a great weekend

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  20. Wow Patty, it’s indeed great to see all the pages in one post! They all are kinda ‘blue-ish’ (which made me think it might be fun to make a ‘blue art journal’ myself… or maybe more a ‘blues’ art journal? Aah… you’ve got some wheels turning inside my brain!) Every one of your pages is awesome and special in it’s own way. Awesome, my dear, awesome!!!

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  21. gorgeous journal pages!

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  22. and you are WAY MORE than good enough!

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  23. What a great set of pages and it is so wonderful to see them all together.

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  24. I am Lovin’ these journal pages of yours, but I treasure this most recent page of inspiration the very best! You are a Treasure too!

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  25. Lovely pages, Patty!!…like always:))
    xox
    Guriana:)

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  26. Thank you for showing your beautiful journal pages !
    Love what you have done .
    Love ♥RINI♥

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  27. Wow, Patty your journal pages are wonderful, there so many details.

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  28. beautiful journal! 🙂

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  29. It was great fun to be able to enlarge your journal pages and see all the little details – I have a long way to go before I will be at your level of expertise. Good job!!

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  30. This pages are REALLY breathtaking, my dear Patty!!!!!!!
    Love all the details, you do amazing work.
    Have a nice weekend my friend!
    Hugs
    MARTINA

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  31. Patty ~
    These pages break open my heart and creates a desire with in to make some art ~ thank you for sharing! They are so very lovely just like the artist! Love and Blessings, Katie

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  32. and again – I’m speechless.

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  33. I LOVE LOVE art journals and this is exceptional!!
    Thank you for sharing these pages!!!! I’m sure the process was therapeutic..dear Patty…

    hugs

    steph

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  34. This is completely mind-blowing! Those phrases mean a lot to me too. the work is just outstanding! I’m left speechless.

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  35. So unique indeed.. blow me away, huh.

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