where the Light is…

turns out this is not the first time that John Mayer’s “Gravity” lyrics have inspired some of my art journal pages…

John Mayer inspired where the Light is

I have liked capitalizing the “L” in Love and in Light all rules aside for some time now…

John Mayer inspired where the Light is (1)

here are some of the ingredients that I used to create my pages (the Heidi Swapp Color SHINE sprays are wonderful with their metallic shimmer!!!)…

John Mayer inspired where the Light is (2)my Tim Holtz star stencil came in handy…

John Mayer inspired where the Light is (3)along with some great pencils and pens…

John Mayer inspired where the Light is (4)cigar box papers…an image from a gift catalog with a piece of golden paper doily halo and some gouache touches too…

John Mayer inspired where the Light is (5)

I like that the lines in my spiral notebook show through a bit as I worked on the bare pages not using gesso first as I sometimes do…

John Mayer inspired where the Light is (6)joining with Art Journal Journey (AJJ) this month for their SILENCE/STILLE theme

John Mayer inspired where the Light is (7)thank you again dear Estivalia for helping make my photos clickable = you ROCK!!!

and special thanks to Misty Mawn for offering another online class which I just signed up for (she is SO generous…talented and amazing!!!) …

this quote is one she shared and I could not help but enjoy how it clicked with my LIGHT word of the year…

“…as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we’re liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” ~Marianne Williamson

34 responses to “where the Light is…

  1. Perfection! And another Misty Mawn class. YOU are my hero for keeping your ‘word’! xoxoxo

  2. It never fails….you illustrate the King’s English perfectly! It’s such a joy to read about your endeavors and the pictures are pure eye candy! Happy New Year, my dear sweet friend!

  3. I so love your word for 2014 and the way you incorporate it into your art. Your Journal pages are such an inspiration. take care and enjoy 2014!

  4. Such beautiful pages and the final quote so perfectly describes what you do for me (and many others, I’m sure).

  5. Happy New Year Patty! I see everything is as beautiful as usual over here! xo natalea

  6. Colour, image, quote…all make for a beautiful couple of pages.

  7. This is another wonderful spread, Patty. Very beautiful. Stabilos are the best!

  8. Love the entire post — especially the first photo.

  9. more beautiful pages patty….

  10. You always find beautiful images to create with. A really amazing journal spread.
    Happy New Year to you and your family.

  11. Gorgeous spread. Happy New Year to you and your family.

  12. Oh Patty, I love your journal spread! It’s really full of light! I like the idea of a word for the year.

  13. Stunning pages. Really liked the doll with the drawers in the skirt. Was that from Anthropologie? It looks like something they might sell.

    The “star” radiating outward on the right side of the spread was over the top. Not sure how you got it, but I love it.

    BTW, I’ve never heard of those Heidi Swapp sprays, and I’ve never seen the Dylusions sprays in stores in my area. Guess it’s a good thing I make my own.

    I always get a little nervous when I read the words gesso and pens in the same sentence, so I’m glad you left the gesso out this time. I ruined two black Zig 0.05 pens by trying to write on gesso. And I really like the lines, too.

    Lovely pages for this first spread of 2014. It’s always good to start with perfection.

  14. oh my gosh Patty – this spread is fabulous!
    Thank you for being with us this month with SILENCE dear friend!
    HEALTHY and good luck and have fun at the Misty Mawn online course…
    I adore her art too—


  15. This is beautiful! I love the colors and movement

  16. inanoctopusgarden

    Just wonderful Patty – as I look at it I can feel your joy in making it. I look forward to hearing more about the class you signed up for – that quote IS great! What a terrific start to your new year:)

  17. You truly let your inner light shine apon us, and make me leave every post smiling and happy, dear Patty.
    Your spread is gorgeous, with the circle doily “stamp” and the star stencil (have that one too) – and I love your prayer /qoute ,- lets pray we will be kept in the light sweet friend.
    Have a joyfull class learning to draw more.
    Hugs ,Dorthe

  18. Beautiful pages,i love the stars and the colors,
    wish you a happy new year with many health and happyness.

    lovely greetings jeannette

  19. A beautiful spread Patty, & I love that quote!
    Alison xxx

  20. Wow, these are wonderful pages, great colors, texture and words.

  21. I like the strength that your pages exude. Happy New Year!

  22. I love your word Patty, the joy you exude, and the light you shine! Your page is gorgeous!

  23. wow fabulous piece!! Great colors.
    Happy New Year!
    Groetjes Karin

  24. Such beautiful pages, dear Patty! And I love the colors! Fantastic!
    I hope you spent the festive season well? I wish you and your families a healthy and happy New Year.
    If you want, then look over at my blog. Because there is something to win 🙂
    Hugs MARTINA

  25. Que j’aime ce que vous faites ma chère Patty, tant de sensibilité dans vos pages. Quelle belle citation également.
    J’adore les étoiles.

  26. super colors and texture here (well, as always;))
    i wonder what she holds in her drawers? makes my imagination wander…
    and i´m totally sure you chose the best word of the year…

  27. Wowwwwww, wunderschön.
    Happy New Year Patty!
    LG Carola

  28. Very beautiful pages.

    Chrissie x

  29. Wow! This is gorgeous Patti!

    If you like art journaling, there’s a new challenge you might enjoy. Simply search for “Documented Life Project” and you’ll find it. 🙂

  30. That last quote is so true! We don’t realise how often we give permission to others when we step out and take a risk ourselves. Love the pages – a last hint of Christmas and just right for Epiphany.

  31. Wonderful pages! I like these colors! Beautiful post, too!

  32. Wow! Your journal page is gorgeous!! I love everything about it.

  33. Happy 2014 to you too, my dear!
    I love this page – the background is really stunning! It sure is nice to feel the silence after the noisy holidays..:-)

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