Monday, June 18, 2012

inspiration monday


i think that seeing a blank page in a journal can be pretty intimidating......
after all, there's all that blankness to fill,
and so many different ways to fill it!







but with a little help from a favorite childhood storybook friend......








and a cheshire cat that you may encounter along the way......








the answer to our "where do i begin?" question becomes fairly simple.








because it really doesn't matter where you begin,
it just matters that you begin!








and inspiration will guide you every step of the way!
(enlarge and follow the arrows to read the full text!)




{i'll be away from blogland for a while to do a little travel, 
spend time with my family, and get some good-ol'-fashioned summertime rest.
i hope you have a fabulously creative summer!  xox}

{this was created in my walls notebook using pitt pens,  pan pastels,
derwent inktense pencils,  6B graphite pencil,  and spectrafix}




39 comments:

Jeanette said...

Lori, How fun! - the letters are awesome, the colors are so fun. We'll miss you...but enjoy your summer and family time. Chocolately hugs (that don't melt) and beautiful memories! xoox, Jeanette

Janie Husband said...

love it.......wishing you "happy times" and great memories making this summer..... ;-)

Margaret said...

Lovely pages again Lori. I used to work with someone who was related to Lewis Carol, that's as close as I'll ever get to anyone famous lol

Have a wonderfully blessed summer and time with your family

Hugs, Margaret xx

Kate said...

I hope you have a wonderful summer and enjoy your family time.

Jackie said...

Goodness me, you're so fun and clever! Thanks for the inspiration. Enjoy your summer!

fran p. said...

Lori; Another delightful journal spread! I love your approach to journaling....simple and elegant always.

I will miss you, your art and your blogging! Have fun and totally enjoy yourself....good wishes for a wonderful time with your family.

Sharon said...

I love your art and blog I will miss you, but do hope you have a blessed summer.
Sharon

ellie said...

YUMMY! looks like another lettering class should be in the works???

Vicki Holdwick said...

The whole page is gorgeous, but I am especially taken with the loveliness of your journaling.

xoxo

Alice said...

ah! i love this! you are so creative!

Jessie May said...

Wow! Your imagination is amazing! Hope you have a wonderful, relaxing, inspiring summer xx

isabelle said...

You are so talented!!!!!!

EvilBlackSheep said...

Amazing page, I loved it.

Have a great summer and take care :)

Shelley Malone said...

Man, it doesn't matter how many times I see your creations, I ALWAYS get that little shiver seeing how excellent they are. I'm glad you're not scared of the blank page!

Have a fun-filled summer; we'll wait right here for you.

xoxo
Shelley

Tammie Lee said...

wishing you a wonderful time away! always wonderful to see what you are creating.

Createology said...

Oh this is what was wrong with my day. I felt like I was just a little "off" all day and now I realize that I had missed your amazing Inspiration for Monday! This is so clever and true. Thank you Lori Dear...now my day/evening is right with the world.

April Cole said...

Oh my... this post made me smile!! :]
You are so clever. Lovely spread.

stefanie stark said...

Again and again I'm surprised by your ideas :) - Great! - Stefanie

Beedeebabee said...

I just love how inspiring you always are, Lori. This page is beautiful and so is your message! Have a lovely, restful, yummy-toasted-marshmallow filled summer! Blogland will your happy art sweetie. xo Paulette :)

Claire M said...

Enjoy your time away! I'll miss you and your sunshine!

Dymphie said...

enjoy your time of with your family, wish you a save and fun trip!

(and don't ask strange looking cats in trees for directions... on the other hand it could bring you to fun places, so...)

Andria said...

Oh, I love your lettering! Have a great summer!

patricia said...

I always love your effortless pages. They're so 'happy' too! :)

Have a wonderful summer!

mademoiselle G said...

Lovely as always! :-)

LuckyDog said...

Help! I'm going through ElvieStudio withdrawal already!! LOL

Have a wonderful and happy summer!
XOXO, Donna :)

teenage bedroom ideas said...

Hi
elvie studio
Good points, I have been previously looking for something such as this for a time now, Great common sense here.

MiXeDesigns Lab said...

Just found your blog! Is so cool =) Got to say I love this post! indeed, it is hard to start with a blank page!! or fabric! Enjoy your summer time! Greetings from Spain =)

Kathy, PaperPumpkin said...

Happy summer, lori! I wish you peaceful, restful family and fun time!! Love, kath

Fuzzie Fingers said...

Just came across your blog while I was looking for tips on using Pan Pastel. I have enjoyed looking back at your very interesting posts and I will definately be back to see more.

Marie aka Grams said...

Happy Birthday, Happy Summer, Lori. You are missed, but hope you're being joyful.

nancybabb said...

OK, now I'm starting to worry! Are you OK? Missing you.
Nancy B

aimee said...

i hope you frame this!! happy summer, lori!

Julie S. said...

We miss you, Lori. I hope you are busy with family and art.

Jancalligrapher said...

Hi, Lori,

So nice to see your blog again. I have been MIA and can't see your blog from my blog. Frustrating. Have a fun rest and vacation. Sending love <3

lucille shabbyness said...

I love it!!!!!!! Great art!

Thank you for sharing those beauties!

Anonymous said...

Please come back soon! I just discovered your blog yesterday and I am in love with it and with your amazing creative talent! ~ April

Beedeebabee said...

Missing you and your beautiful, happy artwork, Lori. Hope you're enjoying your summer...and that you come back soon! xo :)

Jaffro said...

You are at a point in your career where everything that you do is Amazing!

Jennifer M. said...

Whoa - very cool! I love how each element looks like it's standing high above the page - I use faux-shadows like that in my graphic design, but hadn't considered doing that on paper. Great idea!

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