"Once we clearly acknowledge the soul, we can learn to hear it's cries. - Dallas Willard, Renovation Of The Heart."

It takes courage to pursue our dreams. It takes time and patience to unearth buried treasure. But I believe with all my heart that we must do both.

9.15.2011

more journal playing


here are a few pages done with Derwent Inktense Blocks. the first two spreads i was just getting the feel of how they worked and i wanted to see how much color i could get out of them.  as you can see it is quite bright and brilliant.


there is a bit of texture on a few of them.  i used gesso on the pages first (my pages are very thin in this journal) and when the pages were still wet i smooshed them together.


i blended and played with the blocks a bit more on the last three. i also used some gesso over them here and there.






got the news back on my pooch.  she is okay!!!  turns out it was a hematoma after all.  now i  am extremely thankful, but i am a little ticked that the vet could not distinguish between a hematoma and a tumor...put her through an unnecessary surgery and cost us a small boat load of money...i'm just sayin...

16 comments:

Bren said...

good news about your dog, and I'm with you, does make you wonder about the procedures taken seems there are simpler ways, but then I'm not a vet :-)
Brilliant colour, fun to see the various effects you can achieve with the Color Blocks.
Do you have a workshop today? Thinking of you :-)

jgr said...

Mary, I'm SO glad your doggie is OK. Love those inktense color blocks and the gesso effect is awesome.

mystele said...

love the pages, esp with the gesso over the ink...me thinks i'd like to play with those kinds of blocks. :) and i'm so glad your little buddy is ok! btw, my prolapse is not as bad as he thought (i.e. open heart surgery bad). it's worse than it used to be, but meds were prescribed to see if they'll get my heart pumping less sluggishly. so we're back to the drawing board with the issues that he thought were caused by the valve. oh well. could be so much worse!

Bevie said...

Oh Sis I'm so glad Molly is ok. Thanks for visiting my blog, and yes I am feeling so much better...been canning peaches and apples.

thekathrynwheel said...

Just love your journal pages, so bright, so yummy! I've just got some of those inktense blocks too so I'm really interested to see what you did with yours. I'm going to try some gesso over mine now!
Good news about your pooch. Pets cost us a fortune but we still love them don't we?!

Janet said...

That's good news on your dog although I understand your frustration with the vet. I think he should have to foot some of that bill since it was his mistake.

As always your pages are bursting with color and I love them. I haven't tried the blocks yet. I like using the pencils so I'm sure the blocks are even better.

S. Etole said...

This always looks like so much fun.

Dandelion and Daisy said...

Glad to hear your pup is going to be alright. It is so difficult to see them suffer.

I love, love, love the Inktense blocks...now I NEED another thing to play with, right!

PaperPumpkin said...

Glad pooch is ok but I am sorry about the stress on ALL of you, Mary. I bought the intense color blocks the week after Michelle's wedding, but haven't gotten to play with them yet...maybe soon. You certainly make me want to now!

joyfulploys said...

Hi Mary...good news about your doggie! I'm debating on whether to get some Intense colors...maybe sometime soon. Great pages!!!
Mary

rachel awes said...

great about your dear doggie
& love your pages!!!! that last one
especially is gorrrrrgeous!! xox

Buffy said...

Oh your journal pages are so bright and cheerful,makes me want to play with lots of color. I'm so happy your doggy is doing good,and thats great news about the tumor.But yeah I'm with you with the vet!

Anonymous said...

I love to see how you played with your new "playtoys"! Makes me want to get some and join in the fun.
Have a GREAT weekend dear lady.
Chris

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Journal pages are great...just makes you smile looking at them...so cheerful and uplifting

Yea on doggie!

lori vliegen said...

i have inktense pencils, but no inktense blocks......i think i need to treat myself after seeing your gorgeous color pages! so happy to hear good news about your sweet pooch......answered prayer, for sure! have a great weekend, dear mary! xoxo

Jennifer Richardson said...

ouch to the vet bill.
but ooooooh wow to the color!
bright and bold and beautiful
....suits you, Mary:)
-Jennifer