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Friday, January 23, 2015

Mixed Media Mayhem - #DPL2015 - The Color Wheel

Art Challenge:  The Color Wheel
Journal Prompt:  "I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way . . . “    - Georgia O’Keefe

Like any good hoarder, I have a supply of used gift wrap paper waiting its new mission. The rainbow striped piece forming the background of this journal spread was exactly what I needed to face the blank paper in the Week 3 DPL challenge - Color Wheel.  A massive pile of grocery ads arrived providing the abundance of images of fruits and vegetables.  The colors and shapes of the cut-outs reminded me of the delicious simplicity of eating healthy. In the post Christmas return to Weight Watchers, I needed some prompts to reenergize my commitment.  The calendar snippets signify how WW is one day at a time, and my journaling implies I can be what I define myself to be.
I was delightfully surprised at how colorful the newsprint clips became with a saturation of gell medium.  I chose the magazine pics to represent the healthy interaction between head and body.


  1. Brilliant collage, Linda! I think we could all take your advice about healthy eating! Love the colourful background you've created for those colourful, yummy fruits!

    1. thanks, I published this before it was edited...eeeeek...but I really appreciate your feedback

  2. oh yes, you absolutely have said it with colors and shapes! Great inspiring spread!

  3. Love this collage, Linda - the colours just make my mouth water, and given the subject, that's a great thing!

  4. thanks, I published this before it was edited...eeeeek...but I really appreciate your feedbac

  5. Beautiful pages, love the warm and fruity colours, really delicious! Valerie

  6. What a yummy page! So love the colors and fruits of course too! Always a great idea to live more healthy :) ♥ Conny
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