Word Bowl Words - 6

From My Word Bowl – 6

Working with mixed media can sometimes make me feel very uncomfortable. I don’t always like the messiness and the chaos that results. I like other artists’ work, just not my own. It’s way out of my comfort zone.  Occasionally I force myself to do it and accept the result. That happened with this week’s art inspired by these words from my word bowl:

Word Bowl Words 6

When I saw the words, ‘muddy places’, I instantly thought of all the mud I create when I’m stenciling, dripping, blending, and brayering multi layer backgrounds.  I decided I would be brave and do a multi layer, mixed media journal page and share the result with you, even if I didn’t like it.  I do like the color ‘pink’ so that made me a bit happier.  ( I was already trying to talk myself out of it.) I would somehow work a house into the page.

I did it and I resisted the urge to cover it up with gesso! Believe me when I say it was a very strong urge.  I managed to work a little house into the upper left corner.

Home is where the heart is JP ToriBeveridge


I can’t say that I like this page as a whole, but if I break it into sections, there are parts of it I do like quite a bit.


Home is where the heart is ToriBeveridge detail


I do love the way the words turned out.


Home is where the heart is jp Tori Beveridge detail 1


I love the colors, even though things got way too busy in some areas… at least for me.


Home is where the heart is jp ToriBeveridge cu


All in all, I’m happy I forced myself to do this and to share it with you, instead of hiding it away for only my eyes to see.


If the words from my word bowl inspire you to create something, please leave me a little note below.


Creative Everyday 2016

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  1. This is beautiful. I love all the colors! It may not be your “cup of tea” but for me it is a full bodied cup of wonderful java. 🙂

  2. You’ve inspired me to go take some ME time and create today. I love this, to my eyes it’s absolutely beautiful! Thank you for sharing <3 I really love the color combinations and how all the different dimensions play off one another so well. Great piece.

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