Sunday, March 17, 2013


I continue to follow mixed media artist Tracy Weinzapfel, whose artful YouTube videos each Monday night inspire her followers to be creative each and every week, if not each and every day!  Her March "Dare" challenges us to use music for inspiration and to toss in a few buttons for good measure.  You can find the challenge details here.

If you are following my blog, and I hope you are, you will remember that the Stampotique Designers also challenged us earlier this month to use music as our jumping off point for a project.  While there are those artists who create one layout or art journaling page for 10 different challenges (and I commend them for their creativity!), I have a need to be a bit more focused on a single challenge.  It is for this reason that I am creating a second music-themed project now.

Dylusions inks again have provided a colorful base for my project, but the intensity has been toned down by first flooding the watercolor paper with White Linen.  All three subsequent inks are then muted as they blend with the White Linen for a softer (sleepier) effect.  

The song I chose is the classic "Beautiful Dreamer."  Specifically, the lines . . . 
Beautiful dreamer,
wake unto me,
starlight and dewdrops
are waiting for thee.

These lyrics remind me of my husband Russ entering my life and waking me from a life without romance, without a partner, without direction.  

Thank you for visiting today.  If you will leave a comment, I will know you were here!

Joy to you!


  1. What a wonderful Erinnerung (remind ???) Thanks for the story an your lovely page! It seems as if Russ has been one of the most importent... - I am searching for the right word, please wait a moment :)
    Ok, I can not find the word, but I am sure you know what I mean.

    Best Beate

  2. awww, loved hearing the meaning behind the songs you pick. I can tell how truly in love you two are! waving hi from the hills of Nrth Carolina ♥

  3. Wow. That is really beautiful. You are so blessed/lucky to have found Russ (and he you!!)

  4. So beautiful and what a great sentiment Kay! Love the created it so well! Great job and a great page! ;-)

  5. The face is a perfect one for these words. I like your muted background it too is soft like the message you are trying to fun to meet and greet on Friday, hope the ret of your weekend was a good one. xox

  6. Love this Kay, shall check out the artist you mentioned as I don't know that name! Great song too, thanks for joining us at Stampotique :) xxx

  7. This is a wonderful page Kay, as much for the background and lovely image, as for the quote and what has inpired you, i.e. your future husband... (hope my enghlish is not too bad saying that !!). Love it. Big hugs, coco xx

  8. Another stunning page Kay... I love the orange it is so bright and happy. Love the song too.. it is a good one and Russ is a lucky man :D I am lucky to have such a talented friend. Awesome work.

  9. Brilliant Kay, I love your background, and what a beautiful focal point xx


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