January 11, 2011

A New Journal

"Think Orange"
4 1/2" x 5 1/2" Journal Page
(Click on a star to see the details.)

It's almost impossible for me to choose a favorite color, because I love them all. Choosing one color is much like choosing a favorite child. Each color of the rainbow fulfills a certain need and nourishes my soul in its own unique way.

Imagine the dilemma I faced when one of the challenges in my art group was to start a new journal with the first prompt being: "Choose a Favorite Color". Decisions, decisions! Ultimately, I had to choose "orange". Why? Because it makes me very happy!!!

May your day be filled with many colors!
Credits: Thanks to Ceremony-Etsy for the Zetti's head, and to a Flickr sharing group for the top border. All remaining images are from Tumble Fish Studio-Etsy. Handpainted background by Pringle Hill Studio.

35 comments:

Lori Saul said...

I love your use of orange here- what a stunning way to start. Can't wait to see more from this new journal. I love challenges based around color and color combinations. Beautiful art Terri!

Netty said...

Oh wow Terri your page is gorgeous and so loving your shades of orange and the way you have put it all together, just fabulous. Great art and am so looking forward to seeing what else you create in this fab journal. Annette x

Ophelia said...

Such a wonderful page Terri....I always enjoy my visits to your blog. So very inspiring.

Andrea said...

This is great!!

Juls said...

gorgeous!!! Love all the bright colours!! Hugs Juls

Healing Woman said...

I agree Terri. It's hard to pick one favorite color. I love them all too but I have a bit of trouble with blue. It is not my favorite, even though I love the blue of the ocean and sky?

Your art is wonderful and the oranges just perk up the entire collage. I love orange.

roc said...

love your new journal page! you know it was hard for me to choose a favorite color too...i just love so many. but the great things about the personal journal is you can do more than one page and more than one color1 love that you are keeping the journal!!

*jean* said...

o my goodness, you've done orange proud!! beautiful and vibrant, happy and cheery...reflects your personality perfectly!! happy wed. terri!!!

jean

Marilyn Rock said...

WOW! This is amazing! You are magical! xxoo

Lorraine @ creativedaily said...

What a dilemma, a favourite colour! Oh my oh my what will I choose...

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Coming to visit YOU makes me happy. I get my daily dose of color from you. This is a terrific way to start the journal. So much color, so little time! And now I must wait for more orange to brighten my life.

sharon said...

Awesome color, and it will be an awesome journal! You make every color look so happy Terri!

dosfishes said...

I think orange is divine too and turquoise and rust and....great new journal. xox Corrine

Tumble Fish Studio said...

Well, it may have been hard to choose but you did orange proud! This is lush and juicy and orange just says "happy" to me!

I hope you have a most spectacular new year, Terri, full of everything you wish for!

marsha

julie Haymaker thompson said...

Terri ,the pros and cons have been tallied and we are moving to Michigan in the spring . Your college images like this are perfect for the variety I would like to showcase on the artist side of our little art barn/ antiques barn we hope to create . Hope You would consider it and if not maybe some clip art from you in your collage style . I would love to have teachers come in and teach this type of work style too ... do you ever travel and teach ?

Janine said...

AWW this is so pretty again, you are so full of creativity and inapiration.

~*~Patty S said...

Well you certainly picked a nice warm and cheery color and made it look marvelous with your special Terri Touches...so Cool!
oxo

indybev said...

It's going to be a glorious journal, and I can't wait to see more! Great details ... as always!

Diana Evans said...

oh Terri!!! this is beautiful!!! I love orange!!! and your work is wonderful and pops!!!!

Hope you have a wonderful day!!!

Janny said...

Great page Terri, it's one of my favourite colours also;o)

Marit said...

I used to hate orange (because of 'dutch reasons' - I won't explain all that here, if you really want to know, take a look at this post) but I came to like it and now I LOVE it! Your page is gorgeous! Have a rainbowy day dear!

Kathy McCullen said...

The color orange is perfect for your fun, ingenious, wildly creative nature, Terri.I love this journal page!

Sue@MyArtsDesire said...

Loved your comparison in trying to choose a favorite color. Orange is such a happy color! And your artwork is always so happy too! I might have to nickname you the happy girl, Terri! Xo

Melissa said...

Oh Terri! Orange is my favorite color too! It makes me happy too. Cute, cute, cute use of orange!
Smiles-
Melissa

Dezinaworld said...

Beautiful colour beautiful collage,its good to catch up with your fabulous work again Terri
hugs from June xxx

Her Art Nest said...

Stunning page. What a talent you are! Hugs, Nan

Taluula said...

Dear Terri, with one thing or another it's a while since I came to visit your lovely blog but today I got here and look what I see. A new journal, a riot of gorgeous, scrumptious colour and a joyful feast for my eyes. Thank you my friend.

Sharon said...

Love this page Terri. You are so talented. Thanks for your sweet comments on my attempt at the Sketchbook Challenge. I am trying new things this year. Heaven help me...

Ingrid Dijkers said...

Great journal page!
It is so hard to pick a favorite color, I agree ... if I have to pick, it usually is orange.
I enjoyed my visit to your blog as usual,
All my best-
Ingrid

http://daisyyellow.squarespace.com said...

Terri, I've been really into orange too! It's happy and bold. I know you are going to have a blast getting messy in this journal.

Martina2801 said...

Marvelous Terri,oh my gosh what can I say !!!
What an amazing page. I just love everything about it. So powerful! I love the use of orange color, how clever you are my friend.
Fabulous piece,thank you for sharing.

Julia said...

Love the colors! Fantastic!

Eden said...

Orange is a GREAT color!! You are right its a happy color and it sure looks good on your layout!! Just so fun to see :D

Elizabeth Golden said...

I love Orange! This is a wonderful start to a journal that I am sure will be stunning when you get through with it!

LiveArt said...

Totally awesome my friend!! Looking at your art makes me feel as if you invented colours, and I just love that about you!! Wonderful work again my friend :)
hugs and smiles,
Linda