February 24, 2011

Journal Prompt: What do you love?

"Music"
A Journal Page
(Click on the bird to see the details!)

One of the advantages of being in an art group is the challenges. They're always interesting and different, and each one encourages me to spread my wings . . . . . always creatively and sometimes spiritually.

This month's prompt: "What do you love?" posed a conundrum. Of course, I love my family, friends and my dog. Gardening, photography and art are additional items on my "love" list. Then I thought of a different twist and expanded the question to "What do I love that makes me feel terrific?" 

Music was my resounding answer. Although I've never played an instrument (I've always wanted to play the piano), I truly appreciate the power of music and can't imagine my day without it. It elevates my mood when I'm feeling down, and soothes my spirit. It makes me dance with happiness or cry with emotion. Like art, music is food for my soul. Quite simply, I love music!

Wishing you a day filled with the things you love!


Credits: Thanks to Tumble Fish Studio-Etsy for the borders, banners and the little bird's hat. Butterflies and bird from Dover Publications. Roses are from the public domain. Image of child, background and heart from Pringle Hill Studio.

26 comments:

Healing Woman said...

Yep Terri. Goes right along with my current posting of Debussy's "Clair de lune." Music! Love your sweet musical piece.

Lori said...

This is wonderful Terri, and so well said, I love music too!

Janet Ghio said...

Another outstanding page from you. You have such a unique and wonderful style!

Lorraine @ creativedaily said...

I always know when I visit I'll see a "symphony" of colour!

Junibears said...

I love your collage Terri. it's so beautiful and true. I'm slowly catching up with everyone. Hugs xx

chrisg said...

Ohhh I toyed with doing my page this month on music, but dallied and went with the safe bet.
I too can not imagine my day without music - "If Music be the food of love - Play on"
Stunning, vibrant page s always Terri.

Juls said...

wow this is just amazing, I love the vibrancy and the fabulous detail of your work!...I have just finished my first ever journaling page, If you had time to pop over and look, I would really appreciate any constructive critism or tips as I really do admire your work! Thanks for all your inspiration! Hugs Juls

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

This is a wonderful piece and SO true about the power of music. When I'm working on a painting, I always try to match my music choices to feelings I want my work to evoke. Thanks for sharing this!

Diane said...

Couldn't have said it better myself!
And you know how to express it too!!

ben... Titbelsoeur... mais sans sa princessôptipoâ ! said...

Hi Terri,
this is the first time I visit your blog and I am very disappointed I have missed it until now !
thanks for all the freebies you grant us and for the amazing art stuff you show !
greetings from France !

roc said...

i love music too! what a fantastic journal page!

indybev said...

I love your journal page, Terri. You have such a way with these pages, your talent just shines. Bravo!

Marilyn Rock said...

What do I love? Your art! xxoo

thekathrynwheel said...

Love it! And it's so true - life would be so empty without music, Love your page - a riot of colour as always :-)

sharon said...

This is such a beautful piece Terri, you always know how to express yourself thru your art! Thanks for all your warm wishes. Hugs!

Lori Saul said...

I share your love of music Terri and this beautiful collage speaks to its sweet and melancholic powers. Wonderful imagery and colors!

Amy said...

Hm.
I sort of feel inspired and motivated by the twist you put on what you love...
I really Like that.
Xx,
Amy

Marit said...

Although I don't play music very often, I couldn't live without it! Such a wonderful twist to the prompt, and a gorgeous work of art! Enjoy your weekend!

"MOI" Freubel said...

Yes !! Music !!
How would the world be without music sound !!
When I'm in 'crazy' mood...Janis Joplin sings for me and sometimes my voice is louder than hers.
HAHA.
And, a HUGE aplaus for your page Terri !!!

hugs Rian

gypsy said...

Music was the one thing that could always soothe our kids when they were babies ~ magical in so many ways. I love the idea of creating art in honor of music, Terri!

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

WOW this is so amazing!Your fantastic and unique composition is so vibrant and inspiring, I'm excited.

Sharon said...

Music makes the world sing! I have to have it in my studio. I love this one. You just ooze talent my dear friend.

~*~Patty S said...

Oh YES
I could not agree more
and leave it to you dear Terri
to translate your passion into your gorgeous art creations

so wonderful!
oxo

Rebecca Anthony said...

Gorgeous work here Terri and I couldn't agree more, music is magical!

Elizabeth Golden said...

Music is definitely a mood setter. I find music can instantly change a mood, conjure up a memory, and make the world a better place with just a few notes. Amazing isn't it? Love your interpretation, beyond words...

Nancy said...

Love this page...it touched me as I feel the same way, and for the longest time, I wanted to learn to play piano, but never thought I could. In 2009, my dear hubby bought me a piano keyboard...and I played it ALL DAY!! We had to postpone Xmas that year due to an ice storm, so we had to eat frozen dinners...but that was ok...I played my heart out. He bought me a "teach yourself" book and I started learning. I can play 2 handed now..and have recently graduated into "real" music...I got the sheet music for "Sunrise, Sunset" from Fiddler on the Roof...and I COULD PLAY IT!!! I'm 57...so if I can do it..so can you! It won't take away from your art, it will add to it. I have found that music is sort of an immediate gratification sort of creative endeavor..I play every day, I paint every day! Go for it!!