Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Soul Journaling: Day 4

Sorry that I am posting so late today. I have been working on my Soul Armor and it is almost finished. I just need to do something more with the background. It took me much longer than I thought it would to find the perfect words to add to my armor. I made a huge list and then had to narrow it down to the few that sounded best.

Here's what I did today:
I added more paint and some Micaceous Iron Oxide to give it extra texture and sparkle. It's kind of hard to see in the picture but very nice in person.
I also typed "I shall not fear", printed it out, stained it to look old and then attached it behind a small scrap piece of mica that I stitched to the page.
Since I won't be completely done until tomorrows post I won't post a picture of the whole thing now but instead a few detail shots. You can see most of my words...maybe we chose some of the same?
Poor Anna is all tucked up in her bed because it is storming outside and she is the biggest scaredy cat.
Homework: gather up all your magazines and glossy catalogs for tomorrow! ;)


Christy said...

Hello I found your blog via Soul Lilies blog. I jumped in and create my journal today and got all caught up. This is such a fantastic idea! Thank you for this and for allowing us to play along and have fun! I posted all about this project on my blog:
I've never used this Golden's product (can't remember the name here in the little comment area) what does it do, what is the result from it? The name sounds interesting though :)

Cheeka said...

You know, this writing my name over and over and over reminds me a lot of my first diary I started when I was twelve. I'll post a pic of the front cover on my blog with my next post - but basically it says something like "this belongs to Lutritia Ludwigs and only cool people can read it. If you're not on this list, me and my friends will kick your A**" This is a little more empowering, however! Soul hugs all around!

Sarah Whitmire said...

Oh my gosh...You should totally add "only cool people can read this" to your journal!! :D

*Soul HUGS*


Sarah Whitmire said...

I'm a bag fan of Golden's fluid acrylic line. They have some specialty kinds of paint in the line that are lots of fun like Micaceous Iron Oxide. It's kind of hard to describe but it's a gray paint with very fine mica added. It has a course sparkly texture. Similar to a very fine sand paper.

Hope that helps a little,


Cheeka said...

Ha! I so will! Blending the past with the future. :O)

Miss Oddity said...

Dear Heart asked if I was finished with the junk mail today as he was taking the rubbish out ... my shriek of NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO resounded through the house follwed by .. not yet love I may need them for my journal

He shakes his head at me again hahahaha

Oh and I played with Golden paints last week and fell in love bummer that nobody stocks them in my town! arrrrgggghhhhh

Keron Lee said...

well - I've jumped on the band wagon Sarah &'s a scary adventure for me....for better or worse - here is my contribution hugs to all Keron Lee

cmoh said...

Sarah it looks fabulous...even if you are just teasing us with close ups :)

okay off to go dig through the trash...yesterday i cleaned up...and that meant an entrie stack of mags into the trash bin...

what I do for art LOL wink wink

Jo Wholohan said...

ive started following along Sarah, loveee it :)) Here is my progress so far:

...Cindy... said...

I started a little late, but I posted my work for days 1-4 on my blog ( I'm so excited to join in! I've been having a lot of fun with the prompts and I love seeing what everyone else is creating.

Thank you so much for hosting, Sarah!

Anne said...

I love, love, LOVE how your warrior came out! It is fabulous! And, I love that you used micaceous iron oxide. Too cool. Can't wait to make my own! I have so many ideas!!!

Judy K said...

Oh I just love it! You did a fantastic job and I especially like how you did the middle with Kindred spirit. Nice colors too. I just finished that part today and put it on my blog. That was so much fun I did two!

Anonymous said...

I just finished up my soul armor. It is a bit different that what I have seen here, but it fit my opinion of armor. Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

Sarah & all - I'm only just starting my Soul Journal journey, but had to say how much I'm enjoying it. I love that the emphasis is so much on "process" and
not so much about "product."

I'm very new at this whole art thing, and
I'm not much on talent (yet!) but the way the Soul Journal
project is set up is great! It's easy to follow, you tell us exactly what
to do, and how to do it, and you have plenty of examples to show us.
Thanks so much!

The Soul Armor I especially liked! It was a great exercise for
me, and one that I've decided I will need to come back and do a single
piece on, larger, so I have more room to write everything that I need
to see to keep me encouraged. Thank you!

And speaking of encouraging...I added a little kudo to you, Sarah, on my
Journal page for my Soul Armor. It's one of your little white dogs, with the word
"encourage" - because that's what you're so good at! (That, and your
art, of course!)

Thanks again. I hope you make this whole Soul Journal journey into a
book. It would be GREAT!!

I don't know if you are still adding links to Soul Journalers, but if
you are, I'm showing my work at:


fani said...

Hello Sarah you are great artist, congratulations. I want to ask you .. this a small scrap piece of mica that you have sewn the page you should we have sewn earlier because the page is already stuck and the sewing is impossible of the post because the thread will appear on the back page. How else to sew; Sorry for the bad English but do not know the language.