As the pages in Spike’s Art Journal Turn Mondays

Okay so the title is a little wordy, I’ll come up with a fancy schmancy name one of these days! lol

Welcome to a page in my art journal and my 500’s post! Well at least that’s what WordPress is telling me! When I started blogging, I had no clue how long or where or what, I just blog and still love to blog. Thanks for hanging out with me 😀


I am just SUPER happy the way this page ended up! Have you ever had one of those thoughts when…”I like all the pages I’ve done so far…well…except that one…” This is THAT page. It really BUGGED me flipping through my journal and coming across this page. I didn’t have a clue how to fix it other than tear it out of the book.


Okay…looking at it in that photo, it doesn’t look that bad. But if you saw it in person the pink is FREAKY BRIGHT! Once again…it’s Dina Wakley’s Art Journal Freedom book to the rescue!!

Last weekend, Jeff and I were in the neighbourhood and dropped into a small eclectic art gallery in Vancouver. By the art work prints for purchase was this table FULL of spray paint cans in many different colours. I had NO clue that graffiti artists had spray paint that was specially formulated for them! (well…I’ll be…I learn something every day! hahaha!) Being an individual that loves colour I was attracted to the table like a bug to a bug zapper! While running my fingers along the tops of the cans (yes, I think I do need help!)…I did recall though…that Dina did mention that black spray paint can fix things! Wahoo! So I grabbed a matte black and it happens to be low pressure, which I realize now…is a benefit!


After I brought the can home, it wasn’t one of the one’s that she recommended but hey…it’s black spray paint, can’t go too wrong! 🙂 And well, if it doesn’t work out Banksy better watch out!! (if you’re not familiar, Banksy is a somewhat famous graffiti artist and I’m sure if you look up his work, you’ll recognize a piece or two)

Here’s the quote I used:
Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
Louisa May Alcott

There you have it from my least liked page to one of my favourite pages.

And thank YOU for your readership and your kind words they mean the world to me!

Enjoy the week! 🙂


PS. In case you’re wondering, the stencil is by the Crafter’s Workshop and is called: Solace


5 thoughts on “As the pages in Spike’s Art Journal Turn Mondays

  1. What an amazing transformation!! It’s so frustrating when you can’t figure out where to go with what you’ve already done – this is just stunning 🙂 I like the before too, btw – COLOURS! I need that kind of help. If you find some, let me know 😉

  2. Hi Spike,

    I really like this journal page, love the colors but what I love most is the gal’s dreamy look that says to me, “Yes I can, turn me loose”. Also love Louise May Alcott saying. The colours are incredible.

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