18 November 2011

Join the Dance


November is the month of remembrance.
And thanks.
And harlequin (at IA)

Harlequin is my favorite pattern.
But it takes a lot of measuring and exact-ness.
It isn't just a checkerboard set on end.
Harlequin isn't square at all.

When I saw this week's Challenge 
I thought I was ready...
I had just finished a project,
and I thought it happenstance...it fit the theme!


But when I looked closer


that's not harlequin,
that's checkerboard.
Back to the drawing board I went.

And I am glad.
It's always great fun to work in my art journal.

And then I couldn't stop...
I'll show the others later...I am in the weeds again.
It seems the more free time I have
the more quickly I can't account for it.

Except in exceptional ideas.
And poetry.
And pictures.
And surreal dreams.
Bliss.

Tomorrow I will be busy and accounted for.
It's Nutcracker season.

I devote Sundays to blogging...
so I'll be 'seeing' you then.
Assuredly.
Love,
Lisa





33 comments:

  1. **big wet messy smooches!**

    i have a harlequin, which was also happenstance! i need to alter my post to have an ia link and then share it with ia.

    xxa

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  2. This is a beauty of a journal page Lisa! I'm glad you had to re do, too! So we could all see your beautiful harlequin pattern which looks pretty perfect ;)

    xx Jaime

    p.s. I love your way of explaining being lost... in the weeds :)

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  3. A lovely poem, Lisa, and a beautiful journal page. Waiting to see the rest.

    hugs and have a great weekend!

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  4. Harlequin and checkerboard look the same to me. I know nothing about them but I do love the first which I think you said is a harlequin. Very nice piece, love it. Hope you are doing good, enjoy the Nutcracker, take care. ::hugs::

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  5. Beautiful as always my friend. I used digital techniques for my Harlequin... (sort of cheating... but quicker at least!!)

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  6. I love being in the weeds :) and do you know that most weeds have wonderful medicinal and transformational properties? I also had a week of absolute daydreaming and imaginings! Look out for my painting of AA Michael - I will be posting today! love to you

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  7. Love this journal page, and also your previous post--Is there anything that you can't do that turns to magic???

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  8. Love that journal page - you should use it on a prayer box or something!!!

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  9. I love love love anything harlequin. It's an obsession for me.

    Lovely work Lisa!

    xoxo

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  10. checkerboard or harlequin, that wall hanging "you are loved" is soooo wonderful!!!

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  11. It's lovely to have a peep into your journal. I need to do more of this, it helps me to get my thoughts out somewhere and make sense of things. I love your harlequin pattern, I like to do this too!
    Jess x x

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  12. Wonderful stuff Lisa! I just adore your style!

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  13. Loverly !!!! I love the "You are Loved" piece, very much.

    Enjoy the Dancing, Beautiful One !
    HUgs !

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  14. I know what you mean about time! Loved the journal pages, such a powerful thought, felt like a blessing.

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  15. The journal page looks fantastic... and I would have said a checkboard is just a harlequin on its side... glad you did that beautiful page though xx

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  16. You are SO right! Harlequin is not square, and it's not always easy! I tried some on a stocking yesterday and the sound URGH was heard far and wide.

    Beautiful work. And let the time wash over you...we have no control...

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  17. Gorgeous as always!! Both pieces :o) I love harlequin too! xo Michele

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  18. I thought I left a comment on this the other day, but I'll try again! I love both the box and your journal page. The words you wrote in your journal are so beautiful and inspiring- and when combined with your beautiful painting, they become one of my favorite journal spreads you've done. Beautiful work as always!

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  19. I love the thought behind the painting. We do have so much to be thankful for. Your new work is a treasure. Happenstance or synchronicity your pieces turned out fabulous.

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  20. Talk about measuring and math! And to think, I only made one of these harlequin shapes. I truly love your journal entry. It is gorgeous and so well made. Blessings to you for this perfect example.

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  21. Lisa..I love all that you do..your work is phenomenal and beautiful..my soul is always ignited here! Gorgeous!
    Shine on friend!!
    Happy Nutcracker season..enjoy
    Victoria

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  22. I love your beautiful journal page and the saying that you wrote. It is a beautiful tribute for November's special days.

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  23. Great journal page and the other could have passed... love the poem.

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  24. Confession = I wouldn't have known the difference between harlequin pattern and sideways checks if I ahdn't read this (though I can see it now!)

    Both your pieces are beautiful Lisa. The pattern and words on your journal page co-ordinate so well (I wish I could write that beautifully!)

    And your shrines always make my jaw drop, the detail in them and the skill you have in putting them together is awe-inspiring!

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  25. You always have such beautiful journal pages. Love the sentiment too...sometimes we forget the real meaning behind Thanksgiving. Thanks for reminding me, and thanks for being a wonderful friend!

    I've been trying to forget the weedy place that is supposed to be my garden. I should be out getting it ready for winter, but I'm not doing it. I keep thinking it will still be warmish for a few more days, and I'll do it then. Not a great plan...

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  26. Love the words and the harlequin patttern is perfect. Can't believe you did that by hand.

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  27. I like harlequin patterns too but didn't manage to create anything for the challenge. My challenge is to create anything at all, I am a dry spell it seems.

    Have a Happy Thanksgiving my friend.

    Darla

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  28. I am always astounded by the richness of your work. :)

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  29. Hi Lisa...loving the harlequin journal page. Visiting you makes my day. xx

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  30. This is absolutely beautiful work, I love how your spread turned out, thanks for sharing x

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  31. Oh Lisa ... you are full of so much light! I finally made it over here to join your happy followers. Your work is incredible. I'll drop by when I can. xxDonna

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