Thursday, February 18, 2016

Art Journal Page - "Brutal Memory"

I think this may be the quickest, most simple page I ever made. It took me about 15 minutes INCLUDING drying time! They don't all have to be overly complicated, right?

As long as I get out what I'm thinking or feeling, that's all that matters. And this quote fits my feels perfectly for today.


 
It's easy to go about the day to day not thinking of the past, or the people we have lost, but sometimes memories just beg to be recognized. They come out of nowhere, hit you in the chest and knock the wind out of you.


 I lost a close friend a few years ago. Sadly, these days I don't think of him much. But some days... It comes from a song, a smell or a memory out of nowhere. For a split second, I almost forget he's gone.

Yesterday was his birthday and I'm reminded that some people don't make it out. Some people never get the 'better days', or see the light at the end of the tunnel. While it does make me sad, it also makes me remember I seem to have been given a second chance at life. I don't know why I got a second chance and he never did. I suppose I could go crazy wondering. For now, when the memories get to hard to handle, I'll just paint it out in my journal and try to keep moving forward. Some days, that's all you can do.


Supplies:
Liquitex Gloss Gel: http://amzn.to/1PhDmwu
Silks Acrylic Glaze in “African Jade”: http://amzn.to/1ou2UxH
Finnabair Stencil “Weaving”: http://amzn.to/1ou2YNX
Instant Coffee: http://amzn.to/1PEO4Lw
Donna Downey Stamp Set She is: http://www.donnadowney.com/products/she-is-stamp
Tim Holtz Clock and Camera Die: http://amzn.to/1QahUwT
Dina Wakley Matte Gel: http://amzn.to/1QahVkp
First Aid Gauze (the link is for cheese cloth, which works just a good and is pretty similar):http://amzn.to/1Qai07H
Black Staz On: http://amzn.to/1O4t1jo
Black china marker: http://amzn.to/1Qai3jR
Black watercolor pencil (links to a set): http://amzn.to/1ou3TxK
Simply Simmons Watercolor Bush Round: http://amzn.to/1ou44t3
Simply Simmons Watercolor Brush Set (love this set): http://amzn.to/1ou45gw
To colorize the first aid gauze I used:
Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Walnut Stain: http://tinyurl.com/gm9nnow
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Vintage Photo: http://tinyurl.com/gm9nnow
 

Items Used For (most) Every Project:
Dina Wakley Paint Brushes: http://amzn.to/1RwKc0P
Ranger CraftMat Non-Stick Work Surface: http://amzn.to/1KNpPHf
Fabri-Tac: http://amzn.to/1KNqQ26
Black Watercolor Pencil: http://amzn.to/20tv0rx
Stabilo Marks-All Pencil: http://tinyurl.com/jrlsey7
Collage Pauge: http://amzn.to/1lhZcFH
Plastic Palette Knives: http://amzn.to/1MlEIm2
Darice Heating Tool: http://amzn.to/1lhZkoM
Golden Gesso: http://amzn.to/1kIAePl
Project Life Date Stamp: http://amzn.to/1kIADkw
Dina Wakley Gel Medium: http://amzn.to/20N3oO8
Black Staz-on: http://amzn.to/1OcKA45
 

PLACES TO FIND ME:
Instagram @mixedmediajenn
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/MixMediaJenn/
Twitter: @mixmediajenn
Blog: www.mixedmediajenn.blogspot.com
YouTube: www.youtube.com/users/jenniferengle22
Email is the easiest way to get a quick response from me:
Gmail: jenniferengle22@gmail.com
 

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