not beige

Had the urge to start working on another art journal earlier. I was looking through an old IKEA catalog and the title on one of the features was Be Brave Not Beige. It was obviously an invite to embrace more color and I just loved the sound of it. I'm a huge fan of color so I started gluing and painting and came up with this.



I'm still addicted to these vintage roses. Can't stop putting them on everything, lol.

Funny thing is I like beige too. As a color anyway because I'm also a fan of neutrals, especially all the lovely muted sepia tones. But the idea of not being 'beige' or bland really appealed to me and I think most of you are the same way, which is why we love to express ourselves creatively.

You might have already heard of little Aelita Andre, the precocious 4 year old artist who just opened her own solo exhibit in New York city. The story has been making the rounds but here's the vid in case you haven't. It's quite fascinating to watch.



What's inspiring you this second week of June?


16 comments:

ann said...

Ohhhhh love your Art journal page exquisite !!

Antonella said...

Love the idea - not beige... I am one of those people who is afraid of color in my home... Your art journal is so pretty - she is so beautiful with the roses on her head and her heart for all to see.
Hugs, antonella :-)

Terri said...

Love the image and what the journal says... it's just fantastic!

Milady Leela said...

Anna,
Your work is beautiful!!!!

chillin with Quillin said...

Love the picture and what it says!!!!
Paula

artistamyjo said...

Love your art journal page and thanks for sharing the video.
Hugs, Amy

Theresa said...

Beautiful journal pages here and love the saying. Couldn't view the vid, so will check later.

Linda said...

I've seen this little prodigy on television. She is quite the artist. If I remember right, her father also paints. Love your journal...Beautiful blending of colors and great texture. Makes me think of sweet summer days.

I have to be honest, you and your work inspires me.

Diane said...

I absolutely love your journal pages! And the video--amazing!!!

ShabbyChicShaz said...

Your journal page is delightful :)

Incipient Wings said...

i tried leaving a comment yesterday but it wouldn't let me!
i love the way this looks so much Anna, your style is evolving beautifully, love how you're not stuck in the same rut. like so many can get to be:)
oh i can see your followers when I use Firefox..
it's 461 right now:p

Creative Grammie said...

Love your journal page, very magical. TFS

Cameron said...

What a cute saying to help remind us of our own uniqueness...our own inner colors :)

Great journal page!

Mina said...

Oh Anna, your art journal is stunning! I love the colors you chose.

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Oh, I am in love with your journal page - it's just so beautiful, Anna. I love that quote - how awesome that it came from a catalog!!! :) I saw the segment about that little artist on the evening news. What a cutie - so glad to see she is having fun and is so full of life. :) I hope she never loses that spirit. :)

Drama queens mum (Kimberly) said...

I love those journal pages. They're so pretty.