Monday, September 28, 2015


Transformation - it's everywhere. 
Especially in this season. 

I attended a art journaling hangout on Google with Amy Maricle a few months ago. She has some really helpful things on her website, so make sure you go and check it out. 

Today looking through a spread I did during that time I decided to take my pens out and start the transformation process. 

Here's the page I decided to transform. 

First I switched directions and turned the journal on it's side. The circles definitely looked like roses to me, so roses they became. I added tendrils and leaves. 

After a few layers I added some words.

Viola! It is transformed. 

The really nifty thing about it is this: 

I am transformed as well. 


  1. Very pretty, Linda. And very free, which is always a challenge for me. I love the thought "hanging onto rose memories."

    1. Jeanie, thank you for pointing out to me something I missed. The freedom. You are right. I did feel freedom while playing. Frankly, I was completely reenergized when I finished it.

      I do so miss the flowers when they hibernate. I usually take a trip to see the roses in Elizabeth Park as they are just stunning. This year I didn't make it. So I guess I am holding on to rose memories even more tightly this year.

  2. So happy and spontaneous....beautiful roses and tendrils!

    1. Thanks, Dianne. Your comment about the tendrils made me happy! I especially enjoyed drawing them.


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