All November I am coming from a place of Gratitude.  Sometimes we lose sight of that and in this month of Thanksgiving it is a reminder to us all.  I am ever so thankful I started that “Let it Go” Journal last weekend that I shared yesterday.  This is my “practice what I preach” journal where I am going to just play and release.  So yesterday morning here was the page I quickly created which became my concept for last night’s Mixed Media Monday:


using this DecoArt Color Palette:


and here is the 11 X 15 I painted from that…..


MATERIALS LIST: Journal – Strathmore Mixed Media Vellum Surface Windpower, Paints & Gesso – DecoArt (Americana – Sea Glass, Banana Cream, Whispering Turquoise, Melon, Marigold, Foliage Green, Light Avocado, Warm White, and Graphite), Templates – DecoArt, FrogTape, Paint Pens – Montana


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This page just felt right from start to finishing all the little details….


Remember to join the Facebook Group HERE and share your projects!  This week our official November Creative Dare will be announced.  Our theme is Gratitude and I will be ever so mindful of that this month as we bring in Thanksgiving and my family.  I am grateful for every Monday night I share with you all and the days that follow where you share your work inspired from this one little night.  Today I start my day with a smile, calmness of mind, coolness of emotions and a heart filled with Gratitude from Mixed Media Monday ♥


“To be upset about what you don’t have is always a waste of what you do have.  The happiest and most successful people aren’t the luckiest, and they usually don’t have the best of everything; they just make the most of everything that comes their way.  The reason so many people give up is because they tend to look at what’s missing, and how far they still have to go, instead of what’s present, and how far they have come.


I LOVE when I log in the next morning and see posts like this:

Sandy:  “So I painted after watching Tracy today I actually selected my colours while watching her paint.. I had planned on using my new stencils I received for my birthday so this was perfect for what I had planned for today.. So Tracy said to let it go so I did and just went with what she had done.. Tracy dared us to make something with one of her selected colour schemes and to put on the page something with gratitude.. Well I am grateful to Tracy for showing me the world of mixed media and watercolour. I would not be doing any of this if it was not for the weekly lessons on ustream. So the quote on my page is. “At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us”. Thanks Tracy for lighting that flame..”