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A layer a day - A spread a week: week 48

Hello Lovely Butterflies!

This week it's Butterfly Squad member Corrie who will talk you and inspire you for our 'A Layer A Day, A Spread A Week Challenge'. Keep reading to see how she starts by twisting the wording of the challenge around!

Now in case this is the first time you read about the challenge, check out the first blog post on the subject here, where we explain what it is all about.

You can join the fun at any time on the France Papillon and Creative Butterflies facebook group, where lots of alad spreads and in between layers get shared, which will definitely help your mojo to be inspired!

week 48

What makes you think?

This is what Corrie has to say about her challenge:

The question in my case should be 'what doesn't make you think', because I am one of the world's worriers. But what makes me think the most is the state of the world. I know, that is a big statement but I am thinking of the injustice, wars, money being spent in the wrong places, the rich getting richer, the poor getting poorer...need I go on? You see there is a lot to worry about. I try to not think about it too much because it will ruin my life; I also do not read any papers. I just sometimes catch the news when my husband is watching, but I try to avoid that too.

So I hope my way of seeing things isn't taking away your enthusiasm to play along with us this week and I would like you to think about what makes you think. It can be positive too and let that thought inspire you when you make your art journal spread. I can't wait to see what you create !

Of course I will be sharing my pages throughout the week and the whole spread will be finished next week !

Please share your layers on the France Papillon and Creative Butterflies facebook group ! If you have any questions about this weeks prompt or anything else, please let me know and I'll do my best to answer them..

Have fun !

Have fun


Here are some wordings to help you further:

We all have those triggers that get our minds in overdrive.

Sometimes that overdrive is questioning, analyzing, sometimes that overdrive is daydreaming and visualizing. So what gets you to think could be so many things and it can take your thinking all over the place going from very positive to down right depressing!

What tends to take your thoughts away? And were is it taking it? When you're driving your car, ironing or doing the dishes? Which thoughts are recurring? Are you going in circles with your thoughts, do you have the feeling you can not get out of going in spirals?

Have a thought about your thinking (duh ;) ) and trust all of that thinking to your journal.

One of my favorite things about art journaling is that, once I've put those thoughts down, I can move on to something else. As if freeing up space on my hard drive or in this case, my brain!

And very often when I go back to read my journal, it is giving me insight in my subconscious, which helps me to understand my own thinking and thinking process.

This all sounds very intricate and as if I'm analyzing instead of arting. But the process is very organic and it just happens.

So the message here would be: think, let it sink in, art it out and let it go! Don't overthink the thinking!

Sounds complicated? Just have a tea or a cappuccino, go for a walk and fill your journal with the breathing of your heart.

You got this!

Saadia made another one of her super collages mixed media spreads for last week's challenge, combining several stamps to convey her message.

Curious how she did it? Check it out in the Facebook group!

Products used by Saadia:

Click on the images to shop!

DecoArt media fluid acrylics Carbon black, Pyrrole red, Pyrrole orange

DecoArt media gesso

Ranger’s jet black Archival ink

Uniball signo gel pen white


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