Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Summer of Color...Orange!

This is the final color week of Kristin's Challenge, after 8 wonderful, summery, colorful weeks. Wow, that means summer is on the downswing, too, ack!


Orange is not a color I use often (enough!). I rather enjoyed this. And since the bonus was to incorporate a favorite quote, I had to think for a while because I love beautiful quotes from smart people that make me think!  Then I remembered this one, and how I use it often!

As a teacher and a friend, I say this to others that I care about, and I remember it for myself. I believe it is not only important, but necessary to share with and lean on others for help, strength, support, guidance, teachings, experience....

We need not ever be alone, nor feel alone.
Love always, ~kathy

PS.  I used a card to smear and smudge luscious oranges, yellows and whites, then used a stamp by Teesha.

23 comments:

Createology said...

Well said my dear. Orange isn't my favorite color but you have made it look fabulous. This is a wonderful quote and something to remember daily. Enjoy every minute of your waning summer...

DancingMooney ♥ said...

What a beautiful page Kathy! It makes me think of fall, and haunted Halloween houses... yay! I'm not really read for summer to end yet, but I have to admit, spring and fall have become my favorite seasons. ♥ Kudos to you for completing the color challenge, it's always fun looking at your beautiful journal pages. ;)

Netty said...

Fabulous page. I thought I recognised that stamp as I have only just purchased it....lol x

beth said...

teesha stamps....swoon. can you only order them from her site or are they available in stores. gosh i love her and how she journals. what a talent she has...
and i think orange works fabulously for you...it's terrific !!
xo

Mandy said...

This is beautiful..love those smears with the card.....oh and that quote...I use it all the time...I am a teacher and have now home down the path of homeschooling...which is exactly the village raising the child...if you do stuff with other homeschoolers...love your work...xxx

JessiVille said...

I do love this quote and this page! I didn't know the stamp was Teesha Moore's. I should check out her stuff again!
Hugs, Jessi xox

Jenny said...

Oh Kathy, this is beautiful... love the gorgeous background...

Jenny x

Vickie said...

Love the use of orange and yellow, it's wonderful as is the quote. I'm not ready for summer to end either. It's hard to believe its August already, sigh.

Sharon said...

Love your bright and cheery orange and the wonderful (and true) quote.

Lesley said...

A very happy page and a wonderful quote - I shall remember that one and try to use it often.

Your august pages are looking good in your calendar too - only a week to the wedding!!!! You must all be so excited.
x

Kamana said...

that is what i thought when i first saw this ... this is very different for you ... the colour. but i like the vibrancy of it. very much alive!

Liette alias Pixelle said...

oh wouawwwwwwwwww I adore those little houses...it is a nice page you have create...so nice, so fresh..I would like to draw my own houses or buy thoses stamps...you buy it where??

Nancy said...

It sure says fall is on the way....can't believe summer is almost over..
I love your page; you make even orange look good.....

Kristin said...

You are so right! I love this sentiment and your page is Fab! Such beautiful, bold color and texture - makes me want to get out some paints ;) xo

Ophelia said...

Gorgeous page!!! I love it!

Cat said...

Orange IS my fave! I love working with orange tone fabrics...
True quote and great journal page. Smiles, Cat

Liette alias Pixelle said...

thanks a lot for your answer about the stamps...I appreciate it...bye xx

Linda R. said...

I just love your page.. Your rocked the color orange.. It was a tough color for me also..

Lancerika said...

It reminds me of
peaches and mangos,
sunrises and sunsets...
marigolds and zinnias...
a vibrant and sunny page...

lori vliegen said...

wow, three cheers for orange!! now your rainbow is complete!! fabulous page, sweet pea! and that stamp by teesha is per-fect for the quote!! xox

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

I don't use orange that much either. When I looked at my stash of craft paints, I only had two bottles of oranges...I have tons of other colors. I am just not usually drawn to it. But, it was fun playing with it. Great page!

creatingme said...

oh this is nice...and I just love this sentiment. :)

"Art Teacher" said...

I seem to be very much into orange these days and I am not sure why so I loved this page. I am almost painting my room orange... but not. Hope you are enjoying vacation. It is back to school with kids next week. How can that be. Enjoy.