Use this IQ+ Card (Inspirational Quote Plus) to get inspiration for your next gelli printing session, art journal page or mixed media project. It is triangular in shape and that means it has at least 3 ways to inspire you.
- Use the inspirational quote: “You don’t need to have it all figured out to move forward.” Wow do I ever need this calming quote right now. As I turned the page on my agenda to May. The quote I had written in the corner was. ” All great changes are preceded by chaos.” Who knew that the quote I randomly wrote each page would hit the mark so precisely. About 10 days ago, my husband finally got word on the job he’s been wanting. We hoped, knew and prayed that this would happen, yet now that the reality of it is staring us in the face suddenly the enormity of the change we are embarking on has weighed us down. There’s the concern about when my husband will be gone. We need to find him a place for a couple months. Then we need to find a summer rental for us for July and August. Spring has sprung so there’s all the yard work. Over 15 bags of leaves later, there’s still edging of the perennial beds and dealing with the weeds. Then there is getting the house prepared to put on the market. Worry that we won’t get what we want for it, as there are so many houses for sale right now. Deciding what we will take with us to BC and what we will sell. Taking pictures, posting to garage sale sites and taking some stuff to the Good Neighbor Store. On top of it all , I am also retiring which means I need to pack up at the school and sell /get rid of/recycle . Multi-tasking doesn’t quite describe what went on this weekend. We were doing it all- yard work, sorting and selling school stuff, massive cleaning , and prepping of home as well as trying to keep calm about those things that aren’t in my control. That’s when I came across this IQ+ card. ” You don’t need to have it all figured out to move forward.” I took a deep breath and just started. I did what I could and let go of those things that I don’t have control of. I remind myself that I don’t have to have every detail figured out ( can you say Type A) . Things will evolve as they should . My husband and I will figure it out as we go. It occurs to me that this quote has extra meaning for those of us who create. I read lots of posts on Facebook from those new or not so new to mixed media saying they are intimidated by the blank page, that they don’t know how to start or where to start. Then there are those posts from people who create backgrounds, but don’t know what to do next. To all of you ( and I am at times in each group) I say just move forward. Do something, anything. You don’t need to know exactly where you will end up. Start . Enjoy the process. Start with one color, one word, anything. Just start.
- Use the color combination or color scheme . The colors of this IQ+ card are full of energy. They are pink, orange, yellow, red-all warm colors. At first look you would describe the color as pink. But when you look closer, you see the different colors peeking through.The black through my segmented swirl stencil both makes the colors pop and subdues them at the same time.
3. Use the patterns/designs and get some great ideas on how to use patterns to create.Notice the segmented swirl pattern. If you look long enough it creates movement and comes to life. This is exactly how I felt this weekend; spinning around. Going in circles. So take in this IQ+ card ‘s inspiration. Allow things to evolve. Let go and “Trust” ( my word for the year) that things will work out. Trust that you will be able to cope with whatever comes. Trust that it will all fall in place. And until it’s done trust that the steps you take, big or small will move you forward, towards your dream. You don’t need to have it all figured out to move forward. Use any or all of the three inspirational prompts to create you own wonderful page. Please be sure to post your creations that were inspired by this deck on the Facebook Group in the Motivation Monday album. allthingsmixedmedia:CreativeKady . I would love you to join the “creationships” that are being developed there.
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