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Dream Big!

Erin Bassett - Art Journal - Dream Big1


Here's another page from my art journal.

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I started off by applying clear gesso (one of my current favorite things) over the entire page of book text and then sketching out my words.  I then painted in the background and "BIG" and then used my ZIG Millennium pen to write "dream" and outline "BIG".  I used stamps for the "don't stop!!!" and then spattered the whole page with paint.

Really for me the most important part of this journaling page is the "don't stop!!!"  Sometimes it takes a loooooong time and a lot of work for dreams to happen, but the important part is not to give up!

Erin Bassett - Art Journal - Dream Big

Now, most of you know that I've been helping Warner Brother's promote voting for 2 Broke Girls in The People’s Choice Awards of 2012. In 2 Broke Girls they realize that dreams may come true through an honest day’s work. Max and Caroline’s dream is opening their own cupcake business...and that got me thinking about my own dreams...ones that I'm going to journal about on the page opposite this one.  I like to write my goals and dreams down.  When you later look back at them you can see how far you've come and really soak in the blessing and gratitude.

I also love I may add some of these too:

"Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up."  -Thomas Alva Edison

"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all."  -Dale Carnegie

Oh, and just a reminder, if you haven't voted for your favorite TV shows yet, go do it now! :)   Here's the link!


Disclosure: I have been hired by Warner Bros. WBWord division to promote WBTV shows nominated in the People's Choice Awards.