GRATITUDE - things that we take for granted, someone else is praying for. - page by Cristina Parus @ creativemag.ro

The things you take for granted someone else is praying for

Most often than not, our busy lives prevent us from looking around at the little things that bring us joy. Being in a continuous state of disatisfaction and disappointment is what keeps us blindfolded from not seeing what’s right in front of our eyes: life ain’t that bad. Things are not that dramatic as they seem at first. People around us have more soul that we want or expect once we get to know them deeply. But sometimes the more we try to get to …

The Quoted Pages - Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature - Gerard De Nerval - by Cristina Parus @ creativemag.ro

The Quoted pages – Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature

Today I stumbled upon a card illustrating blooming poppies. I said to myself that those would make a fine collage in my journal. I cut a few blooming poppies and a few poppy bods to match them together, and glue them down on the page, leaving some space for lettering. I misaligned the word “blossoming” and went with it on the other page. But even so, I like this page, and I like the message: Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature – Gerard De …

Japanese Quince and Baby's Breath Spinea by Cristina Parus @ creativemag.ro

Japanese Quince and Baby’s Breath Spinea

Almost April? Already? I can’t believe how fast March went by! And because I love my Japanese wall calendar, for this page I got inspired from the March calendar illustration, some beautiful blooming red Japanese Quince flowers. Aproape aprilie? Deja? Nu-mi vine sa cred cat de repede a trecut luna martie! Si pentru ca iubesc calendarul meu de perete cu flori japoneze, am ales ca aveasta pagina sa fi inspirata de ilustratia din calendar a lunii martie, o ramura cu flori de gutui inflorite. I had …

Skeleton Flowers

This flower is called Diphylleia Grayi and it’s better known as the skeleton flower. These flowers are normally white, but they turn transparent if rain hit their petals. Pretty amazing, isn’t it? So I thought it would be nice to paint them in my art journal.  Aceasta floare se numeste Diphylleia Grayi si este mai bine cunoscuta ca floare schelet. Aceste flori sunt albe in mod normal, dar devin transparente o data ce picaturile de ploaie le ating petalele. Uimitor, nu-i asa? Asa ca m-am gandit ca …

Joyful Abstract Flowers by Cristina Parus @ creativemag.ro

Joyful abstract flowers

For today I went back into childhood when all seemed so easy and perfect and I created this simple page with abstract round flowers. I drew then directly with a black roll pen and then I started to add color using Faber Castell gelatos. For the bottom background I even used the metalic Faber Castell gel stick set of 6 metalics, which has a rich texture and great coverage!  Astazi m-am intors in copilarie cand totul parea atat de usor si perfect, si am creat aceasta …