Welcome to the Art Journaling Monthly Muse! Muse: verb: to reflect deeply on something noun: the source of artistic inspiration Well Hello there JULY! Can you believe we are more than half way through 2017 already! I honestly have never had a year go so fast, but then, this year has been so very full for my family already, so maybe that is why I am feeling that way. This month I decided to take the MUSE a slightly different direction, and engage several of our senses in the inspiration process. Many Art Journalers, including myself, enjoy using quotes in the pages, so I thought this month we could look to quotes for inspiration. Each week I will give you a series of quotes and saying on a specific topic. You can use those quotes to inspire the pages you create this month. If you want to include the quote on your page, you are most welcome to, but it is not required. Perhaps the topic does not speak to your heart, but the typography in one of the quotes, or the color theme used does - feel free to take your page that direction instead (but please tell us what inspired you, I so love hearing how people's own personal muses sing!!) Here are the quotes for this week - all on the theme of NATURE (and there just might be some goodies in the SOSN coming on Wednesday that would fit right in here). NATURE QUOTES MOOD BOARD Here is the page I made with this - can you tell I was yearning to get outside a bit?? It is not as Art Journaly as I usually do - but it is perfect for my quote book! So lets see how you are inspired with these quotes! And remember, you can choose your own quote as well, as long as it fits in the theme of NATURE for this week! NOTE: Available still are the template set from Scrapping with Liz if you decide to go the "Skinny" route, but of course you don't have to you could make a full page. If you do decide to go for the Skinnies but haven't got the template from last month, you can find the templates available HERE. In addition Christa created one cool triangle template that you could use (Christa's awesome template is HERE). Once you are ready to share your page make sure you added to the Art Journaling Gallery HERE and then post it in this thread. To do so, copy the 3rd link on the right hand side of your LO, the one that reads : Share BB Code: and just paste the copied link into your text in the post DO NOT use any icons, no need to click on anything, just copy on the link, then paste it here in your text! We will draw a winner at the beginning of next month, even more incentives for your inspiration! You can use any products in The Lilypad store, make sure you follow our gallery guidelines. GALLERY RULES: Layouts must contain at least 50% TLP products. (Templates count as 15%.) Uploads must be less than 250k. List all credits; no off-site linking allowed. Pages are due last day of the month. If you have any questions at all, feel free to ask!!!