Art Journal Peek: Act as if…

Today let’s take another peek into my art journal, shall we? It’s just one spread but with a few photos of the details. You know I like to go in close and zoom in on the details, weather it is flowers in nature or words on a page.

Art Journal Detail: Act as IF and magic will happen by iHanna

I like that saying that proclaims that if you act as if, you will be become that way – in a positive way. That’s why I wrote it on this page, just as a little note to myself…

Act as if! Act as if you’re a wealthy [wo]man, rich already, and then you’ll surely become rich. Act as if you have unmatched confidence and then people will surely have confidence in you. Act as if you have unmatched experience and then people will follow your advice. And act as if you are already a tremendous success, and as sure as I stand here today – you will become successful.
Jordan Belfort

If you don’t believe it, here is a fact that might make you change your mind: When we are happy, we smile. However, the reverse also occurs: we smile, and so we are happy – because smiling literally increases blood-flow to the brain. I think that is something to think about.

I wish I could remember this quote every day, because then I would act as if I was super cool and had loads of money a lot more! ;-)

Here is the whole spread, where I have been using both acrylics and watercolors, and cut out a whole bunch of doodles from my other notebooks:

A peek into iHanna's Art journal once again - more details on the blog

Art Journal Detail: Night time Owl is Up by iHanna

Art Journal detail: Doodles cut out by iHanna

Art Journal Detail:  dots and stripes by iHanna

Thanks for letting me share, now the night owl in me is tired. Time for bed.

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8 Responses to Art Journal Peek: Act as if…

  1. Lynda Shoup says:

    The sentiment is powerful and easy. Like you, I find myself wondering why it is so hard to remember some days. This is not one of those days, however, for you have given me a great reminder wrapped in a beautiful visual package. I’m really fond of your color scheme and the fact that you added snippets from elsewhere. That’s a great idea and way to use those little bits that aren’t flourishing where they are. Thanks for that idea as well.

  2. Jill says:

    Love your art journal pages! What a perfect little owl!

  3. So charming! I love all the pink and doodled flowers. I will try to keep your quote at the top of my mind today because I could use a bit of magic :)

  4. Barb says:

    These journal pages are really creative. The quote is great and I like all the different treatments you gave the pages.
    Barb J.

  5. Debi says:

    I love your page and all you’ve added from the color to the little snippets. So pretty!!

  6. Jana says:

    I love this spread so much <3
    puss & kram!!!

  7. Andria says:

    A happy thought and a happy spread. “Act as if…and magic will happen” is an amazing mantra! (I love your little nighttime label under your owl!)

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