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Finger Pointing – February 21

21 Feb

Hi! Miki here with some beautiful pages to share with you. I’ve enjoyed browsing through all of the different galleries this morning. Love all of the inspiration and eye candy. Each one of my choices has inspired me by their message and/or their art. As Albert Einstein once said, “Creativity is contagious. Pass it on.” So here we go!

First up is One Year Ago by Cinderella. How sweet is this and what a unique way to chart the growth of your child! Love the black and white photos of the hand holding the little feet. When my kids were little they stood next to the wall and we marked the height and date on the growing board. But it would have been so nice to have a visual image to compare year to year. They do grow up too fast! Also love the flow of pinks and greens and the repetition of the circles and all the hugs and kisses. Thank you for sharing your beautiful artwork with us!



Nature by Barbara Houston caught my eye immediately in the gallery. The orange flower pops against the green and blue background. Love the amazing brush work and blending! Barbara is doing a series of pages with inspirational quotes and the words “not to shrink down to less, but to blossom into more” by Oprah Winfrey rings loud and clear today. This page is truly inspirational!

My husband and I have been watching the Winter Olympics. The dedication, endurance and strength of the athletes is impressive. Love this take on the Olympics, Winter Games by geoleoan. The thrill of skating and determination shows on his face. Love the vertical design, blues and browns and the frosty blue snowflakes. I also love the faint vertical stripe in contrast to the “bokeh” circles on the opposite side. Wonderful inspiration!

Entering the Panama Canal at Dawn by jw oozes with tranquility and serenity of the sunrise. Love how the photo fills the page and the partial image of the boat highlights the people catching a glimpse of this spectacular event. The golden tones of the sunrise brings hope to a new day. Also love the vertical strips drawing the eye to the title. Beautiful!

Choises by Lady22 is up next. How cute is this little face! Love the message here, words for everybody to live by. It sure looks like he was up to something. A beautiful clean block design that puts the focus on the image. Gorgeous!

Love the simple design of Relax by Loulou31! Also love the pop of orange and repetition of circles. Just one word is needed. Relax! This has become my mantra for the day. Relax, relax, relax, relax and enjoy the moment!

Hope you enjoyed the inspiration today. I’m ready to take on the day!


Finger Pointing – February 6

6 Feb

Hi everyone! I’m Miki and this is my first post for Gallery Standouts and I’m excited to be part of this group! After spending so much time (most of the morning) browsing the galleries, all I can say is … Wow! So much inspiration and talent! Here are my picks for today.

First Love by frani_54 caught my eye immediately. I’ve always been a fan of Fran’s work and this is no exception. Beautiful journaling about her first love, ballet, and the dedication and dream to become a ballerina. Love the star framing the tutu and slippers with the smaller stars scattered around. The art strokes flow like the movement of a dancer. And of course all of the pink love!

Love the clean design and all the white space on this page, Sleepy Ave, by Heidi Nicole. A quiet moment captured and documented. I also love the balance of the photo, tag and ribbon against the striped paper. Simply beautiful!

Next up is Excitement by grammy1971. Love how she is documenting a special upcoming event and the anticipation she’s feeling. A beautiful design and color palette. The stitched heart is perfect, encapsulating all the love!

When I saw this sweet face I cracked up laughing! Love all the color and energy found in Random by Rochelle 86. Fabulous brush work and blending, also! Lots of fun here that will keep me smiling the rest of the day!

I adore this page, My Little Love, by sylvia. The photo captures a beautiful smile that is so contagious. Again, the simple design with the pop of layered pink frames draws the eye right to the focus of the page, the gorgeous smile. The title is supported by the tiny little bug on the opposite side. Also love how the design is set against the striped paper. A happy page!

My last pick is You’re Stronger Than You Think by caapmum. What a great message! Love the sunset photos of the beach and the single figure embracing the sun. The banner and art stroke  moves the eye around the bold words of the title. I also love the balance created on the left side of the page with the tabs and flowers. Beautiful inspiration!

Hope you enjoyed the picks and inspiration for today!