This week’s Art Journal Adventure prompt was to use a “door” somewhere on the page. I did not have an immediate idea so I consulted my youngest sons, aged 9 and 7, and they had a veritable cornucopia of ideas, some of which were just super-amazing. Unfortunately their ideas called for materials I did not have and – more critically – time I did not possess. I have added their ideas to my long list of creative possibilities for another time but I still had to come up with an idea. Then I remembered the copies of an architecture magazine the multi-talented Claudia McGill had kindly passed on to me and I decided to flick through those looking for images of doors as inspiration. When I found the photo of the red doors I knew I had found my image. I decided it would be the focal point of a grungy sort of collage page. I added the streaks of acrylic (a little too liberally and heavy handedly) to draw attention to the door image and then spattered more of the turquoise paint to create a little more visual cohesion. Finally, I stamped a quotation from John Barrymore on the page: “Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn’t know you left open”. I rather like that idea of happiness seeking one out and joy appearing when not anticipated.