Thursday, February 5, 2015
Catching Up.....Art Journal
Hello there! I mentioned in yesterday's post that I couldn't believe that I was posting two days in a row during the work week, but this might be a record because I'm back with a third post. :) I have been trying to stay true to my word for this year...diligence. But, sometimes life happens and I fall behind on things. I am trying not to beat myself up when this happens, but strive to get caught up. At work, I have been staying ahead with my lesson plans and various things I prepare each week. This is keeping me from having to bring my work home on the weekends. I have been falling behind on some things at home though, so that has been my focus the past few days....catching up at home. Today I decided to get caught up on my Documented Life Art Journal project. You may remember these pages I shared at the beginning of January.....
Well, those pages were the only ones that I had completed. I had started on some others but had not finished them. Well, that changed today! I completed three more today and that just leaves the one for January 31st. I plan to get it done over the weekend. I'll share the pages I completed tonight.
The challenge for January 10th was to use gesso. I had never used gesso before, so I had to order some from Amazon and wait for it to arrive to do this page, so that's when I fell behind. Anywho, I painted the pages with gesso and let them dry and then I used watercolor paints to complete the pages. The journal prompt was the beginning is always today. I chose to represent this with a moon and sun.
The challenge for January 17th was The Color Wheel and the prompt was a quote by Georgia O'Keefe....
"I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way . . . “
I chose to paint circles, changing colors as I went. I doodles shapes around the grey edges and wrote a few quotes with white a Sharpie paint marker around the circles.
I like how it turned out...:)
The January 24th challenge was writing and the prompt was words with friends. I found an inspiration picture online and used it as a guide. The ladybug holds significance for my best friends and I. Please ignore my goofy back legs....my ladybug looks more like a cricket! LOL!
I found a saying I liked via Pinterest and went with it. I feel like words aren't always necessary with true friendship. Do you know what I mean?
I am no artist, but I have had fun with these challenges. I am happy to be caught up and am hoping to get started on some embroidery this weekend as well. I haven't had a chance to use any of the supplies I ordered and I'm excited to get started. I hope each of you has a beautiful Friday.
Until next time.....