Month: April 2015

Journal 52 marches on

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I’m catching up…I likely won’t lap anybody in the speed department, but I’m getting there…

Week 2

This is Week 2 – Just Be. I was spraying ink on the page that will be Week 3 and got it on this page too, so I went with that. I had been having trouble with this prompt because it reminded me too much of the phrase, “it is what it is” which I DETEST. I mean OF COURSE it is! What the hell ELSE would it be!

Anyway…Once I got over myself, this came out pretty well. I’m trying to work in different color combinations and I think I need more work on my “not bright” color schemes. (Not “neutrals”, exactly, but still…)

Week 4

This is Week 4 -Silhouettes. It’s a pretty straightforward idea , to create a silhouette from a stencil. I thought of some deep stuff  about how “time leaves shadows”, but really, I just like stencils a LOT and I AM trying not to dig myself too deep into the “what does it MEAN?” pit.

Week 16

This is Week 16 – Collage crazy. This basically started with the two new colors of paint I bought and just went from there. I tried not to overthink it too much and just pasted down the most recent things I clipped from magazines that I happened to have handy. I think it’s OK for coming from what was just in front of me, and it almost even makes sense!

The end result of all this is that I had fun playing with paint and stuff.

And I’m going to do it again!

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The new book everyone is talking about.

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world of artist

I pre-orderd this book because I don’t always want to see how artists make their journal pages…I just want to see their pages sometimes. It’s like I can peer between the covers of THEIR journals and get inspired by the fact that there seem to be infinite possibilities for pages to make.

Even if I can’t draw.

I have no ambition to get any of my pages into a book someday. I just play. And playing makes me happy.

That is SO enough for me – but this is a very good book.

1000 pages

I have the first one too. Love them both…

More Journal 52

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Week 1

I’m still working on the Journal 52 prompts for 2015 and while I’m not completely “caught up” I have kept going, which is really the point, right?  This is from Week 1: Pathways. I had fun with watercolor paint on this. My favorite part is the texture from the gesso that makes the bark of the tree. I’d like to say that I planned that, but NOPE!

Week 12

This is from Week 12: Inspiration Board. I could wax poetic about my love for coffee (and I will make MANY more pages about my love for the bean…) but this was just fun to make. I actually worked on this while having coffee in a local coffee shop (OOOH!). This was colored with watercolor pains and I used pieces of an old calendar and candy wrappers on it.  Makes me want a fresh cup!

Week 7

Week 7: Valentines. While I can feel conflicted about the subject, that never stops me from getting my “mushy” on. Hearts are just fun shapes to work with. And have no doubt, I am wildly, completely, overwhelmingly in love with someone…I’m just too cool for Hallmark sentiment. Looking forward to making more pages this weekend.

A new Journal 52 prompt comes out every Friday.