|* May 1 - click for detail *|
I started with journaling about what I was doing using a permanent micron pen . . . and then adding photos. The photos I used were already printed out and hanging out on my work table, leftover from another project. The scraps of turquoise blue fabric were left over bits trimmed from a quilt block my friend Helen was sewing together. She was going to toss them out, but I nabbed them for future use! They were also lying on my table. I like them because they remind me of the afternoon I spent with Helen and her quilt guild friends a few weeks ago. They were very kind, showing me how they learned to make a paper pieced pineapple block!!
I added color with watercolor crayons, one of my favorite tools. Click on any photo for details.
I used my water brush to activate the crayons and make the colors *pop*!
As I said in my journaling, I have been doing a lot of photography lately and in fact, have been doing a daily photo journal happily for 141 days!! I've learned a lot and been creative in a different way than par for the course for me. I've met new people as well as conversed with old friends, learned about other countries and about composing my photos, seen tons of really gorgeous photos from all over the world by both newbies and professionals alike. I even learned about Photoshop, Oh man! Blipfoto is the place where you can have a photo journal or just take a peek at what's going on. It is quite amazing.
But, because I was busy doing this new activity and taking tons of photos, plus teaching an online class, running large art swaps and coaching a few students privately . . . my mixed media art slipped a notch. Even though I am part of a few monthly art exchanges, I felt like I was not doing enough mixed media art, at least for me! Art Journal Every Day looks like the "ticket" for me. No expectations, what I do does not have to be finished, just try being creative in a journal for 10 minutes a day for the month of May!
Art Journal Every Day -check it out!!