I missed it yesterday!!!
For today, I just finished this… I found the instructions on Pinterest. It said to use old watercolor paintings but I used bits and pieces of what I had…. Not sure I’m done with this one… It might make a reappearance later.
I had no time/energy to work on anything today so I thought I would share this painting I did last month for Day 3!!
Reminds me of a quote: “Be yourself. Just be yourself about your art and everything else.”
Fly your flag… BE YOURSELF.
I have a lot of half-finished paintings and drawings and other things in my art room. I don’t mean to abandon them. If I don’t finish them quickly I’ll either get distracted or lose interest or something else will happen (like getting sick). Then I won’t get back in there for a day or two and by the time I manage to visit my art room again I’m ready to work on something else.
Happens all the time.
So thinking about Art Every Day Month, I wanted to look around for some new techniques to try. New things that were not too involved. Quick art projects that could be finished in a day or so. With materials I already had.
Collage with printed background:
Another journal page:
Collage and lettering. Still working in my journal. Still love it! Have a great day! (wish I was wordier today)
to hang on to some stuff, even when you don’t know why.
The other day, I was hanging out in my art room and came across something that I’m sure is at least 6 years old. I knew I wasn’t crazy about it when I made it but for some reason, I had kept it. I had made this collage around the time I was ‘laid off’ from my job and I remember trying to choose papers and wording that meant something to me. Anyway, I made this collage and………. didn’t like it.
So I thought at the time “I wonder what would happen if…”. I dug out some acrylic paint and painted hearts, and then painted the negative space around the hearts… THEN I outlined the hearts in white paint and added the green dots with my fingers.
Then left it alone until last week when I found a piece of white matting and a frame…
Turns out that I like it… not exactly museum worthy but hey…
Have a great day!
I don’t have any new gelato pages to share today. I’ll have to work on some this weekend. Maybe add more lettering and even collage. I’m just obsessed with my journal. Like I said, it goes all over the house with me. Kitchen table. Couch. Art table. I think its proving to be a decent project for me since I’m home a lot. The only thing is my journal pages don’t look like other people’s journal pages… like you see in magazines or online. Or in how to videos. The videos are so cool but I digress.
I’m very much a routine person, a ‘rut’ person. I’ll create the same type of thing over and over until I’m sick of it and then lay it down for a while and move on to something else. With this art journaling thing I have going, I haven’t gotten sick of it yet. But it is forcing me to think beyond my habits and maybe push a little bt. A little.
Used stencils with this page. Need to work on more colorful backgrounds. Its one of my favorite quotes!
I am really enjoying using my art journal. I used my 40% off coupon and that made it all the better.
It really catches all my attempts at art journaling. I have watercolor pages, collage pages, pencil pages and lettering pages. Some turned out ok …. some not so much.
Try as I might, its not going to look like the magazines! There are some wonderful artists out there! I’ve even found great artists on Facebook.
Here are a few examples from my art journal: I’ll post a few pictures here and then use a few more later on.