Each week during February I eagerly awaited each prompt and would sit down for a few minutes here and there to create these pages. They aren't professional quality but they are the perfect summary of ME and where I'm at right now.
Week 5 - The doodle border;
This page is unfinished. I can't think of a way to finish it and I'm not really happy with how it turned out, but it was live and learn - so lets call this an experiment that needs more and move right along!
Week 6 - Inspired by Pinterest;
I stumbled across this pin on Pinterest and set out to draw my own freehand - the finished page looked pretty cool. Anyhow on the back of that page I freehand drew a top half to the bottom half & was having major issues with the face. Instead I used a stamped image and coloured her in - super, super impressed how it ended up with all the added washi strips.
Week 7 - repeated shapes;
I actually FOUND a use for those hexie shapes I invested in for quilting! This was a basic page and was playing with watercolour rainbows. It was actually really therapeutic for me as I was having a stressful week.
Week 8 - Add a flap to your tip in (which is an extra flap in itself)
This was about the time that life started getting away on me. That stress from the previous week collided and I sat staring at the page wondering what the heck I could do. In the end, I grabbed a green paint chip and stuck some frogs on it. Frogs make me smile and at one point I had a collection of them floating around - so this makes me smile when I look at it. Even if it is a little childlike in appearance.
On the back of the tip in & remembering that my original flap wouldn't hold much mixed media, I kept it simple with a few stencils, some paint and modelling paste and I added a couple of vintage book tags that Kirsty gifted me for Christmas. The chicken made me smile & I though the joke was rather apt. Again not perfect, but perfect for how I was feeling *that* week!
And lastly for this same week, this was on the back of the original flap. I painted it blue with a Tim Holtz dabber and stuck in a Harry Potter card I had floating in my junk drawer. I though it was rather fitting considering that was the week I finished the 7th book of the series!
Do you ever keep movie memorabilia like this? I am notorious for keeping stuff like it!
Week 9 - Recycled Art;
Remains unfinished at this point in time. I've been struggling with this page, but the more layers I add the more I like it. For the pictures, I had kept an order form from the Wilderness Society asking to look after the planet, I was happy to oblige and I thought they might appreciate the fact I have used the pamphlet rather than throwing it in the bin.
The other pictures I got from a Frankie magazine. Oh and that bit on the left is a Book depository bookmark I cut down, it has frogs (what a surprise! and a duck & some fish on it)
So after two months I have to say I am really enjoying this project. My pages aren't anywhere near the quality of some peoples but for me right now - it is just right. I feel my art journalling is taking a backward step to the basics and the whole reason I started in the first place - to utilise what we have on hand, to recycle where possible and to play with art supplies.