I have had so much fun with this art journal group from Facebook - Journal 52. I have often thought of an art journal, but never really had the inspiration. Well, all that is solve with this group. We get a new prompt every week. I am really enjoying it. My work isn't quite as awesome as some I have seen, but then again, I like what I have done and I am having fun, so that is what counts, isn't it?
Week 3 the prompt was "You Make Me Smile". What makes me smile? I have lots of reasons and things that bring me joy. The problem was deciding what to use. Looking through some pictures for another reason I found this picture of Lakota taken back in the summer when he was enjoying the grass and the summer sunshine. He looked like he was laughing to me. He certainly makes me smile and laugh. I painted the background, used my cricut for some accents and lettering. Then I found some old mylar paper that I thought would be perfect for the balloons. Here you go - one of my reasons to smile.