Saturday, July 4, 2015

Days 183 - 184, Catching up my journal pages

      Day 183 and not much time for art stuff.  I did finish one tile for Adele Bruno's string challenge.  My brother and I have gotten "addicted" to this awesome game, A Ticket To Ride, and lots of time was spent trying to beat on-line opponents.  Not all together successfully, but that is another story.  For Adele's challenge I used tripoli, tracery, and tearce.  Lots of fun!

      I woke  up to a major downpour of rain.  The thunder rolled in the distance and I rolled back over for a bit.  What better to do? After a later rising, I decided I would get  all four of the journal pages (Journal52) that I was behind in done.  So began day 184.  I would save the new one that came out today for later.  Four in one day would be enough.  I recently purchased a cool book, Zen Doodling Mandalas and found some inspiration for one of my pages.  While I didn't copy it exactly, I do admit to being heavily inspired.  The prompt was "the four elements".
    The prompt for week 25 was "questions and answers".  I took some rubber cement and scribbled out two questions that seem to head up a lot of my thoughts lately.  There is alot in my life and in the world around me, that cause me to ask, "why? when?".  I painted over the dry rubber cement and then peeled it off.  Kind of fun.  My page has the questions, but there is no answer part to it. The answers aren't there for now.
     For week 19 (way back then) we were to go ourside and do something "outside, in".  Nope.  Not happening.  Okay, today is the obvious reason - the massive rain.  But even if it were pretty, I wouldn't work outside.  We have these little demon possessed bugs that occaisionally attack.  I cannot swat and draw or paste.  So I did my ouside from inside.  I found a nice quote about lilacs and used that to inspire the rest of the page.  I loved my mom's lilac bush.  The memory is a fragrant one.
     "Small Success" was the theme for week 23.  I could not for the life of me think of anything.  Whenever an idea popped in my brain, I would follow it up with"yes, but that was huge".  So I found a quote and wrote a bit about getting my art work published in a book.  Which by the way was in no way small.  I nearly had a coronary when I found out.  Uh . . . can I insert that it is happening again?? I have been contacted by another book and it going to include some of my art work.  I am clearing my throat and trying to look sheepish, but it is hard to do dancing around the room.
      I know this has been incredibly long winded!  Sorry.  But thank you so much for coming over to my corner of the web and saying hello.  Your comments make my day and bring me so much sunshine - really need that today.  Love and blessings to all!

1 comment:

  1. I love how you combined tripoli and tracery. Great work on your journal. :-)


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