art journal, challenge

>A little bit of this

>And a little bit of that…

Today’s Daily Art Card. One of my girlies again. Very simple this one. I started with the rub-ons by 7Gypsies, painted over it with a watercolour crayon (I scribble first with the crayon then I go over it with a wet paintbrush.) Drew the girl on a piece of Newsprint paper (just found this again this week after a bit of cleaning up!), coloured her in with colour pencils before glueing her on the card. Smeared oil pastel around the edges of the Newsprint and then doodled the borders with Sharpie and PosterPaint Marker (for the white.)

This next image is something different. I had already done Kira‘s challenge for the first week on a loose cardstock to be swapped but never actually did a page in my own journal. So that’s what I decided to do with this one. I picked random bits of paper (mostly Japanese papers from a little package I had received before Christmas.) I stapled and glued them on the page and then dry-brushed some white acrylic to give everything a more uniform look. Punched 2 holes on the right side and set 2 eyelets with my Crop-o-Dile. Threaded a ribbon through them to make a bow. Glued an envelop on the left side and cut a piece of cardstock to fit into it. Attached a little cardstock tab to the piece. And then I re-wrote my goals for the year. You can see them here since I didn’t change them. This page isn’t like any of the others I’ve done so far but I like it.

And last but not least, my page for Emily‘s second word prompt. This time the word was FEEL. There was so much I could have done here, so much I could have written. I decided to keep it simple. Focus on the positive. I try to do this as often as possible. It’s not always easy. There are days where I want to give up and just stay into bed all day and cry but what good would that bring me? Not much really. I do let myself get sad, when I need to. But I don’t dwell. I don’t wallow in it. I used to. Now, I always try to look at the good side of the medal. I don’t ignore the bad side but I don’t acknowledge it like I used to.

I really should go to bed. I’ve been feeling a bit under the weather today and I don’t want it to get any worse. Tomorrow should be a fun day: I’m going to the Biodome with my brother so we can both practice taking better pictures with our cool cameras (and to try my tripod!) I’ll show you pictures, if there are any good ones! Goodnight!