art journal

>Musing about art

>Some days, if it weren’t for my Daily Art Card, the Deck of Me and Art Journal Challenges, I think I wouldn’t create anything. Other days, I create so many things, I wonder where I find the time and energy for it.

Here are some of the above mentioned creations from the last few days.

The Deck of Me card. The theme was Someone or something you miss… Sometimes, I miss my beautiful long hair… You can’t see it but on the upper left corner, there’s an eyelet with lots of fibers hanging from it. Like a pony tail!

Monday’s daily art card. Using up some rub-ons I have (and am tired of seeing!) Metallic gel pens are my new favourite pens to use lately. All around the border, I wrote Smell The Flowers.

Tuesday’s daily art card. The background is layers of watercolour crayons, gel pens, coloured chalk and oil pastels. And then I searched through my stash and found the monkey picture. The other pieces of ephemera just followed. This one makes me smile.

Finally, a page for the Art Journal Challenge. The inspiration word was FLY. I had first done something on the page with lots of rub-ons and it didn’t turn out the way I liked. So I gessoed everything lightly, re-wrote the words with indian ink and a dip pen, stamped the bird and nest with StazOn and then had fun with oil pastels, my white Poster Paint marker and a pencil. Now I like the result.

The landlord came to change my water heater this morning. Yay! I have hot water again! And now it’s rust-free! Woohoo! Thank you Universe!