Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Boot Camp Continues
This is the last page in my paper bag journal. I feel great to have finally finished it. I plan to make a slide show of all the pages sometime this week.
More Creativity Boot Camp
On Day we were introduced to morning pages. Well that was not a new concept for me and its something I already do everyday. So off to the prompts.
For Day 7 the prompt was Fly, a very easy prompt, I decided to switch from birds to butterfly's. Instead of painting the page first I glued down the image and worked from there. I used PanPastels for the background and stamped blue butterfly's using Rangers Adirondak Denim.
Day8's prompt was Ornament and could be interpreted as beauty or grace but I chose to do the page literally. I found this page of vintage ornament wrapping paper and just wrote between the lines. I tried embellishing with my gold pen but alas it was a strikingly different shade of gold.
On day 9 Maegan had us go back to when we first started making art and to regain that sense of play. The prompt was drizzle so I made a fun funky background with a credit card and added this image and then tweaked the background to extend the image. This was fun and I enjoyed the play aspect of it all.
Time in the Garden
I have been working hard the last three days in my little flower garden. It had really become a garden of weeds. I decided that I wanted to spend time there this summer and the time to deal with it was now. After a lot of weeding, digging, clearing and such I manage to plant things in the half that get some sun. In the shady half I am adding a little table and chair so I can sit there on those hot summer days and have a glass of lemonade . It will be like a little nook where I can escape the heat. I still have a lot of work to do but it is heartening to see some progress.