Thursday, February 7, 2013

A Year in the Life of an Art Journal|two


I am happy to be taking part in A Year in the Life of an Art Journal challenge again.
This year the prompts are for photographers as well as art journalers. 
The challenges are given out on the 15th and 30th of every month.
Here is the challenge for January 30th, 2013.
PROMPT: Rainy Day
SHOOTERS: Shoot your mug near a rainy window
Shooters can share their pictures from this prompt on Facebook 02.04
This was the shot I shared for my Monday Mugshot photo.
I was HOPING for rain to get a *perfect* mugshot, but our rain came a week early.  
No worries here! Like Rachel says, you can do whatever you want with the prompts!
(Sharing on Monday Mugshots on fb also)

BOOKERS: drip some paints on your page, 
and share a little bit about what the perfect rainy day looks like to you. 
I think I will actually take pictures of the process of making my page next time, but for now, I will just share some of the materials I used to make my pages. 
  • acrylic paints
  • Faber-Casteel Gelatos
  • Random Alphabet Stickers
  • Tim Holtz Crackle paint
  • gesso
  • Glaze pen for journaling
  • ripped magazine pages
I wanted the background to look like a frosty window on a rainy day.  
I must admit that it looks the way I want in real life, but in this picture -
not so much. 
Journaling Reads: When I think about rain, I think about how the water always seems to come just when we need it.  Rain is soothing to me.  The sound of it...the smell it brings.  Even a good storm brings cleansing.  RAIN is like ART to me.   Soothing, cleansing and always right on time when I need it.

“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.”
~Pablo Picasso

Do you art journal or like taking photos? You can join in on the fun twice a month too!  Just head over to Rachel Whetzel's page to play! 

3 comments:

Denise said...

LOVE your journaling quote. The background of your pages looks so cool.

Sherry said...

Thank you Denise!

Glenda T. said...

I love this quote and thanks for playing with us!!