Sunday, September 16, 2012

Art journaling with prompts

It has been so long since I posted.  I've been busy with everything but art.  This orchid flowered for the longest time by my gate.  Isn't it pretty?  I don't know what kind it is. Below those pictures is a lunch I made for myself... a yummy colorful salad.  Veggies make good pictures due to their vibrant colors.

Art-wise I've had some inspiration at times.  I did purchase the book The Art Journaling Workshop by Traci Bunkers, and I enjoy it a lot.  The book comes with a DVD. There are of course descriptions about materials and procedures.  I really like the prompts she uses.  I haven't gotten through them all, but here are some samples:

The prompt for this one was Get Out of Your Own Way.  I started on one side.  She suggests layers of paint and writing about the subject when needed, and then paint over that if you want it to stay private.  The opposite page I added on my own in response to the prompt. 

This prompt was Purging.  Well, there's a lot to purge.  I vented on the pages, and then I painted over them.  You can still see some writing peeking through.  I added more writing on top.  The peacock is from a greeting card, so the copyright belongs to someone else.  

This one is not from a prompt.  I just winged the sentiment of healthy eating here... :)

Gratitude was the prompt here.  I added all the people, pets, and things I'm grateful for and then added that gratitude is an inside job.  I used some old paperback pages that I glued on and distressed.  I added some old stamps and cutouts as embellishment.
I've been using Omni gel to get some transfers.  They come out ok but are pretty frail around the edges.

What have you been working on?  


Anne said...

Beautiful! I've just found oyur lovely blog, and am now following ~

jinxxxygirl said...

Well sweety you have been busy! I have MISSED you! I hope, hope, hope this means you will be posting more!

I've been stuck on MailArt mostly lately.....being in this apartment with limited supplies has kept the creativity low.......but hopefully knock on wood that is coming to an end...stay tuned!! Hugs! deb

T said...

Sometimes other things just have to be done. I too have been away for two months on a road trip, and now I am back the garden is calling loudly. The days just fall into weeks...

anyway great to see you back Maria.


Kimberly Vanlandingham said...

Wow! you've been busy! Love the great photos...and you do have a beautiful orchid!