It has been a few months since I have done an art journal update. I follow the blog A Year In The Life of an Art Journal, which provides prompts twice a month. This year has been more challenging for me. The style and approach is different - last year the prompts were based on songs but this year is seems to be more photo based. I find myself doing less free drawing/painting and more collage/mixed media. I love mixed media but it is a challenge to get my "thoughts" on the page. I suppose that is the point of the prompts and why I make this journal a regular part of my art homework.
The Stuff: imagery
The Technique: paint/doodle
The Stuff: Pictures or words from magazines
The Technique: mask/stencils
The Prompt: My favorite things
The Stuff: lists and ephemera
The technique: pockets
The background is from a Valentine's Day picture Gene colored for me.
The Prompt: childhood memories
The Stuff: glimmer mist and paint
The Technique: silhouettes
This was a just for fun page. I had extra red and yellow paint and cleaned my brushes on the background so I wouldn't be wasting. I really like the combination of textures with the paint, the chalk pastels, and vintage sheet music.
The Stuff: list favorite things
The Technique: brown paper
The Prompt: everyday
The Stuff: receipts, newspaper, headlines, clothing tags, photos of your day
The Technique: journaling