Artful Readers Club
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Find at least one geocache in all 72 UK counties
Sketchbook Project 2012
Seeing all 30 NHL teams play
Visiting all 30 NHL arenas
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Artistic Licence CJ
Rock Resurrected CJ
Take Ten CJ
UKStampers CJ #3
Fabric Round Robin
UKStampers CJ #2
I know! it's not like me at all. Just call me super blogger!
So - this is a highly unusual (for me) art journal page. None of my usual collaging over bright acrylic painted backgrounds. Instead I thought I would have a first (and quite possibly last :) ) attempt at actually painting something half recognisable with watercolours.
I'm not entirely sure I was successful at that! But never mind, it was fun to work on in front of the telly for a couple of evenings.
Here it is before I added the journalling:
Once again, it has been a shameful length of time since I last worked in this journal, 5 weeks in fact. And once again I have the fantastic A Year In The Life Of An Art Journal blog to thank for spurring me into action.
Their current prompt is:
THE PROMPT: Memory Lane THE SONG: You're Gonna Miss This by Trace Adkins Written lyrics HERE PRODUCT/TECHNIQUE: photo of a road I ended up pretty much ignoring the song, which was nice enough but didn't really resonate with me, and I painted my road instead of using a photo - but I did journal about my "memory lane"
You probably can't read what I wrote, I wrote it tiny for a reason - but the jist is that I'd rather not reminisce down Memory Lane, as there's a lot down there I'd prefer not to remember - but instead I'm concentrating on the road ahead, the path not yet trodden, and trying to build up a new store of good memories to cancel out the not-so-great ones.