Thursday, July 13, 2017

Journal weeks 27 and 28 combined


I have been following a journal prompt a week for about a year and a half.  It was getting rather stale to me and I decided to look for a different journal group.  I found Art Journal Prompts on Facebook and I have jumped right in.  Week 27 asked us to use gold.  Week 28 asked us to rework an existing page.

I have combined the two prompts into one page.  The top photo is a torn paper stitched collage.  It wasn't going anywhere.  I colored copied it as it is kind of fragile.  I added some green acrylic paint to the lower part and hated it.  I removed most of it and am much happier.  I also added my favorite tree shape that I covered in gold swirls.  Since the acrylic paint had too much coverage I used Inktense pencils to add more color in other areas.

I wrote 'be still' repeatedly in cursive around the top of the tree.  That seems to be my mantra this year.  Those words fill me with trust and calm.