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Thursday, February 3

Resolution 2011: Art Journal Day 4

I haven't worked in my Art Journal for a few weeks, but I don't feel guilty about it. I've been thinking about it just haven't felt like it.

Yesterday afternoon was a little crummy - spent not getting along with my child. So when his father got home from work, they went out on the snowmobile and I went to my studio and created this page in my journal -- afterward I did feel much better.

I had saved this round piece of cardboard from the inside of a roll of tape wanting to use it for something in my crafts - and this is how it ended up making its entrance!

First I created an underpainting on the watercolor paper with watercolor and acrylic paints. When I was satisified with that I covered it with a piece of tissue paper and gel medium to protect it.

Then I started gluing and painting and sticking things on. I got the title "art saves" from Jenni Doh, but it was pretty fitting since I was in a crummy mood when I started and a not so crummy mood when I finished. I like the little rub-on I added underneath the title "100% guarenteed".

Loving the no pressure attitude I have to my art journal. It sits quietly on the corner of my work table, patiently waiting for the moment when it will get some attention. I set aside scraps, supplies etc. on top of it that I think will be fun to work with when I get a little block of time to devote. I'm very happy with the results of this Resolution 2011 so far!

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4 comments:

  1. That's such a beautiful page in your art journal! Very inspiring!!

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  2. A really fabulous journal page Catherine. I love the sentiments behind it too!

    Jennie

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  3. this is lovely catherine, the no pressure bit does really help....and you get such lovely surprises from just having stuff laying about to use....

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