Art Everyday Month has begun. I started on the first with beginning to decorate the cover of a journal. My intention is to use the journal to create in every day. Beginning with the AEDM challenge and continuing with CED's monthly challenge. I create most everyday but have been horrible about blogging it. Thus the choice of entering the month challenge. I want to blog my creativity every day, even the days I journal in part or a full page. Below are some images of what I did yesterday. I will post today's images later on today.
The above image is of a mixed media visual journal by Strathmore. I love these journals, they come in two sizes (and other style papers). This is the smaller one. Mixed media paper is thicker and easier to experiment with the different forms of media to create with. The cover is the typical Strathmore yellow cover, so I painted it -front and back in a warm yellow color. I added some gesso before painting to give the cover some more strength. Sometimes I just glue the first page to the cover for strength. I may still do that later. That is the fun of free creating, I can change things anytime I want. LOL
The two images above are a mailbox I am painting. I am doing some experimenting with the greens in the folk art outdoor paint line, to find some good combos for leaves and frogs. I like the duller colors on the black more than the brighter colors. Color pops so much on black, that the brighter colors seem almost too bright. More work on it later today.
Work continues on the addition to the studio for teaching classes more comfortably. I am so excited about it. I will post some pictures soon. I always intend to post them, just not good at it.
Here I Go . . .
Until Next Time