Welcome back to another Season of Get Messy Art Journaling. I’ve taken a few weeks off from posting on my blog, and creating art in general. I had surgery early in September and it has taken me quite a few weeks to recover. But I am on the mend now, and have started the new Season of Dreams.
The journal I have chosen for this season is an altered book that I bought from Ikea a couple of months ago. Its a housing design book and opens flat really well so I bought it specifically for the purpose of using it as a journal. It has some great imagery inside too which will add to my pages. I’m planning on working mostly in an abstract collage style this season. Practicing and refining skills I have learnt in a couple of online course lately – mainly Creatures and Lyrical by ByBun (Roxanne Coble).
My first page uses the quote from week one prompts. I don’t remember my dreams very often and if I do they are kind of hazy and indescribable so I’m probably not going to use ‘dream’ based prompts this season.
Dreams obviously are all blue – right? Well that seems to be my colour of the week or month. If it’s not pink, it has to be blue. Probably more of a coincidence really. This spread was made by choosing pieces of ephemera in coordinated colours, glueing them down with matte medium and then blending paint to form an abstract scene. I then added connecting painted elements to bring it all together. I really like the doodled flower pot – it’s a cut out from a magazine, not my own doodling.
That’s about it for week 1, can’t wait to see what next week’s prompts bring.
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