Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Challenges and Projects...

Studio Calico is having a bunch of fun challenges this week, and I am hoping to get all of them done! They are listed on their blog - in case you want to join in! The first one I've completed is Kelly Noel's challenge to use hearts on a layout. I incorporated them into my art journal page for yesterday. I'm still making my way through my December prompts from Kelly Kilmer's class. This was inspired by the prompt from December 25...
The image of the bird is from a Papaya Arts catalog. I also used some dictionary paper, a strip of patterned paper, and the rest is acrylic paint and poster-paint sharpies. I love those sharpies - I wish I could buy them by the case in every color!!!

The next thing I have to share is my first "Artful Amblings" page! I had SO MUCH FUN with this! I decided to use one of my canvas pages. The idea was to journal about what is holding you back creatively, and then cover the journaling up with something positive and affirming...
I journaled about my creative fears, and then partially covered it up with bits of fabric and dictionary papers. I painted the word fearless over the top because that is what I am going to be from now on! Yeayyy! If you want to join in, come on over! The blog post is here, and the forums and gallery are both here. It's a fun group and I think it's going to be an awesome year of art journaling together!!!

I also want to remind everyone that there are still a few days left to do your Fave Fragrance layout for the Fave Things blog. The deadline is January 29th. Click here to check it out.

Tomorrow is the Studio Calico February kit reveal and I'm so excited! From the sneaks that I've seen, this kit is going to be fabulous!

See you again soon for another update - take care and thanks for visiting!

8 comments:

Marit said...

How's your scraproom dear? You made these masterpieces in a clean and organized room or in the middle of the mess.... anyway, these pages are gorgeous again!!! LOVE the bright colours and the red paint on canvas shimmers and shines (gel medium?) I adore it!

rachel whetzel said...

LOVE it!! Your pages always make me happy!! I'm so glad you're in this with me AGAIN this year!!

*reyanna klein* said...

Oh, cool!! You look like you have SO much fun when creating. I need to have more fun like that. Thanks, as always, for the inspiration! :)

Jenneke said...

Michelle, your work is soooo beautiful!!! I visited your blog (secretly) many times and I always thought: if only I could have some of her talent...
And I LOVE your scraproom!!

XXXJenneke

lisa truesdell said...

beautiful pages!! and yay for reveal day. =)

Denise said...

Hey Michelle! You are being as creative as ever. I need your mojo as this Minnesota winter has zapped mine away. Yep...I am a whiner as usual. Loved see your creations today. Thanks for sharing!

amy said...

omigosh...love the artwork you do! alll of it!!!

Lisa Dickinson said...

such fun & inspirational pages! love them! :)