I'm so excited to be playing along with "A Year In The Life of an Art Journal" again this year! The theme for 2012 is "Whatever and Whatnot;" and they are working this year to bridge the gap between scrapbooking and art journaling, which sounds pretty cool to me!
Here are the basics for the first prompt:
THE PROMPT: Word
ie: along the lines of One Little Word, choose one word that embodies the way you want your year to be LIVED.
THE STUFF: Imagery
ie: Use images, clippings... all to create the FEELING of the word you choose.
THE TECHNIQUE: PAINT/DOODLE
ie: paint and doodle on your images to further create the emotion of your word.
Sound like fun? I thought so too. Here's how my page turned out (click on image to see the details)...
The word I chose for this year is "Peace." Sometimes I feel like the world is spinning around me and I can't keep up! (Maybe I've mentioned that before?) HA. 2011 was a difficult one. I felt like I was missing my inner peace; and I want to bring it back. So, peace is my word for 2012.
Imagery includes clouds (using Julie Balzer's stencil), a wolf (cut from a greeting card); a butterfly and meditating woman (from O magazine); a moose at a mountain lake (from a thrifted photography book); and the large daisy (cut from a cocktail napkin). There are lots of little images too, snuck in with stamps and rubons. My favorite part is the bubbles. I've never drawn bubbles before, and it was fun to give it a try. When I get stressed, I sometimes imagine my worry being encased in a bubble and floating away; so it seemed appropriate to add them to this page.
The doodling part was done with a small paintbrush and acrylic paint mixed with gesso, to make it stand out against the dark background.
If you want to find out more about the "A Year In The Life of an Art Journal" prompts, click here!
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