Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Book of Days Update...

Hi everyone - I hope you are all having a great week!  I have a few Book of Days pages to share with you from last week...

First - here's my Monday spread.  Effy is following the Year In The Life of an Art Journal prompts once a month; and this prompt was to use your favorite quote on a page.  I decided to play along too, and was inspired by Effy to try doodling with paint...

Wednesday's Soulistry prompt was "the spirituality of work."  I combined that with my first lesson in Willowing's Fabulous Faces class, which was to draw a graphite portrait...


 and lastly, my MDS (multi-day spread) for the week...

These were all done in my Dylusions journal.  Last time I posted about this journal, I mentioned that I was having trouble getting things to blend on the paper - like watercolor markers and crayons.  I got a question from Sandra L - she asked if I use gesso on the pages, which was a really good point.  I had not used gesso on the spread where I was having trouble.  Gesso has helps immensely.  It creates a whole new surface to work on, which eliminates the blending problem.  Thanks for your question Sandra!

I should say that the Dylusions journal works fabulously for what it was meant for - Dylusions sprays! 

Anyhoo, that's all for today.  Thanks so much for visiting my friends!

7 comments:

dawn said...

Michelle, these are awesome! I really love the colors and DOODLING on the first layout!! How pretty and great details on the second one. The third one is a fun way to include a whole week, I like that it had a flower in the middle and not the sun to go with the rays of colors.
That's great the gesso helped you on the pages. Thanks for sharing these, totally made me smile!!

Sharon Fritchey said...

Oh my goodness, Michelle! These are all so creative and aweosme! Did you draw the girl? You have such an amazing talent and I feel so happy to be taking a class of yours! And to be taking it with Dawn makes it twice as fun! Thanks for sharing these wonderful pages with us!!!!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwwww!! These are gorgeous! I love love love love the colors and Loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee all the peace symbols and the owl!!

Dawn Z said...

Great spreads! Love the Soulistry. See you at BOD.

Beansieleigh said...

Wow! LOVE all your art spreads here today!! I think the top one is my favorite!.. As for sprays, I am SLOWLY building up a collection of them, in various colors and brands; but I'm having fun with them just the same, along with a slowly-growing collection of stencils! ~tina

Michelle LaPoint Rydell said...

Thanks you so much everyone for your kind words!

Sharon, yes I did draw the girl. :0) I feel so proud of her! I am taking the fabulous faces class at willowing.com, and she was a result of the first lesson!

Jessica Sporn said...

Oh my goodness I LOVE your spread here. That top one is just gorgeous - the colors, the marks, the shapes. WOW! And your face - fantastic!