Sunday, June 15, 2014

One Week in my Planner: OLW, DLP, SOC, and NEA...

Hey there friends!  As I type this post, it's thunderstorming outside, and I am cozy in my studio with my cat Willie on my lap.  I can't think of a better way to spend a Saturday evening.  I love the sound of the rain on the roof.

This week in my planner was extra busy!  I tackled four challenges: One Little Word, The Documented Life Project, Summer of Color Week One and No Excuses!

The first one is One Little Word, which is live today!

The word for June is LIGHT

Here's what I came up with...
 The background here was collaged, gelli-printed book pages.  Candle drawn on top with water-soluble pencil.  Then a layer of gesso over everything but the candle and flame.  Finally the yellow part of the flame was colored with high flow acrylic, and the quote written with  pitt pen.


"There will be a light" is a line from a song I love on my Ben Harper and the Blind Boys of Alabama CD. On the journaling page of my planner, I did a little tribute to the song, to go with my candle page...
The candle page also serves as the Documented Life Page for this week, as the challenge was to use text paper.


 Next comes week one of Summer of Color!  

Being a color enthusiast fanatic, this annual challenge is right up my alley!  The color scheme for this week was:

AQUA, YELLOW AND A SPLASH OF PINK.

Here's my planner page...
  



 and here's how the whole week looks with the flap open...
 (thanks so much to Susan Gallito for the awesome happy mail, some of which is used on this week's planner page!)

 and last but definitely not least is the No Excuses Art challenge for the week, which was to do a page inspired  by the artist Helen Frankenthaler.  Helen was known for pouring huge fields of color onto her paintings which were laid out on the floor; so I tried to pay tribute to that with my background.  Here's how it turned out...

This page was done on the front side of the tip in, as you can see here...

One thing I love about having access to all these challenges, is that each one provides an opportunity to learn something,  play and stretch my creative boundaries.  And they are all FREE!  How great is the internet???!!!

To play along with the One Little Word challenge, click here.

For more on The Documented Life Project, click here.

To find out about Summer of  Color 2014, click here.

To check out the No Excuses Art challenges, click here.

I will leave you with an acoustic version of "There Will Be a Light."  I hope you enjoy it!


Thank you so much for visiting me today!  I wish you a wonderful Sunday my friends!

10 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are all gorgeous Michelle! I love love love the colors and LOVING that candle!!!!!!!

Cindy McMath said...

Beautiful work!

Caz said...

I love all of these!!

Sharon Fritchman said...

Oh my goodness, Michelle! I love every single one of your wonderful works of art that you created! Simply amazing and so, so creative!!! I am very happy that you are joining in on the fun at SOC, too! YAY!

Elephangaroo Ramunda said...

Oh wow! So many beautiful vibrant pieces!

Kristin said...

xo!

Denise said...

So rich and colorful. Lovely work.

dawn said...

Hi Michelle, SOOOO happy to see your art and fun and COLORS!! The SOC page is my favorite! So neat how you can always mix music with your art, such a gift you have for that. Pretty candle!

I'm in SOC too and ICAD and mixing them together, much easier. Hope you are doing well and enjoying summer!! HUGS!

vintagegypsyart.com said...

Awesome pages Michelle! I just love how all the challenges tie in so nicely together! ;))

Carla said...

Beautiful pages Michelle and those colors wow