At the end of each month, the Get Messy gals work with a specific journaling and/or art challenge. This month's prompt (which can be found here) was brought to us by the lovely Olya; it's a 2 part prompt:
Journaling Challenge - What are you grateful for? What aspects of your life are you thankful for, that you might be overlooking while being busy?
Art Challenge - Use visual examples for at least three things you're grateful for. Photos/doodles/magazine cut-outs/stickers/anything!
Confession: I used to hate art classes. HATE. In school, I waited until the last possible semester to fulfill my art requirement. In high school I took Graphic Design (rulers, yay!). In college, it was Color Theory (I might have walked out in a huff one day when I couldn't get my drawing of a cast iron pan to look realistic).
For this month's prompt, I created a grid (rulers, yay!), then used masking tape to paint some of the squares. In that Color Theory class we learned how to mix paint colors using one primary color + white and black (in this case, I used red).
Some of my visual examples included:
- photos (us and the kiddos)
- a cork house
- clip art (for the stack of books)
- wood veneer initials (to represent close friends, many of whom share initials)
- a wood veneer heart (health!)
- a few stamps (a sewing maching, coffee cup and a fleur de lis)
- the tipe of a wine capsule (don't think I really need to explain this one!)
What are you grateful for?
Have a great day!
Get Messy is an art journal challenge where a gang of crafty vixens are sharing art journal pages we have created to practice our skills and push past our creative limits with hopes to inspire. We share our pages without restraint every week, and once a month we create around a prompt. Go check out these crazy talented ladies who are creating pages who each have a unique perspective and style. We will be sharing our work around social media so follow the hashtag #getmessyartjournal.