Our assignment this past week was to create an art journal.
I had no idea what I was doing. I'm not an artist. I don't draw, and I don't see art in my head. But I had a good go at it, and more importantly, I had LOADS of fun. My whole journal, however, ended up looking like a 6th grade art project. But I kept hearing, "it's YOUR art..." and, well, I DO teach 6th grade...
This was one of three page spreads I did. It was my favorite of the week, so I figured I'd load it and share it here.
The sand is bead gel with paint. The bricks are modeling paste with metallic paint. The wind - that's just a doodle around a mask with some stickles to bling it a bit. Layers using a punch for the water. The sailboat is some paper piecework. The wave - that's a chippie. The clouds are gesso.
It was super fun, and even though I'm pretty sure I'll get kicked this week (I really did NOT have any idea what I was doing, and the other projects were SO incredible, it's fair I should go...) I have to say that this might be something I'll continue to play with.