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Well, I'm a week late in posting the pics, but the March art journal challenge is a wrap folks. Thanks so much to those who participated and posted on Instagram... it was a joy to see your creative pages!
There were definitely a few times throughout the month that I fell behind because of a creative block, so the challenge was good for me and pushed me to think outside of my little box. Also, a really exciting event took place (see day #20. spoiler: I said yes.) So, without further ado, the rest of the pages
Covers, before & after
Day 20 - label
Day 21 - found object
Day 22 - help me
Day 23 - quote
Day 24 - happy
Day 25 - negative
Day 26 - herbs
Day 27 - "today I..."
Day 28 - a list
Day 29 - song
Day 30 - green
Day 31 - photograph
Ok kids, time for some MAJOR catch up, so forgive me for not putting a lot of description down. If I could stay focused on one project at a time this wouldn't happen!
Day 11 - Purple
Day 12 - Dream
Day 13 - Positive
Day 14 - Book Pages
Day 15 - Face
Day 16 - Dots
Day 17 - Magazine Cut Outs
Day 18 - Stickers
Day 19 - Numbers
It's officially finished! A whole month's worth of mugs with positive messages and designs. It took me a little longer than planned because, true to form, I decided to start TWO other projects before I was finished with this one, but the important thing is I finished and I love the whole thing. I stayed with one color palette and general style, so it got pretty challenging there at the end! There are 28 total in the collection, available as traditional mugs and travel mugs. Click here to view the set and purchase.
Here are a few of my favorites...
Let me know what you think!
I've been wanting to share some of my favorite art Instagrammers since I started the art journal challenge... so here they are! I follow around 200 people and I would say the majority of them are creatives. Click on the names to visit their Instagram accounts.
I've known Shawna from the digital scrapbook world for quite awhile now, but when she started posting these bible journal pages I learned a whole new side of her. Her art is stunning and her faith is beautiful.
Jenn not only posts on Instagram but has a Youtube channel chock full of videos of her art process. She does the coolest things with raw materials and color so definitely check her out for lots of ideas.
I follow art_girl because she does crazy, messy stuff like I do... but better. Definitely a no rules kinda girl.
It's because of Sara's monthly character lettering challenge that I've spent so many hours practicing my hand lettering, so I had to include her in the short list. Try her challenge and see how much you can improve your art in just 30 days.
Artjournals isn't a single person account but a whole community of art journalers. If you post your pages to Instagram tag them #artjournalsF @drawings and @celesta66 and they might add your pic to the account. You know, a little fame makes for a good day.
That's all I have for the moment. Let me know if you find these helpful and I'll decide if I should keep doing them. Laters!
Day 9 -To Do
Day 10 - Book Title
Went to Michael's yesterday for a new craft knife and found a few other things.
So that's it for now. Expect to see some of these items in use over the next few posts.
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For today's prompt I decided to do a rough sketch of everything that I ate which is pretty embarrassing to admit. No one should draw that much coffee and junk food. There's actually something missing because I had a hot dog for dinner and my attempts at drawing it resulted in something entirely inappropriate.
Keep on making messes and practicing art!
In the Sky
How are you feeling about your pages? Remember that you can save the image in my sidebar with the list of prompts and play along at Instagram. Use the hashtags #revival_designs and #artjournalchallenge so I can find your posts.
I'm gonna be a big cheater here and post a single link for glue inspiration. This glue art Pinterest board has almost 70 different ideas that are so creative you won't know where to start.
I started out by taking a couple of sheets of watercolored paper that I had painted awhile back for some coffee mug backgrounds and cut them into triangles. Then I inked the sides of them so they didn't look all shiny and new and glued them down onto some pages I had added some color to. Then I snipped up some of the black paper from my letters from yesterday and glued those down too.
It was gluuuuuuuuue everywhere.
Then I just took a Micron and a white paint pen and added some detailing and words to describe myself. These pages dried really stiff and sturdy... love it.
Jeremy took some little Tetris images he'd been toying around with converting into tattoos and expanded the idea. His background is watercolored and the sketches are pencil, Micron and Prismacolor pencils.
I kinda feel like I could do a whole geometric book at this point. The concept is so neat and tidy and methodical, but still creative and artistic. Something is definitely a brewin' in the old brain here.
Tomorrow's prompt is 'outside.' Have you been thinking of how to interpret it?
And now, as I've come down with a cold, I'm off to hug a box of tissues and work on tomorrows prompt. Talk soon!