Hello my friends. How are all of you doing today? I hope good. Me? Why thank you for asking. I'm doing fine. In fact, I'm doing a little more than fine. I've been having a ton of fun with my art today, and I love the way each and every one of my projects turned out. Normally when I do this much work at a time, I come up with at least one thing that I'm not all that fond of. Today I didn't experience that. Today I experienced nothing but nice stuff. :) It made me extremely happy, and hopefully that continues on tomorrow.
I even went outside and played basketball today; I sweated up a storm. The back of my shirt was soaked through. And I was shocked. Because that had never happened before. But, a quick search on google told me that this means that I'm getting into better shape. And I'm so glad! Earlier this year when I was playing volleyball, I was the most out of shape person that you ever saw. But I'm getting better. And my stamina is up too!
Anyways, let's get back to the project now, shall we? This is my 30-30-30 challenge page for today. I feel great about it too. Sometimes the mistakes though, are the things that really improve a page. For example, take the picture above. You see the red circle covering up this model's face? I wasn't planning on doing that. Not at all. But when I was working in this corner, I accidentally rubbed through her face. So I had to cover it up. And this is what I came up with. I love the way it turned out, and I think that it gives it a layer of depth that wasn't there before.
Also, I've really been enjoying journaling on these pages. I don't know if I've mentioned that before. AND!! I just realized earlier today, when I was working on this page, that this is my 10th page! That means that today marks the 1/3 point of the 30-30-30 challenge! I've really enjoyed the flexibility that it's given me as an artist, and feel that it's really given me a chance to grow. Which I love.
Now let's move on to the ICAD. This is ICAD #19. I based this card around the prompt 'hidden message'. I know that you can't see it. But that's the point. I started this card out with writing a message to myself. And then I covered it up. Nobody knows what it says but me. Because I took a picture. Now I won't forget.
I love the texture that I was able to achieve with this card though. I scratched some lines into it with a pallet knife, and did a bunch of layers with different types of medium so that I would be able to get a very layered effect. I'm loving the green. I don't work with green as much as maybe I should. I love it as a color. Of course, I pretty much like all colors, so...
On the note of color, let's move to my In The Sun spread for today. I don't know what made me want to do a spread today. But I just thought that I should go for it. The prompt for today was to write about which goals you would have liked to accomplish by the end of summer. I came up with three in particular.
Then, the technique part of the prompt told us to write our title with paint, and then outline it with pen in order for it to be able to stand out. I love the way that this looks. Honestly. I feel like it's so me. That's the cool thing about all of these prompts that I've been working with as of late. I find new things that are my style, that I wasn't even aware existed, or I just didn't think about it.
Here's a close up of one of the goals I would like to have achieved by the end of summer. Of course it's basketball related. My dad says I'm obsessed. I like to think of it as a healthy habit that I am trying to form to get myself into shape. Plus, it makes me feel good. Gets all of my energy out, as well as some of the pent up anger and emotions. Art gets out the rest.
And, as a final goodbye, here is a card that I made today, for my mom to send to my grandpa for father's day. It's a little bit late, but she wanted to make sure that she got something to him. This is what I came up with. I used the prompt from 365 Cards for today, which I like to do every now and again. I was thinking today though; they would probably make pretty cool art journal prompts. Huh.
Anyways. I'll talk to you guys later, and hope you guys have a good rest of the night!