Wednesday, June 20, 2012

6.20.2012 Art Updates and a Color Challenge!

Hey everyone out there in blogland! Hope you guys had a fun, art filled day today. I know that I did. I have been really enjoying the arting everyday thing that I've been doing. AND I've loved coming here and sharing all of the things I've been doing with you guys! Just today, my blog got over a hundred hits. I don't think you guys understand how much that means to me. It's the first time that's ever happened too. And it might just be a coincidence, but today is my 150th post! And it's the first day of summer. I know that it's not a super hefty post amount. But, just next month, I will be approaching my 2 year anniversary for art journaling! And I'm excited for that day. I don't know why. It's just a day. But it's still a milestone. And it makes me happy.

Today's ICAD was based around the prompt 'Your Name'. Now, when I first read this prompt, the first thing that came to mind was my Doodle Your Name card from earlier this month. But I wanted to find another way to interpret this. And I wanted to do it in my own way. This is what I came up with. I didn't really know what I wanted to do when I was starting it out; I had a sort of basic idea in my head, but not all that much that I was super stuck on. I like the way the card came out though. It's somewhat basic, but I still enjoy it.

Today's 30-30-30 page though, is pretty much the complete opposite of basic. I was trying out a bunch of new techniques/concepts that I had dreamed up, as I was trying to figure out some ideas for an ecourse that I'm planning. Stay tuned for more details on that; I think there will be a free one and a paid one. If you buy the other one, you get some bonus features for the free one. That's what I'm thinking. But I'm still not completely sure.

There were a lot of layers involved in today's page, and I was working on it right down to the last second. I always love when that happens, because it shows me just how much I've been sucked into the work. Sometimes I just completely loose track of time, check my watch, and realize I have two minutes to wrap it up. It's all part of the thrill factor. And I've really enjoyed it.

The title of this page though, might not make sense to anyone but myself. I personally feel that the role of a director, or leader in any type of situation would and can be difficult. Maybe even rough. That was the basic concept that I was trying to reveal in this page.

Okay. So today the prompt was too late for me to be able to work on it for the In The Sun class. So, instead of work in that journal anyways, which I was considering doing, I worked on some art journal backgrounds instead. In my big, fat art journal that I really haven't worked in since I've started journaling again. I'll do two pages in my In The Sun book tomorrow. :) This journal (the one I worked in today) is actually almost finished; at least the painting parts. I still need to go through and put some titles and journaling on a lot of the pages. Though that'll be fun to do. I can't wait to actually have a completed journal in my possession. I think that will be fun. To look through an entire book of just my art. Something that I did. Something that I created.

This, like my 30-30-30 page, was composed of a lot of layers and experimentation. I had a lot of fun on these pages, and, even though I'm not really sure where I really want to go with them, I'm not sure that it really matters. I was using up a bunch of paint that I had leftover on my pallet from doing my ICAD (since I used all of those colors), and this was the result. See? You can't throw away that paint. At least I can't. Especially since I've seen this kind of stuff come from throwaways.

I think that I kind of like this circle page a bit better than I like the heart page shown above, but I honestly think that has a lot to do with the colors instead of the overall design of the pages. I like blue a bit better than I like green. Green is my second favorite color, but still.

So yes. These projects are the result of my creative endeavors in this day and age. Tomorrow will be different. And new. And will hold new possibilities.

However, for now, I do have one last announcement. Some of you may remember when I did the color challenge with Dede? I'm doing another one! At least something similar. I'm doing it with Barbara this time, from Reptitude, and we are going to be doing a total of five projects, with the same color pallet, over a time period of slightly less than two weeks. The final reveal, with all of the final projects will be on the 30th of June. I thought that was really fitting. The end of a month, the beginning of a new. Plus, I think it will be fun! If any of you would like to do a color challenge with me after the one with Barbara, please let me know in the comments! I'd be more than willing to do one! :)

Anyways, that's all I have today, and I'll see you guys tomorrow! Bye!


  1. Muted page colors have their own type of beauty, don't they. It's easy to do bright colors, but it takes discipline to tone it down a lot.

  2. Congratulations on all of your milestones, Jordan! Looks like you have some great projects going on.

  3. Nice pages, love the overall patterns on patterns.


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