This year in an attempt to improve my travel journals and create rather than waste time surfing the net I joined in 3 art challenges. They are
the Sketchbook Challenge http://sketchbookchallenge.blogspot.com/ this is organized by Sue Bleisweiss. Since I made a journal after viewing a video by Teesha Moore on her collage techniques I decided I would use my backgrounds for the journal. So later this week I will start to add the theme for this month HIGHLY PRIZED
The next challenge is a daily theme on Milliande http://www.milliande.com/art-journal-january-2011.html It appears that it is more a daily technique based on the word zebra.
Here are my rendition of Day 2 & 3.
Today she made rubber stamps. I made a stamp with a potato. Since it was a dinner potato it was too wet.
i called it "Where's the chips? you know French Fries! Now to find some others for dinner.
At the end of 30 days of zebras I may become a little spacey.
Finally signed up for three months of Strathmore workshops. The first is with Pamela Carricker. Her style is similar to Teesha Moore. Created a workshop 1 background making one in color and one in gray scale. The journal is 5.5X 8 so it is quite small. I thought it the perfect size for waiting rooms.