Tuesday, January 20, 2015

WOYWW 294 LETS ESCAPE THE WORLD

Today the sun is shining and the view outta my window is gorgeous.  Yesterday, front bridge with 4 teeth had to come out as root canals have signs of decay. The sound of hammering in your head is terrifying. Last week ear doc put me on prednisone as my hearing is deteriorating rapidly.  So I feel like I am in an ancient world were the harbingers of destruction  are closing in and the apocalypse is nigh!  Wow I like that bit of drama. 

 Everyday I sit and stare at an art journal and every day it gets easier to feel inspired.  My discovery of Gesso, thanks to The Documented Journal Project, DJP, has made working much easier as I can wipe out an unsatisfactory idea as a new idea spawns. So between spawn and fizzle new ideas replace the old with a splash of gesso and a quick brush.  This enables me to remember the great idea that spawned after the first idea fizzled.    

So Here is THE Desk

The the theme for the month of January in DLP is ways to cope with a blank page,  and this week the challenge was the color wheel and the prompt is from Georgia O'Keefe.  SO as not to be too literal and draw a color wheel I made up a flower.  The background was bright Dylusions sprays that i toned down with gesso.  It needs some finishing off. My daily visual journaling is on the left.

 This is Journal 52 I showed last week the other side of the Black and the prompt was Just Be.  I had a flash of an old crooner singing Gotta Be Me.  Well, I played with this one.  I captured me to the left of the black in the red glass table taking snapshot!!!!!

This weeks prompt for Journal 52 is "Opening Conversations".  "Do you come here often" is unfinished. 


So that's it from me.  I will get round to everyone in the afternoon and check out workspace thanks to our resident genius MS Julie  for enabling us. 

Thanks for all the super comments,
you all sure light up my day.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Another fast week for WOYWW 293

If i spend less time on Pinterest FB and Bloglovin I might have more time to write on my blog and then not feel panicked every Tuesday afternoon around 2.01pm.  Now this is not the fault of MS Julie, the sweet young thing who came up with the idea of this mosey around the desks of like minded persons near and far.  So if you want to know about it and join in head to Stamping-ground

 I am having a really fun time with The Document Life Project(DLP) My original intention was to use it as a way to practice my none existent drawing skills but my love of collage and mix media always wins the dilemma.  One reason when I wrote down my goals for the year they turned out to be the same as those of last year.  Carried away by prompts and Pinterest!!! 

 The tidy desk is gone replace by the true me.  With my new job, Mistress of the Litter Boxes a real lady in waiting(they wait until you clean it)I have days when that is enough cleaning etc.  Truth is I love a studio mess.  

Here is THE WORK SPACE, first looking at it with my back to the window and second view of when I look from the computer.



You can see my entry for DLP here .


My other journal project is Journal 52, I am one of 9,000 signed up for this free prompt and FB group.   this week's prompt was "Just Be".  For some reason my brain seems to check into the brain file box marked "songs" for any and every prompt, then I suffer from replay of a matched up song until an outlet is found.  Using it as a jump off for a journal page is this years solution to the Blank Page Fear and worse still song head Disease.  it beats a thousand push ups!  the song that Brain matched up was "I gotta Be Me" from a dead crooner and Mr Google's helping hand. I dew a silouette then filled it with cut outs that were about things I do, glued them down cut the silhouette out and mounted it on black(yes it is black) paper an attached it over the page I had doodled around on.  


The DLP this week had us use gesso then the prompt "The beginning is Always Today".  The Brain went berserk in the music files with this one.  Then when I was BEGINNING my morning chore as Mistress of the Litter Box a picture popped into my mind that I saw on Sunday during a feeble attempt of organize My Pictures.  I have yet to finish it but however I mess this up it stays.  There are about 4 layers of gesso and I used up a ton of baby wipes.  


Since Ms Kitty is adding pounds and Xochitl is hiding them within that silken fur it is a appropriate they formed the basis for models!.  Do not know who the artist was or I would buy up more as it was a card and the whole is super.   The blank page has a few less layers of paint and gesso and I think I want to make it into a daily visual of my life not every day just enough.  

Better get on with it.

This is the two BIG  kittens after a mocking bird gone crazy sighting.  

have a great week, will visit late Wednesday.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

WOYWW 292

Wishing everyone a happy healthy and successful 2015. Also hoping all those resolutions lead to a fuller life and the effort to resolute is wort while. This year my big thing is the Documented Life Project that this year is a journal not a planner. I say this as it appears that many who did it last year find it hard to make a change from planner to journal. My reason for doing this project is that it is less structured and more arty. After paining the cover and completing the first challenge i find myself back in sentence 2, as the first page is a prompt " to be your own goal keeper". When i completed this and looked at ajournal from last year i found that my goals were just the same as last year and just as awkwardly stated as las year. So goals or resolutions do not seem to be working! Thus 2015 starts on a what the....moment. Phots for this arein Drobox so I will add when i get on PC and find them.
My desktop should have been a goal BECAUSE.......... Surely that is a GREAT REVEAL
ABOVE my painting cutting mad desk, Cleaned off and ready to go.
BELOW my computer desk, drawing( that's laughable),and writing desk. Hard to maintain now as both cats think they are computer nerds.

Well now I need to go in search of Dropbox and find my photos of work before i forget.  Wow I am impressed I found them
  
Stage 1 after gesso, acrylics then a quick spray of Dylusions then more gesso more sprays more gesso more acrylics a few stamps and so on...

Finally quick and finished front, back will be finished later as over a year of use it will get messed up.
here below is the finished front cover.



 now for the first week of the years.

"fresh Start" is on a tag.  Under the tag are my goals.  And left page really represents what i plan to do in the journal. This year I want it to be an art journal with drawings, sketches or stamping expressing the prompt for that week not words telling what it is..  See how long that idea lasts remains to be seen!!!!! 

Enjoy your visits to all the desks it is so much fun and there are so many talented people popping in.  Not sure what I am talking about head over to Ms Julie for a laugh and a giggle and enjoy.