Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Today is T Stands For Tuesday and this is what I've been doing and drinking. (Sorry T-folks, you'll have to scroll down to see my infamous thermal coffee mug.)
I finished up the page spread on the "I Have A Secret" workshop (from the 21 Secrets Workshops). Added strips of her paper...
...and a couple of the flaps.
Blended the edges a bit with blue watercolor crayon...
...and colored the insides of the flaps (where you can write your secrets) green, too.
She added white dots with a cork, but I wanted to lighten it up and added white circles using an old pill bottle and the top of a spray bottle. Now that was a fun first for me!
I'm not much one for cute little puppies and birds for collage, so I skipped that part and added a rub on--"create".
Now I can save this journal and use it where it might work for any of the other workshop techniques I'd like to try...
...or go back and finish it her way later. Well, my version of her way--lol! ;)
Since this year has gotten away from me for various reasons (mostly my body's fault--lol!)--well, I have to do just enough of each workshop that I am sure I have tried any new techniques and know what I am doing before I move on to the next workshop. I only have till the end of the year and I have 20 more to go!! Sad, isn't it. So, It's catch up time for me. :)
Been in the 90s again! Karma spends her afternoons basking in the heat...
...while I stay indoors with the AC on.
Today is supposed to be 100 degrees and it is 95% humidity. Awk! Guess where Karma is.
Meanwhile, I started on another of the workshops called "Following The Wild Winds". (See--there's my trusty thermal coffee mug.) I decided to use my newly called to action porcelain watercolor palette and do a few quick backgrounds.
I'm using one of the art journals I made a bit ago. Did the front page...looked fine.
When I quickly did the following page spread I noticed some dots appearing on the left hand page there.
This morning when the pages were dry you can see the spots all over the first page...
...and small dots came through to the back side there--just on that sheet.
It's not expensive watercolor paper--just Dick Blick student grade. Could be something right in the paper...or possibly something from the cover that transferred while it was still damp when I made the journal and I weighted the book down with heavy books...or was from the hockey tape covered butcher paper I was using to protect the cover? Who knows? Not a big deal to me when I plan to use this journal for mixed media...but it is curious.
Anyways, going to keep my chatter short (for me, anyways). I may or may not get the skinny shelf up by the art table tonight because Dagan and Leah are meeting with the contractor about pouring their cement patio (whoohoo!). They don't know how long that will take and Leah doesn't get off work till 7pm these days so it's a later meeting. Meanwhile, I shall be puttering with the Wild Winds workshop and reading A Tree Grows In Brooklyn today. (I'm halfway through--extra slow reader with these kind of juicy books.)
You can go here to see what others are doing and drinking on Tuesday. Hopefully I'll see you tomorrow for WOYWW! :)
"You can't wait for inspiration, you have to go after it with a club."