I have joined a social network called Journal Workshops by Jennibellie. I have been watching her videos ever sine I first started art journaling and she also gave me the ideas and inspiration to make my own YouTube channel. I have participated in practically everything that she has offered to us and supported in all that I can. Now I have created a journal for monthly challenges that she posts each month. I absolutely adore this idea because for one, it helps me work on a page a long period of time. It gives me just enough time to mull it over and get some ideas before I even begin thinking about putting a drop of paint on my page. It also allows me to take time on my page because I really want this particular journal to grow into a piece of artwork. I want to look back on this journal and see how I have grown as an artist and what I have learned and experienced.
So for this months challenge, it is entitled "Getting To Know You."
I put my passions, my hearts desires and things that symbolize who I am. I put a ton of me on this page right down to the way I like to spread gesso when I first start my page. See if there is anything you can figure out about me on this page. The challenge asks to collage, paint or draw as much as you can without using a lot of words. I am curious if you can figure me out by just looking at this page. Leave a comment below of your ideas.
The last challenge of last month was "Monochromatic"
This page was done rather quickly though. I did this page before I decided to really take my time in this journal and treat it like a full piece of artwork, but I still took my time on it none the less. I had just gotten a lot of new materials from birthday spending, as well as this fully stocked decorated paper journal, and I really wanted to test it all out in the journal. I realized how much I fancied gold paint and metallic qualities of it. I especially like how it looks next to turquoise blue. But since this page was monochromatic, I enjoyed just playing around and giving a bird with a polka dotted chest and a gold beak the center stage.
I hope you have enjoyed these pages and believe me there will be more to come. I'll have a main button posted on the right side of my blog underneath my Documented Life Project button so you can always keep in touch with the status of my Monthly Challenge Journal. Also keep a look out for videos on my YouTube Channel about my process in my MCJ. Other than that, I will see you all soon!
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