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As I mentioned in my last post, I am trying an art journaling experiment for June. I have drawn a grid of thirty boxes and every day this month I will art journal by drawing a face in one of the boxes.
Here's where I'm at right now:
I've been trying to force myself to do faces that are painted differently or shaped differently or something differently than my go-to norm. It's not easy to get yourself out of a rut. Especially since I know that I'm going to be sharing these faces here on my blog. I want them to be "good." So I have to keep reminding myself: PLAY! Start listening to your own advice, and let that inner critic go!
Let's take a peek at each face (they're larger in these photos than in real life):
I love that she has green and yellow and brown skin. And this face is definitely all about the background, right? That's a zentangling pattern that I will be teaching on the upcoming season of Scrapbook Soup!
Wait. Is that? Yes, it is! I used one of my new stencils for the background of this portrait. I'm sorry to say that my "little bit of rouge-ing" seems to have dried awkwardly. But I still think she's a blushing bride!
My hand actually cramped up from drawing all those tiny lines. Wimpy, I know. This face was directly inspired by a class I'm taking at MoMA. The instructor had us cut out black paper and create an image with it. Faces were on my mind, so I made a face. This is a drawn representation of the paper face I made.
Went a bit overboard with the shading on the left face. She looks a little feline to me now. But I *love* the tilt of the second girl's head. And the photo doesn't do it justice, but I used a sparkly Sakura glitter pen to color in the word "sisters."
This is me forcing myself to try something different. I really like her hairdo. It's one that I wear very often in the summer! The text is from this sign I found via Pinterest.
And just for fun, I snapped this pic while I was out on the terrace with my journal:
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P.S. This is a fabulous scrapbooking blog that I've just started reading (thanks to Ronda P. for putting her on my radar). Yesterday she linked to a 30 Day Journal Challenge for June. Take a peek if you're looking for inspiration!
P.P.S. Check out this fantastic write-up that Nancy Nally posted over at Scrapbook Update! As I was flipping through my Google Reader I saw the headline: "Balzer Designs, The Crafter's Workshop To Team." I was very happily surprised by it! She even has a very nice quote about me from Jaime, one of the owners of TCW.