I finally had a chance to color this sweet Pixie Dust image that I've had printed out for, like, ever. I decided to follow the sketch and enter the:
I colored my image with Prismacolor pencils & mineral spirits. DP is from My Mind's Eye - buttons are from foof-a-la.
OK now I'm also going to share with you my very first pages in my very first EVAH art journal. Don't laugh. Please. Pretty Please. LOL OK you can laugh - but I had fun, and that's what an art journal is about. I am playing along with the Greeting Farm's Heart Journaling project. Here are my first 2 pages, the theme for Week 1 is "Spread Your Wings" so I went with butterflies because this poem reminded me of Mel:
So yup, this was my first time playing with Gesso and paints, I went and used a 50% coupon at AC Moore and got a set of small tubes of acrylic paints. Instant. Addiction. Holy cow - I love them. I love painting. And one thing I learned is that these colors are BRIGHT. I would have lightened up the green had I known how bright it was, but c'est la vie, you know? I know it looks like a 5-year-old did it, but I do not care. Seriously - I had a blast and I learned a few things right away (like foam brushes work better for over-all coverage and small angled brushes are better for details and drawing lines). I am finishing up the cover and first single page of my journal now and will be sure to share later. The best thing about art journals is that they are YOURS - you're not giving them to anyone, there's no doing it wrong... so you can just relax and have fun with it. Peace.