Friday, December 4, 2015

Documented Life Project - Week Forty Eight

November Theme
Stencils, Stamps, & Masks

November 28

Art Challenge: Combine the Three

Journal Prompt:  Three things in life are important.  The first is to be kind.  The second is to be kind.  The third is to be kind. - Henry James

Hello everyone!  Wow isn't the year just winding down ridiculously fast?  Crazy, right!  This is the very last page for November.  Only four more weeks until 2016 gets here.  I'm just in shock and awe about how quickly this year has passed.

I let this page get away from me and I am actually a week late on it.  I just couldn't wrap my mind around the Prompt and then once I finally did, I completely forgot about the Challenge!  It happens that way sometimes.

I drew my little characters - I know, my boy is about as cadywumpus as possible.  I never got to where I liked him but didn't want to take him out so he's just going to have to be cadywumpus.  These two are colored (as always) with my beloved Neocolor II's.  Y'all I'm telling you - I wouldn't know what to do without my Neocolor II's!!

I then used Distress Paint in Broken China and Picked Raspberry for the background.  I smeared it on and spread it with a baby wipe.  I then used White Linen Dylusions Paint and a Dylusions stencil for some snowflakes.  I added my light blue flowers using a stamp from the Unity Stamp Co Kit of the Month with Heidi Swapp Archival Ink in Teal.

I added some washi tape, doodles with my Stabilo and Uni-Ball Signo and then stamped some flowers here and there.  I added the words with my Fude Ball pen & Stabilo and called this one done.  I completely forgot to use any sort of mask.

All in all the only thing I like about this entire spread is my girl, the words, and the snowflakes.  Everything else I just really don't like.  But that's one of the biggest lessons art journaling teaches us... not everything is going to be a masterpiece.  Not everything can be perfect.  Not everything is going to turn out just the way we want it to.  And we have to be ok with walking away.  Maybe we come back to a piece we've walked away from and work and work and work on it until it becomes a masterpiece and maybe it doesn't.  But it's ok to be ok with that.

While I love that lesson, and it's one that we all need to be reminded of regularly, I still hate that this page didn't turn into anything spectacular.  But that's totally ok and I've got another chance next week to try again.

So I'll see you next week!

Until then,

1 comment:

  1. What lovely colours and what a delightful couple hand in hand! I really enjoyed reading this post. Thank you for sharing. xx


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