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Get Messy Friday. Art Journal Pages.

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This week has been a funny old week, I seem to have been busy busy but when I look back, I haven’t achieved very much.  I am already behind on March projects which is a great start!  Next week I will catch up.  Hopefully. Maybe.

The trouble is I keep finding new things to learn and do!  There are so many classes via Creative Bug or Skillshare, not to mention the endless classes provided by various blogs and websites.  I am skipping from one thing to another like a Spring bunny. There is an urban sketching class, a watercolor class, another watercolor class, a sketch-a-day class, a drawing on a photo in photoshop class, not to mention all the books I borrow from the library.  This bunny needs to focus!

In the midst of all of the skipping, I did finish some journal pages and started some too.  I tend to work on more than one page at a time because I will start one page and always come up with another idea and start another page too.

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Our local library always has books for sale which are no longer in circulation, so I bought a very lovely book last week which is full of illustrations of vegetables and flowers.  Inspired by this week’s tutorial over at the Get Messy Art Journal website, I incorporated some flowers into this last page.  The background is watercolor paint and salt.

I listened to the Baz Luhrmann song ‘Everybody’s Free (to wear sunscreen)’ and pulled out a line (I think it is technically half a line!) which I liked.   I am sure I couldn’t solve an algebra equation with or without bubblegum! The lovely lady is from a 1940’s magazine and the background is black gesso, paint pen and paper tape measures.

The top spread has been in progress for a couple of weeks and I added some humming birds today.  It started with a layer of gesso and the magazine cutting.  I scraped doodles into the gesso and watercolored over it when it was dry and threw some salt onto the watercolor. You may have noticed my new obsession – salt!

If you want more information about the Get Messy community, pop over to the website – Get Messy Art Journal

Have a great weekend! Happy Friday x

 

 

 

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4 Comments

  1. Haha..I’m glad it’s not just me flitting from one project to the next, so many wonderful projects to do! Your black & white page is awesome.

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