Friday, June 12, 2009

Week #1 and 2 - Wreck This Journal.....CLICK to enlarge photos if you want...


Well I am not sure if this is actually the second week or the first. I think according to Jamie's post it would be the second week. I just received my book 2 days ago so I am combining the 2 weeks.

After receiving my book I flipped through it and did get a bit excited at some of the challenges and instructions it has inside for me to do with it. AND some seemed VERY silly and some my inner self still fights with doing at all....but I WILL do it all.

I started with the front of the book first....and am trying to remember to carry it with me everywhere I go.

Last night I picked a random page....COLOR OUTSIDE THE LINES and grabbed a box of crayons and just went with it. I applied so many layers of colors that my pages now have a shiny waxy buildup on them. I was worried I would OVER do it and not know when it was "complete." (I also did some blending of the colors with rubbing alcohol and an eraser). BUT right about when I thought I had ruined it and done too much....and wondered how I could cover it all up with black paint (which I could do and then scrape off sections or a design to reveal the color underneath with all the wax on there)....I finally realized it was almost done but needed something "extra."

For me..that was glitter. So here is my first ARTSY piece of work in my WRECK THIS JOURNAL series.......and I have to admit....just making time for this....really made me feel so good!

Oh..I LOVE the SUN (as much as the moon!) and have many wonderful SUN sculpture pieces in my home....I love SUN FACES and moon faces...so it was no surprise I ended up seeing a SUN on this one. I started out coloring RAYS outside the circle line......and then...well...the rest is history!



Opie was oblivious to it all......

13 comments:

Vee said...

Love how this page turned out. It's great to see some artistic stuff on top of the wreckage! Wonderful start - can't wait to see more!

Jamie Ridler said...

Oh, my, I see we both have lovely little orange furry friends to keep us company :)

Yay to diving in and getting started with glitter and colour and waxy buildup!

And go ahead and overdo it - this is totally a good place for that!

Snap said...

How I love shiny, waxy build up! :D

YeeeHaaaw!

Lesley Denford said...

I like the glitter. :)

Cynthia said...

I'm a sun worshipper and midnight moon bather. So your Sunshine made me smile.

Have fun wrecking!

Jennifer Lee said...

Beautiful sun!!!

Alex said...

that is a beautiful sun..i love the sparkles!

Danette said...

What a beautiful image.

I love the metaphor of the sun as the ultimate example of colouring outside the lines. Lines don't stop the sun from bleeding into everything.

Genie Sea said...

This is a gorgeous sun indeed :) I don't think it's possible to overdo anything with this journal :)

Jean said...

Your sun is GORGEOUS! I loved your post - it is strange how we still strive for that perfection even when "wrecking" to creativity. Thanks for the lovely inspiration!

Kirby3131 said...

I didn't know that rubbing alcohol and an eraser blends crayon - cool! Love the picture of the kitty!!

Sherri said...

Dazzling sun! What a divine piece of art/wreckage.

Melissa said...

Aww cute photo of Opie!