This past week has been a bit of a whirlwind.
With holidays (and blowing things up!) and finishing something kinda…well…huge, the Artist has been a little neglectful of the bloggybits. (You’ll get to see the Something Huge in a few days, though. It’s kinda nifty. Trust us.)
She’s still keeping up with the daily prompts for Natalie’s IN THE SUN class, but with a little twist.
See, she’s much less of an organized chaos person (which you need to be to do effective collages in a particular style) than a draw-it-all-yourself person. Simple. White space. That kind of thing. (Not that this keeps her from amassing large amounts of things to use with a glue-stick. This is why those Smashbooks are so much fun. Complete paradigm shifters, those.)
So, unless there’s a specific technique prompt, she decided this past week to just give up the pretense of ever being a collagey-type art journaller (for these books, at least), and work instead within her own media style. (We know. This should have been a given. But sometimes, the Artist can be a bit rigid in her adherence to the Rules, even when those Rules are only in her own head.)
Here’s what happened, then, when she ditched the playbook and just dove back into her own style:
(Summer food prompt, and one with a splooshy paint thing for fireworks.)
(Treat and weakness prompts. We hate mosquitos. Like, pathologically.)
(Today’s prompt, about a sensory look at a midsummer day. Splotches of blue from yesterday’s ink, and image ref of a movie poster. HELLO SOCKS.)
We’ve been keeping the entries to under ten minutes, in the interest of not getting so bogged down in the details that we forget to go outside and enjoy the actual summer. But it’s been very, very fun to play along and to learn new things with Natalie’s class, for sure.
What are you folks working on during these hot days?