|This sweet image was obtained from JFJ's Twitter, @jrnlfddrjukies|
If you are on twitter and following myself (@MiniMatisse) or some of the other art educators out there (@shinebrite71, @TeryArtTeacher, @smARTisteacher, @artwithmsk, @AmyManta, @timneedles, @Lisa_montibello, @ArtWithMrE, @jamie_wardley, @fuglefun, @GrundlerArt, just to name a few) you probably already know about the #jfj15for30 sketchbook challenge. Journal Fodder Junkies has a 30 day sketchbook challenge out there for anyone who would like to participate. I have been really having fun with the assignments and the designated time to work in my sketchbook.
My plan is to post about my 30 days once a week, but I'm tweeting my work everyday. Here's some of my work thus far...
I was given some great art supplies to try out from Liquitex at the national conference. I can't wait to break into all of it, a lot of the products I have not used before, so I'm really excited about it. As you can see I have some of these sketch books overlapping with my #ProcessPigs, duel purpose.
2) Formatting with squares
I choose to think about the layout of my room. I did this sketch as a digital format. I like my sketchbook better.
3) Cut and Paste
All I kept thinking as I was cutting into this vintage clothing pattern was, Cassie Stephens would be so sad that I was cutting this up. But it was so fun to take images that I love and place them in my book. I also love using YES paste. It's the best glue I have ever used for collage.
I choose to use words that make me happy, words about what I'm grateful for. Great reflection.
This was to format your page using a different shape. I just had fun making circles with a pin. I placed the page on my bed and started punching away. Give this process a try, it's fun and has a great low relief texture.
6) Layout with Lines
I did some little layouts and than settled in on a sketch in my garden. Nice an peaceful!
I'm having a blast and would invite anyone to join in at anytime. Mr E came in a little late on the game and he has choose to 'make up' the missing work. Just start sharing what you are making, I/we would love to see it. All you have to do is tweet it and hashtag it #jfj15for30... or just work on your own, either way it's a lot of fun!