Today is the start of NaNoWriMo also known as National Novel Writing Month. I had planned on participating this year after finally getting an idea after visiting Eastern State Penitentiary. However I was not feeling it. So I then decided I would do an Art Journaling challenge instead. I figured I would just art journal every day but even though art journaling every day would be tough it didn’t seem like a good enough challenge. Then around four this morning I remembered coming across an art journaling challenge a few months back and that I had pinned it on pintrest. The challenge is called NaNoJouMo also known as National Nonstop Journaling Month. Everyday in November Dawn will post a prompt of a song title from her personal playlist and we are then to interpret the song however we like in our art journals. I have never art journaled with prompts before. I usually just art journal whatever comes to mind or how I feel so I think this might be a bit of a challenge for me. Even though Dawn states that we don’t have to do it everyday, I plan on it. It will be another challenge on top of journaling with prompts.
The prompt for today is Let it Be by SuperChick. I had never heard the song or the group before. Below is how I felt like art journaling it. I used a brick stencil to create a sort of wall. Its representing all the things people have said and I have said to myself with the words let it be written on it. I originally planned on writing some of the things people had said and done to me on each brick but I didn’t want to get so personal. I also intended to make the writing graffiti-like but I don’t know how to write in graffiti. I then drew weeds with one flower because you should always be unique and be yourself. So I kept the page simple just saying to let it go, be yourself and be unique.
I also created a page on starting NaNoJouMo. Its actually the first page in the journal. I kept it simple as well.