Art Journal #3,  Art Journaling,  Challenges,  NaNoJouMo

NaNoJouMo Begins

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.

To participate in NaNoJouMo visit Dawn DeVries Sokol’s website.  To view other participants art journal pages visit the NaNoJouMo Facebook Group and the NaNoJouMo Flickr Group.

"Let it Be"
“Let it Be”
Created 11/01/2013Created using Distress Inks, Dylusion Spray Inks, acrylic paint pens, Sakura Identi-Pen, Sakura Silver Shadow pen, Sakura Starburst Pens, white gel pen and torn dictionary pages on mixed media paper.


I also created a page on starting NaNoJouMo.  Its actually the first page in the journal. I kept it simple as well.

Created 11/01/2013Created using Distress Inks, white gel pen, Sakura Identi-Pens, acrylic paint and a map page on mixed media paper.


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