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    NaNoJouMo & Art Every Day Month Day 30

    Yesterday’s prompt was “Daughters” by John Mayer.

    Yesterday was the last day of NaNoJouMo.  I was able to do all the prompts.  This was the first time I art journaled with prompts.  I found it a bit difficult as I didn’t enjoy most of the songs but I always came up with something.

    This page is rather boring but I was pretty tired when I was creating it.

    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.

    "Daughters"
    “Daughters”
    Created 11/30/2013

    Created using Koi Watercolors, acrylic paint marker, acrylic paint and Sharpie Paint Marker.

     

     

    Below is my entry for Art Every Day Month.

    I tried to do some graffiti writing but noticed I was running out of space so I had to smush the letters at the end.

    To participate in Art Every Day Month or to view other participants entries visit Leah’s blog, Creative Every Day.

    "Be You"
    “Be You”
    Created 11/30/2013

    Created using Distress Inks, acrylic paint markers and Sharpies.

     

    "Fly"
    “Fly”
    Created 11/30/2013

    Created using Koi Watercolors and Sharpies.

     

    "The End"
    “The End”
    Created 11/30/2013

    Created using Koi Watercolors, acrylic paint markers and Sharpie Paint Marker.

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    NaNoJouMo & Art Every Day Month Day 29

    Today’s prompt is “America” by Simon and Garfunkel.

    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.

    "America"
    “America”
    Created 11/29/2013

    Created using acrylic paint, index card star cutouts, Sharpie and Sharpie Paint Pen on mixed media paper. 

     

    Below is my entry for Art Every Day Month.

    To participate in Art Every Day Month or to view other participants entries visit Leah’s blog, Creative Every Day.

    "Dream It"
    “Dream It”
    Created 11/292013

    Created using Distress Inks, Sharpie Paint Marker and Sharpies.

     

    "Life is"
    “Life is”
    Created 11/29/2013

    Created using Distress Inks, Sharpies, Sharpie Paint Markers and acrylic paint markers.

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    NaNoJouMo & Art Every Day Month Day 28

    Thursday’s prompt was “Butterfly” by Katie Herzig.

    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.

    "Butterfly"
    “Butterfly”
    Created 11/29/2013

    Created using Koi Watercolors, Sharpies, acrylic paint marker and Sharpie Paint Marker on mixed media paper.

     

    Below is my entry for Art Every Day Month.

    To participate in Art Every Day Month or to view other participants entries visit Leah’s blog, Creative Every Day.

    "Keep Smiling"
    “Keep Smiling”
    Created 11/28/2013

    Created using Distress Inks and acrylic paint markers.

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    NaNoJouMo & Art Every Day Month Day 27

    Wednesday’s prompt was “Stop This Train” by John Mayer.

    When I heard the song I had an image of a child looking in a mirror and seeing the reflection of an adult version of herself and the image of the the adult version looking in the mirror and seeing the child version of herself.    Since my journal is spiral I wasn’t sure how I was going to do this.  I didn’t think it would have the same affect if I did one page with the younger version and another with the older version.  so I thought of a way to cover up the wires that would allow the two pages to be connected as well as allow the journal to still close properly.  I think it worked pretty well.

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    I used some large index cards to cover up the wire. I folded the index cards so that the journal can close without any problems and also so it doesn’t ruin the page when closed.

    The page took me 3 days to complete because of the holiday.  On Wednesday I created the background, mirror, the child and the child’s reflection.  On Thursday I was only able to create the woman and the woman’s reflection.  Today I added my words to finish the page.  When I was working on Thursday I was pretty tired and failed to realize that the woman was too tall before gluing her down but I think you can still understand what I was trying to do. I wanted to write more about growing up but I didn’t want to clutter the pages.

    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.

    To view a larger version click the image.

    "Growing Up"
    “Growing Up”
    Created 11/29/2013

    Created using Koi Watercolors, acrylic paint markers, Sharpie Paint Marker, index cards and torn dictionary pages on mixed media paper.

     

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    The child..

     

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    The adult..

     

    Below is my entry for Art Every Day Month.

    This page was actually completed on Wednesday since it was quicker to finish.

    To participate in Art Every Day Month or to view other participants entries visit Leah’s blog, Creative Every Day.

    "You are.."
    “You are..”
    Created 11/27/2013

    Created using Distress Inks and acrylic paint marker.

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    NaNoJouMo & Art Every Day Month Day 26

    Today’s prompt is “Bigger Than My Body” by John Mayer.

    I like how the lady turned out.  I think she might be one of my best. The handwriting could have been better though.  I noticed I have been using blues and purples a lot; so I decided to change it up and use a different color.

    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.

    "Someday"
    “Someday”
    Created 11/26/2013

    Created using Koi Watercolor, Sakura Micron Pens, Sharpie Paint Marker and acrylic paint on mixed media paper.

    Below is my entry for Art Every Day Month.

    I don’t care for this one at all.  My circles were so wobbly and the black boxes aren’t straight.

    To participate in Art Every Day Month or to view other participants entries visit Leah’s blog, Creative Every Day.

    "Life is Simple"
    “Life is Simple”
    Created 11/26/2013

    Created using Distress Inks, acrylic paint marker and Sharpie Paint Marker on watercolor paper.