i can't believe March is almost over! Where does the time go. In January, I posted a January Roundup at the end of the month and promised to do the same for February, but time slipped away from me. So here are some of the things I got up to in February. I'll try to post a March roundup towards the end of this months, but I'm not making any promises this time!
I worked on this journal entry at the end of January but it didn't make the January roundup. This is in a shorthand book I bought ages ago in London but hadn't workd in for awhile. It is really old and starting to fall apart, so some of the pages will have to be taped with clear tape.
Then I started to participate in a new set of prompts from Tammy Garcia of Daisy Yellow called Wonder 31 - there are 31 of them but I have only done a couple. The first was 'minimalism':
The next was 'snow globe', which I ended up doing two for. Traditional.
The third was 'collection'. In this case instead of an index card, I used my little shorthand book to showcase a very small selection from my 'collection' of washi papers and tapes.
In the same book, I used a Grey Goose ad as the starting point for a 'quote' challenge in the Wanderlust course I mentioned I'm taking.
Last but not least, I participated in another challenge for the Wanderlust course. This was really interesting. The challenge was to work on a journal page over three consecutive days for ten minutes each day, photographing each day's stage. It was very interesting to try to budget those 10 minutes. I am not usually very good at photographing my steps, but in this case it was part of the challenge, so let me share all three pictures.
Day one started with some acrylic paints and some drips of that hot pink acrylic ink. You can also see I scribbled some black Sharpie around under this layer, as well as some charcoal. The ten minutes seemed to go on and on for this stage.
On day three I added the finishing touches. This day the time seemed to be just right; although another five minutes would have been nice, I at least felt like I was able to finish the piece and get it to looks something like I had envisioned. I really enjoyed this exercise and would encourage anyone to try it.
I also worked on a board book that I just finished. I'll put all those pages in a single post at some point. I hope you enjoyed seeing more of my February works.