Thanks to Robin-Marie Smith for the wonderful photo of the green "Push Your Boundaries" mug photo. It was posted on The Documented Life Project facebook page and as soon as I saw it I knew I wanted to use it on a journal page.
Art Journaling has pushed my boundaries. I have tried things I never thought I'd attempt. It has given me courage to be who I really am and to put myself out there. I have learned that:
I'm not a fan of working with colored pencils. I don't have the patience for slowly adding layer after layer to achieve what I want my piece to look like.
I know that when I drive to work in the morning and look at the sky I want to learn how to paint the sky going from dark to light with the silhouette of the trees in the foreground.
I love the freedom of art journaling.
I am learning to accept that some pages in my journal I will really like and some I won't and that's OK. (I'll post those on another day)
Those are just a few of the things I learned.
This page was done with yellow craft paint in the background. I used a kids block (similar to duplos) and gesso to make the white marks and the core from tape to make the purple circles. I made deep pink lines with a credit card and then didn't like them so I wiped them off with left me with faint pink in places. I used the corner of a credit card to make the short pink marks. I printed the words using MS Publisher.
What have you done lately to push your boundaries?
Link to Paint Party Friday, The Documented Life Project, Artist Playroom