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Art Journal Prompt Week 35 Spaces

This week prompt was “spaces”.

First thoughts were “wide open spaces”. These were some pics I took of some wide open spaces.


and “white space”.

Unfortunately, that was the end of my creativity for “spaces” for the week. Oh well, if the prompt doesn’t kick any stimulus off, so be it! Onto the next week!

Art Journal Challenge Week Thirty Three Zentangle

I gave the “Zentangle” method a go this week.


What is Zentangle?


From the official website: “The Zentangle Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. We call these patterns, tangles. You create tangles with combinations of dots, lines, simple curves, S-curves and orbs. These simple shapes are the “Elemental Strokes” in all Zentangle art. These patterns are drawn on small pieces of paper called “tiles.” We call them tiles because you can assemble them into mosaics.”

Maybe I just drew patterns instead?


I didn’t really get much out of this week’s art journal. But I did complete it! Onto Week Thirty Four!

Art Journal Challenge Week Thirty Two What Happened Today at 7am

I decided it would be fun to record a picture daily at 7am. I chose the barn across the road.

Art Journal Challenge Week Thirty Two

This is our barn and property but not our livestock. We are renting the pasture and barn out to a local farmer. The horse seems to have taken up residence in the barn.

Art Journal Challenge What Happened at 7 am

horse in barn

I have not seen the cows lately. They may be on the other side of the hill-this section is about 10-15 acres, or the farmer may have removed them due to low water supply.


The picture changed slightly! I woke to a very foggy morning.

Art Journal Challenge What Happened at 7 am

foggy barn

This has been a fun and different challenge. The same view is not the same view. There is change involved daily.

Art Journal Challenge What Happened at 7 am

The Cows are Back

cow in barn

Did they ever leave? Have they been on the back side of the hill? I watched them walk over the hill last night. This morning, one cow was occupying the barn. No sign of Mr Horse.


Art Journal Challenge What Happened at 7 am

A fun challenge on what could have been a very static subject. I enjoyed this.

Art Journal Challenge Week Thirty One Books



Another challenge I love! Books!

Art Journal Challenge Books

I’m reading more books these days thanks to Libby. Libby is an app where I can borrow books from my local library and read them. This has saved me a bunch of money, and I’m reading more books!

Art Journal Challenge Books

I enjoyed this prompt. I even made a book! And pasted it on my books page!

Art Journal Challenge Books

I am going to see Hamilton An American Musical *twice* this August! Very excited!

Art Journal Challenge Books

Of course you have to be an open book.

Art Journal Challenge Books

I used markers, crayons, paper, paint to create this weeks collage. Onto Week Thirty Two!

Art Journal Challenge Week Thirty Mandals

Second time mandalas came up as a prompt-I didn’t scratch it out on the first fail-so here it is. I was doodling away nicely until Tuesday afternoon-when the dreaded rotovirus hit me.

I didn’t get much accomplished this week, but I did some work on the page.


I am calling it a success. Onto Week Thirty One.

Art Journal Challenge Week Twenty Nine Orange

Orange you glad I didn’t say banana? This week challenge prompt was…orange!

Art Journal Challenge Orange

I first painted the background a pale orange. The perennial knock knock joke and “Orange is the New Black” were the first items that came to mind with the prompt.

Art Journal Challenge Orange

This week was a more fun doodle. I got it done before I left town on Thursday!

Art Journal Challenge Orange

Media used this week was paint, Gesso, markers, crayons.

Art Journal Challenge Orange