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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.

mandala

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

Art Journal Challenge Week Twenty Seven Music Notes

Art Journal Challenge Week 27 Music Notes

 

This was a good challenge.

musicnotes

I meant to paint the background, but ran out of time.

Art Journal Week Challenge 27 Music Notes

I meant to place music notes on my river of bars, but ran out of time.

Art Journal Week Challenge 27 Music Notes

I used paint, markers, crayon for this week’s challenge.

Art Journal Week Challenge 27 Music Notes

I wish I had “more time” to decorate the music notes-that was the plan. Oh well! On to next week!

Art Journal Week Twenty Six LOL

LOL.

Art Journal Challenge Week 26 LOL

Well, what does THAT prompt mean at all? LOL! I have no idea where I got these prompt ideas from-again!

Art Journal Challenge LOL

League of Legends

On first Google try, LOL means League of Legends. Some sort of online game. I’m not a gamer, so I doubt I will try and represent the League. LOL.

Satan?

I continue down the Google page-heavens, have I been invoking the name of Satan in vain?

“When we “laugh out loud” online, are we really praying to Satan, the prince of darkness himself? … According to the directive, which is meant to be shared “with Christians,” the classic and ubiquitous “LOL” acronym stands for “Lucifer our lord,” something the image’s creator doesn’t find funny at all”

Art Journal Challenge LOL

Sock Monkey don’t care about LOL!

LOL LOL LOL

I used paint, stickers, a few markers for this week Art Journal Challenge.

Art Journal Challenge LOL

Onto the next week!!

Art Journal Challenge Week Twenty Five Favorite Book Character

Favorite Book Character

Favorite Book Character Art Journal Challenge

Anne of Green Gables

My favorite book character is…Anne with an E of course! Anne Shirley, or “Anne of Green Gables” as she is more popularly known.

I didn’t read the Anne books until college. It was love at first site with Anne, with her “race that knows Joseph”.  There is quite a collection of porcelain dogs in my household. (Both L.M. Montgomery and Anne owned Gog and Magog.)

Dog Collection

Lucy Maud Montgomery

I’ve read all of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s “selected”  journals. Her life, compared to her character, Anne, was a rough one. Her husband suffered from depression and maybe was bi-polar. Mrs. Montgomery seemed to mainly support the family and had many health issues of her own. I believe I have read most of her fiction books. If you like Anne of Green Gables, you might also enjoy the Emily of New Moon series.

japan anne

Favorite book

My favorite book is Anne’s House of Dreams, although a bit sad. This is the book where she and Gilbert get married and start their life together.

Favorite secondary character

It’s Anne’s youngest daughter, Rilla, and her story of growing up in the WWI years. Her book is called “Rilla of Ingleside”. I just acquired a new book called “Readying Rilla” which is Montgomery’s manuscript of Rilla and the editing and changes that went into the manuscript.

What about the Art Journal Page?

I was so busy with Anne, the page became secondary! Most of this week was printed pics and a little stamping.

Art Journal Challenge Favorite Book Character

Art Journal Challenge Favorite Book Character

Art Journal Challenge Favorite Book Character

This was a fun week. I’ve now retrieved all my “Anne” books for another re-read!

Art Journal Challenge Week Twenty Four Copy Something Famous

Art Journal Challenge Week 24 Copy Something Famous

No Love

I didn’t have any love for “Copy Something Famous”.  I even went looking for other journal prompts. But I circled back to it. Of course I thought of copying the Mona Lisa. Then I thought about there was this dog image..Google makes it incredibly easy to google “famous dog” and boom! there he was! The Blue Dog!

 

Copy Something Famous

 

Art Journal Challenge Week 24 Copy Something Famous

Blue Dog

In the early 1990s Rodrigue’s  Blue Dog Series, based on the French-Cajun loup-garou legend, catapulted him to worldwide fame.  The Blue Dog was made popular by Absolut Vodka in 1992.

Art Journal Challenge Week 24 Copy Something Famous

You know what? It was really interesting to learn about George Rodrigue, and the origins of the Blue Dog Series. I might need a Blue Dog Poster or Print for my home office…

Art Journal Challenge Week 24 Copy Something Famous

I decided I didn’t need to fill in all the space around my blue dog. Or make bunches of said puppy.

Art Journal Challenge Week 24 Copy Something Famous

I enjoyed making my own version of the famous blue dog. Onto Week Twenty-Five!

Art Journal Challenge Week 23 Water

Art Journal Challenge Week 23 Water

I went blue at first. Water is blue, right?

It’s blue in New Zealand!

 

Art Journal Challenge Water

Not very inspired this week. I liked the blues that I started with. When I added the magazines cut out, I think the spread went to crap.

Art Journal Challenge Water

No time to recover, just time to move on to a new week and new challenge!

Art Journal Challenge Water

I can at least say I did it!

Art Journal Challenge Water