Happy Sunday, my friends. Do you make new year resolutions? I know that we're already a week into the new year and half the people who make them are probably already missing their goals. I never make new year resolutions. I guess their too intimidating and since I tend to be a live-in-the-moment type of person, I think making resolutions is just setting myself up for failure.
With all that being said, I decided to set some goals to work toward. I'm not resolving that I will do them; maybe I'll accomplish them and maybe I won't, but I do think they are some things I can try to do.
One of them is to start an art journal. Will I work on it everyday? Not likely. But I think it's something that will push me to try some different things with my art. So I made a page. It's taken me all week to get from start to finish.
I started with a piece of watercolor paper and glued on some scraps of newspaper and designer paper and then proceeded to cover it all with gesso. I just played around adding paint, stamping, doodling and added some images and die cuts that were just sitting in my stash waiting for a home. I used sharpies and gesso to color the quilt.
A couple things I learned. I'm still terrible with a paintbrush in my hand (but brushstokes leave a lot of texture) and gel medium smears ink (at least water based ink anyway). I may have to use pigment inks from now on.
As far as those goals go? I just worked on two of them. I started an art journal and I tried something new. Finishing a quilt should be attainable. Organizing my studio? Who knows. I haven't been very successful in that. But I think it's a good goal to work toward.
Thanks so much for stopping by.