L is for lines - needed when trying to write in a straight line!
Here is the stamp I carved of 3 lines, along with the tag I created.
Check here to see what others did for L challenge.
Each week we are encouraged to share our work spaces and what we are working on for WOYWW - the weekly challenge hosted by Julia Dunnit at "STamping Ground".
Once again I used the dining room table to carve my latest stamp. I figured lines would come in handy for my journal.
This was actually a wee bit of a challenge to carve as I was a bit unsteady trying to carve a straight line. You'll notice the lines are of uneven thickness. But I actually like them - definitely folksy.
Today is the A to Z theme reveal for the April challenge. Over a thousand people are taking part in this daily challenge.
This will be my second time taking part in the challenge. For
several years I have participated in the ABC Wednesday Challenge – a weekly
letter challenge as well as the March Slice of Life (daily writing challenge)
The A to Z Challenge takes place in April and is a daily
challenge (except for Sundays) requiring one to write a daily post for each
letter, moving through the alphabet.
The challenge begins Friday April 1 (there’s still time to
sign up) and over 1000 bloggers are taking part.
To theme or not to theme – having written a daily blog for the
March Slice of Life with no theme, I decided I wanted to have a theme to focus
on. I also wanted to include art.
Such a lovely week weather wise, but also a week with art, good books read and improving health for my hubby.
Here are a few things I worked on this week:
Colour Me Positive
The weekly challenge at "LuLuArt" continues to intrigue and challenge me. This week the theme is "Trust Your Intuition", as well as the prompt to use an animal on your page.
Here is mine: ( I wrote about how I created it on my writing blog - for another challenge)
I am continuing with drawing faces and here are a couple I did, using the beautiful face of Ashley Callingbull, the first indigenous woman to win Mrs. Universe, as my model
For tags this week, I limited myself to using only 4 things - painted scrap papers, a butterfly stamp, a flower/script stamp and a word. I have been reading about doing a series of art pieces, using limited, similar media. Here are 3 of them:
Here is the stamp I carved and art tag I created for ABC Wednesday challenge this week. (I)
This week at ABC Wednesday, the letter of focus is I
I is for ice cream cone.
Here are the stamps I carved and the art tag I created.
Be sure to check here to see what others around the world did for I.
Each week Julia Dunnit hosts the meme WOYWW - where people from around the world are encouraged to share their work spaces and what they are working on.
Here is my dining room table after carving the stamps
I had originally planned to carve one stamp, but I carved too much away from the top so had to redo the ice cream section differently. But then it was easier to stamp different colours for the cone and ice cream. So that worked out in the end.
I also worked on a journal spread with a quote I've wanted to use for awhile in my art room in the basement.
Step one was the background. I used 3 different colours of acrylic paints spread with bubble wrap. Turned out darker than I'd planned, but I liked the textures.
I decided to add stencilled flowers next.
Final step was outlining the flowers and adding the quote by Leonardo Da Vinci - one I need to adopt!
March came in like a lion - hopefully it will go out like a lamb. We got over 6" of snow and since I am the designated snowblower, I was out for a bit on Wednesday.
Now we are going to have a few days of plus weather next week - even into double digits!
Here are a few things I have been working on this week:
Colour Me Positive:
The quote this week for the "Colour Me Positive" challenge (hosted at LuLu Art) focused on beauty and altho the extra challenge was to use flowers, the idea of puzzle pieces was what drew me. I used photos of myself through the years as well.
This quote about habits wouldn't let me go and so I created a journal spread for it. I am reading Gretchen Rubin's book "Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives" - and enjoying it.
Even tho the 29 Faces challenge is over, I still want to continue the practice of creating faces. With the range of faces of myself I had for the journal page above, I decided to try to sketch a few of them.
I only created a few tags this week - I'll have some to catch up with for my 366 day challenge.
Here are a couple:
I also created a tag for the ABC Wednesday challenge for H.
I also completed a set of APCs (altered playing cards) for a swap at ATCs For All.