Thursday, January 22, 2009

Journaling day 21, 22

Day 21 focus was taking a photo and altering it. I took a picure of my hands threading my loom. I sanded areas of the picture and painted over some spots and then extended the idea out. Not sure if I liked it. I wanted to add a poem about hands but couldn't find anything I liked so I just added some words about using my hands and creating something from nothing.

Today's task was to use only crayons. Well first I went in my daughters room looking for crayons and found a box of 64. No black so it was hard to do. The crayons weren't pointed enough to do fine lines so I found it frustrating. I couldn't get a dark color for the eye. They seemed way to waxy. So next I went to watercolor crayons and they worked better, I did use some white gel pen for the whites of the eyes, I know that's not allowed but I couldn't get the white any other way. Then I tried to fix under the eye and things started smearing. The wet gel pen and water soluble crayons can cause a mess. I like working with the watercolor crayons so much more than regular crayons. There was no way to fix things with the regular crayons but with the watercolor ones I could wet and remove the color. It was an interesting exercise, I may try doing it just with watercolor crayons next time.

1 comment:

Diana M. Raab said...

What beautiful work you do! As a journaling advocate I can't stress the enough the importance of journaling! And also congratulations on your NaNoWriNo award! What an accomplishment! That is a lot of work.

You may want to check out my forthcoming book (Fall 2009) called WRITERS AND THEIR NOTEBOOKS. I think you will find it interesting. In the meantime, all my other books are based on my journaling. Check out my website for more information, Also, come visit my blog,

Happy Journaling!