Well, I've decided since my Mojo made a recent appearance, I better strike while the fire's hot! So I am entering my art journal "September" page into the Inspire Me Art Journal Contest. The prize is $50 worth of art journaling goodies!
They want to know what inspired me to do my art journal page...it was both the Day 1 Challenge over at Fabulous and Free Art Journal Challenge's Facebook page, and this amazing book:
I have tried Zentangles, but found very frustrating, and frankly...maddening! It was supposed to be relaxing. Well, uhm...nope. I just found myself getting angrier and angrier at what I was trying to create. But...I remember, recently, that I really love to do lettering. I've been out of practice for a very long time...so why not try to get into it again. Then I started watching videos on Youtube about lettering. I happened upon one of Joanne Fink's videos on ZenDangles. I was fascinated! Hey, I can do that! So I went ahead and ordered her book. I'm so glad I did! Here is my very first ZenDangle drawing:
I liked it once I got the initial black drawing done, but after adding the color...wow! I love how this turned out! And it's my very first try!
With that being done, I felt an urge inside me to keep going. So, I decided to do the Fabulous and Free Art Journal Challenge Day 1, and incorporate the ZenDangle. The challenge mentioned picking a favorite month. I picked September. I have a lot going on during this month (including my birthday).
I decided to do the word "September" in ZenDangles. Then put special events going on that month on the page. At first, I wanted to do a background before doing the ZenDangle, but decided not to. So I did the ZenDangle first THEN did a background with some Distress Inks. Even though I don't really like glitter...you see I have a phobia (glitter gets everywhere)...I added some Stickles to glam my page up. So what do you think?
I love this! I love the way it turned out! I'm so happy with myself, and I want to share this!
Labels: Art Journaling, background, distress ink, mixed media, stickles, Zendangles, Zentangles