For those of you who were around this time last year- you may remember me asking for your opinion about some of my photographs. These were to be made into postcards and sent as part of the KatEye Art swap. Kateyestudio Well this year, I have opted to take part again- and have now 5 postcards winging their way across to the States to be swapped with other like minded people.
It is always difficult to choose favourite photos- but after much debate - these are the ones chosen:
Now I don't know about you, but even though it was an art swap- Photography is the easy option as I haven't got an artistic bone in my body- yes- I may be arty, crafty and creative when I want to be- but I have no skills- nor can really draw a straight line. So I have decided to be a little more 'Arty'.
I have always been fascinated by Art journals, travel journals and sketch books- and have admired many from afar- but I let my photos generally do the talking- Until now that is!
Reading Kathy's blog I was interested to find out she was taking part in Journal 52 an art journal challenge- and so I decided to grab the bull by the horns and take part too. There are weekly prompts to focus your Journal on- but then it is pretty much free reign what you do with it!
The first week prompt was 'Up, Up and Away'. My initial idea incorporated balloons and things, until I spotted some flying geese images in a magazine and used these to collage instead.
Now I know it isn't very arty, nor clever- But I'm going to use this journal as another way of expression and perhaps get my creative juices flowing. I've also decided to incorporate some rambling poetry / words that come up inspired by the prompt.
For the second week prompt it was Somewhere- a simple place- And of course for me, that means the beach!
I apologise for the lousy pictures of the pages- But just like the pages themselves- not great- just wanted to show you what I've been up too:)
It's quite nice getting the paints and glue out- I feel like a child again!
What do you do that's 'Arty'? Does it make you feel like a child again?
Until next time-