Monday, January 27, 2014
Day 1 of Kickstart Your Art
One of my goals this year is to get involved in new arty adventures, to spread my wings, so to speak. To say this is tough for me is the understatement of the year, but I'm taking baby steps. Today is the first day of the "Kickstart Your Art" event at Smeared and Smudged, a week long set of art journaling challenges. I'll be the first to admit, I suck at art journaling, so even the consideration of joining in gives me heart palpitations. Yes, I belong to the Art Journal Every Day Group on the Smeared and Smudged Forum, but I'm a lurker and admirer, not a participant. So, in case you can't read between the lines, I generally avoid things I'm not good at because I'm terrified of failure. Still, no harm in looking. The first prompt came this morning at 9:00am PST and we have 24 hours to complete it. There are daily prizes, as well as a fab Grand Prize for one lucky soul who manages all the challenges. Can't promise that, but today's prompt of 3 primary color drips seemed pretty managable. Titbelsoeur has a fab tut on the Forum using paint, but I went the Dylusions Spray route. Now what? Well, the drips to me sort of looked like tears. What if our feelings colored our tears? Would people see us more clearly, understand us better? Those were my thoughts, anyway. The rest is my own feeble attempt at doodling and the dreaded journaling. Phew! Day One down! I need a glass of wine.