I joined up to the free two week Creativity Boot Camp the other day. First day was Sunday. (so still time to join in!) I'm really loving how much it's making me think and also to drag out my paints every day! I chose paints as my medium because I've wanted to use them more for ages, quite a few classes I'm looking at involve painting and basically - I just miss it. Years ago, growing up and in my teens I was never far away from my sketch book or my paints. On reflection (which this class has made me do) I know when I stopped drawing and painting, I know why I stopped... what I am now wondering is... now that certain things aren't in my life and haven't been for years. Why didn't I start again? Time to rectify that!
I must admit I found the first 3 days of the journalling very hard, only because I don't like putting stuff like that down on paper. Fear of being laughed at or being cheesy. I will get it done but it will take me a while and I wont be sharing it on my blog.
So on to the prompts. Day one was Ivory. Instantly I thought of elephants and then for some reason, Elmer. Then I thought, wouldn't Elmer look cool with an Alice makeover? Please excuse the picture, I've magnified the one from the post below which was a shot of my desk.I had almost finished Elmer - was going to bling him up a bit, moved a box of paint straight on top of him, didn't realise that until a couple of hours later... yup he is now welded to the underneath of that box. Hmmm. Don't worry there will be an Alice-ified Elmer II but if I don't start posting photos I'm going to get so far behind I just wont do it. He was cute though wasn't he? *sniff*
The day two prompt was Picnic now instantly the only thing that came into my head was apples crawling with cheeky chappie maggots. Why? I dunno - it's certainly not representative of the picnics we go on. However I ran short on time, was still doing Elmer and am trying to do this day by day so skipped straight to day three.
Day three prompt - Multilayered. NOW you're talking! I have a sketch book I treated myself to at Christmas. It's been sadly neglected but I hope it will be chocka in a few months now that I'm all inspired. The covers were made from white canvas. I decided all that white had to go and you can't get much more multi layered than this :PThis is five layers in, I have some more to go and some embellies to add but I have to wait for each layer to dry. I'm going to try, from here on in, to post daily with this class. The only thing is I'll be posting a day behind because I don't generally get 'me' time till the girls are asleep so wont be starting day four (prompt: Heavy Metal... take a wild guess!) till later this evening. Then I need the paint to dry, have some natural light to take photos blah blah blah! I wont bore you again with how dark my house is ! (It's a cave!)
I am really loving this class so far and am already slightly sad that it's only two weeks long. I will try and keep up the daily craft time after it's finished.
Thanks you as always for popping by :)
P.s: Just thought - that green and blue paint was applied with a plastic picnic knife. Day two sorted!