Art Journal 2011 – Week 5 – February Arrived

February arrived with Snowmaggedon – a blizzardy winter storm leaving us 15 to 17 inches, 2 to 4-foot drifts, and shutting down the city for a couple days. My classes were cancelled two days in a row, which gave me a good chance to get caught up.

I decided to experiment on one of my art cards with some sewing to capture this time of year when I start to feel cabin fever creeping in.

Life always brings ups and downs. Lately, I haven’t been very good at dealing with the downs. So I reflected on the ups and downs with some spiral journaling on my next card, which made me feel better. Kinda like releasing the worries so I can move on. In short, I’m glad last week is over!

I used watercolor crayons for the background because they give a nice saturated color, Micron pens for the center journaling and doodle, colored pencils for splashes of brightness, and then shiny blue and silver beads to add some pizzazz to the outer borders.

If you would like to see what Michelle and Sandra have been doing on their art cards, we set up a Flickr group to share photos of our cards.

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Related Posts:

Weeks 1 and 2

Week 3

Week 4