I've been reading blogs this morning and hearing about all the freezing cold weather everywhere....well, at least in the UK and most of this country. I wish I could send you all some sunshine and a little bit of warmth from sunny Southern California. Here where we live it has been getting into the 60's during the day (not all that warm!) and dropping down into the 30's at night so it isn't exactly beach weather but I must say it's warmer than many other places! And the sun shines almost every day. That's what I like best.
I took this picture of the windows reflected in a picture that hangs on the wall in the dining room....
I have those crappy vertical blinds on the big window in the dining room. I really don't like them but the window is huge and I don't know what else to do with it! I do like how the sunlight plays through them though. And you can see the big arched window above which we cover in the summer to keep the sun out....otherwise we would bake!
Ok, enough of this weather/house report. I am keeping up with my art journal so far this year. This is the spread I did yesterday....
I painted the background with some Golden liquid acrylics then added a border of strips cut from various magazines and papers. The colored squares are cut from scrapbooking paper, too. I added some text from an old book, some stamped images, including some writing and then added the elephant picture. I thought it was so cute....I like elephants. I did some circles with paint and Neocolors II, printed out some day and month letters to use, doodled around the edges, and then found a quote I like and wrote that on the page with a Sharpie poster paint pen and that was it.
I still can't seem to get the colors to show true when I photograph them but if I scan the pages it cuts off the border. So this is the best I can do.
Have you played today? Made any art? Do it....you'll feel better!