So May...where did you go?
I honestly don't know because I did most of these pages all at once. But now I'm feeling close to caught up.
Here's the last April page all finished, as I promised:
On to May!
Week 19: Use colors outside your comfort zone. Combined with Week 20: Music:
Better Dead than Red
I don't usually combine weeks even when I am behind. Somehow, I tend to feel like that's "cheating". When I started on Week 19, I didn't really plan to tie it into Week 20 but it all came together like this.
I knew my "uncomfortable" color was red. (It was that or just straight up yellow. I might even have leaned toward yellow because at this time I was working on a project in which I was using an unusually large amount of red and I had red mop up papers scattered everywhere.) I always think of red for Valentines and Christmas and mostly as an accent color. Since I had mop up papers of red, I went ahead and used one. Why reinvent the wheel, right? So I ripped a sheet diagonally and stuck it down on the left. Then, I stared at it. Seriously, what the heck do you do with red?
So I began rummaging through the junk/scrap pile on my table...all those little bits of torn papers that I just hadn't tossed yet. I found the small word, torn from a dictionary top..."Russia". It all fell into place. The quote popped into my head and I couldn't shake it. I tore more dictionary text and lo and behold in the very front of my old children's dictionary (Yes, a Children's Dictionary!) was one of many "new" terms added to the language. And "Red" was one of them...red as in Russian.
Once I decided to add this element and the quote, I knew it would run over to the next page and since Music was the next topic...the song, "Russians" by Sting became the obvious choice.
I got to use up a mop up page of red, and two tags, as well as some dictionary text that had been covered with red sprays. On the right hand side, I added a music sheet down first then some clear texture paste through a square stencil. I dripped some red Lindy's spray. I like how the texture paste resisted the color.
Week 22: Lift: Landscape: I just had a vision for this prompt and I sketched it out quick with a pencil. I know I could have made it more "real" with a different medium but I wanted to just use markers...just like I had when I was a kid. All I had was a box of markers and what kind of pictures did I draw with them. I had been thinking of hot air balloons for a project and then has seen some wonderful photos on Facebook and it just seemed to be calling my name. It was quick, fun, and no pressure. I got the added benefit of testing out all my Distress Markers to see if I needed to replace any necessary colors.
See ya next month!
"A world of never ending happiness. You can always see the sun, day or night." --Prince, "Let's Go Crazy