Art Journal – Week 4 (Documented Life Project)

The challenge was to add words to the page and the theme for the week was friends. I wanted to do something completely different than what I normally do, so I decided to go more realistic, rather than messy.

I glued underpaper and bookpages to the page and then journaled across the whole thing. I added a light layer of gesso, and then drew a tree. Not sure why, but I did. In going with the friendship theme, I thought I’d add a couple of birds to the tree, using the paisley shape for their bodies. I used distress blue paint for the sky. I used distress green paint and stain for the leaves. The trunk and flowers were done with a black Pitt pen and Prismacolor pencils.

Not my favorite spread, but at least I was brave and tried something way out of my comfort zone.

Have a great day!

6 responses to “Art Journal – Week 4 (Documented Life Project)”

  1. Just now finding your blog, Sherrinda — and I am so glad I did. I wish I could create something beautiful like this, but there's no sense in belaboring that point. Instead, I'll just reiterate how much I love this piece, especially the image of the tree. It reminds me of how sheltering true friendships are for us.


  2. Hi Beth! You are so very sweet. And I love what you said about true friendships…true, indeed!


  3. I love this page. Reminds me of a children's book illustration. I don't know what like best about it. The colors, the birds, the doodle details,the lettering. Just perfect


  4. Absolutely beautiful with so much heart!


  5. Aww, thank you CJ. You are such an encourager!


  6. Thanks, Lynn! I struggled with this one and kept leaving it and coming back. 🙂


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