Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Art Journaling - Daily Life


This is the second challenge of the month, for my Art Journaling Ning, hosted by Less Herger.  I wrote about the first one here.  This time, our challenge was to choose one thing in our daily life.
"Document it somehow, find beauty in it." 


These are the colors that were selected:
deep brick red, indigo blue and sap green.  

"The best part of waking up..."

I walked around the house, looking for the three colors in the challenge and came upon my empty coffee creamer, sitting on the counter ready for the recycling bin and my coffee container.  Every morning I wake up, make coffee, feed the dogs and get on the computer - now that's what I call daily life!  


This was my process: I sketched my little coffee table with everything on it.  Then added my colors and background wash.  Next I outlined the objects with ink.  


I thought the whole composition looked a little bland, so I smeared some coffee grounds all over the page.  That gave it a darker tone and seemed very appropriate.  I also added a bit more color to the background and a little message to myself.  That's a picture of my  morning, every morning!     

9 comments:

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

I couldn't agree more :) Coffee and the computer are a great start to the day!

Nancy said...

Haha...I appreciate the irony of the "getting on the computer" part. How cool though- that you found that trio in your exact colors!

Erika said...

I laughed when I read your last photo. I try to not get on the computer first thing anymore. I felt like I was too cranky and needed food first:)

Erika

BeadedTail said...

That's funny! I don't like coffee so I go straight for the computer.

Rose said...

Fun idea for a post! I try to be disciplined about getting ready in the morning before I get on the computer, but it's really hard. :)

Kathleen said...

Very fun sketch! Cool idea for a journal entry!

Splendid Little Stars said...

How fun! I laughed at the smearing of coffee part. Sniffing that page could make you very happy indeed!

Judy Nolan said...

Clever idea to smear the coffee grounds on your page to deepen the colors!

danial franco said...

That is so cute...!
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