Challenge #183This week's Diva Challenge (here) was to use a new tangle by Annette Carlo called X-Did.
I had a lot of fun with it, even though I haven't really had very much time to explore the possibilities.
Please check out the beautiful art always displayed on the Diva's challenge by all the participants. I have not had a chance to do it, yet, but will definitely try to make time for it this week. It is always a treat to see everyone's interpretation of a new tangle and it is always a source of inspiration to me.
Stamp and Art Journal Play
I started getting into art journals a few months ago, but have not had much time to dedicate to it. So, I created a journal a while ago (shown here) from junk mail with lots of pockets. The pockets are supposed to hold work-in-progress pieces that I can work on when I don't have much time. This is exactly what I did this week.
I had about 10 minutes one night, and I painted this little piece with watercolors. The following night, I had about 10 minutes again, and I added some details with pen and ink. I'm not sure what I will use it for, but I felt pretty good to have spent those 10 minutes each night doing something fun and relaxing. Sometimes it is all the time I will have, so this method of using the pockets for something I can work on a bit at a time, is working for me.
|This is a bit less than 2 x 2 inchies... so, pretty small|
Last Monday was Labor Day in the US and so I relaxed a bit finishing this piece. It was stamped with my "Well Inspired" stamp, painted with watercolors, with details added in with pen and ink and colored pencils.
I also took another print of a hand-carved stamp from one of my journal pockets and worked on it while watching TV with my husband. This stamp was created during the workshop (here) and I hadn't done anything to any of the prints I took at the time.
|I added details with colored pencils and pen and ink|
Regarding the new house... things are still uncertain right now. I'm trying to keep positive and hope everything will work out. :)