Last week's prompts proved a little difficult for me. Some weeks I'm bursting with ideas and others...not so much. I love that the Get Messy philosophy is really about pushing through and making. While I know I can skip around and choose any prompt or just make something up...I really enjoy the challenge of creating with a framework. The prompts provide that frame.
I decided to do a page based on an author I love and a subject I love. Shakespeare and nature. Two of my favorites. Although this was loosely based on one of the prompts...I took some liberties as I always do. It's important for me to adapt the challenges and prompts to my liking rather than trying to adhere too strictly to what it says. This allows the ideas to flow a bit more freely. When it comes to art journaling I feel like I am always adapting and modifying my process. That's my favorite part...it changes as I change and becomes what I become.
This page consists of nothing more than watercolor. Last week really felt like Spring in the midwest. I didn't realize how hungry I was for the warmth. It has been bitterly cold and even a small bump in the temperature completely changed my mood. I wanted both the colors and the quote to reflect that. The orangey, coral and shock of blue reminds me of the outdoors and Springtime.