Sunday, May 11, 2014
The Documented Life Project Week 19
Hope your day was as terrific as mine! I had the most wonderful day with my girls, hanging around the house together, going for a nice walk and enjoying the beautiful weather.
The Documented Life Project Challenge for week 19 was to perform a random act of kindness and document it. I had lots of ideas here, but so very little time to act on any of them. I ended up purchasing a couple of scratch tickets at a nearby convenience store, and gifting one to the cashier. Her surprised and excited reaction was fun.
I kept one ticket with the intention of using it on my page. There are two very good reasons that I didn't end up doing this. One: my ticket was a winner, (not a big one, but a winner!). Two: That ticket was really, really ugly! Nothing about it appealed to me visually as I sat down to create my page.
So, this page didn't turn out at all as I had envisioned it. I played around with layers of gesso and Distress Inks, and added some stenciling with Distress Ink and Gelatos. I was pretty underwhelmed with the results, and actually made an alternative background to use instead. Yeah, that one didn't work for me either. I grabbed a few pieces from my stash of experimental junk, and found the Gelato stamped watercolor piece that became my focal image.
I had just finished reading the novel "The Good Luck of Right Now" by Matthew Quick, and found it to be a quirky. fun and thought provoking read, and worthy of being documented in my journal, particularly as it matched the nature of my RAK. As usual, the lettering, as well as the sketchy border, were done with my Sharpie pen.
I hope you find time to have fun with your art supplies this week, and to read a good book, too!
Thanks for stopping by to check out my journal page!