You know I thought I had created all the index cards for the month of June, but it turns out I am missing a month. I am going to try and create another weeks worth. I will have to see how my life goes in the next week. Since I have been gone on vacation for over a week, I have a lot of
stuff that needs to be caught up on. Hubby needs some attention, my dog need attention, and I need to get back on my diet. I had a really good time on my vacation, we had nice weather, and I got a little bit of a tan, but not enough for me to wear that new dress for the wedding, so I am going to either get a spray tan, or go tanning. I know its not great for your skin, but I am looking whiter than white bread, and I am wearing bare legs, so a tan is a necessity.
I decided when I went on my road trip, that I did not want to take to many things with me. Because I wanted to enjoy my time with my friends. So this is what I took and made.
first I decided it had to fit in my pencil bag, and it did.
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2. I would try to use only what I found while travelling. Brochures, receipts pictures etc.
(I did take a baggie of stuff just in case) used very little of it
3. I would try to draw and illustrate to truly make it mine
Before I lleft I did two things, made a pamphlet booklet and made the map on the front page and the back
And that was all the rules I allowed , otherwise anything goes as you will see.
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THE wine bottles were made out of candy wrappers that my friend
had in our room as a treat
I used a paper bag that I received when I bought some goodies, it had
images and stuff stamped on it
My friend bought some kale chips and I loved the label so I used it
it opens up and I can journal in it
Sometimes when you are doing a travel journal its nice
to put in things to do in the summer, animals you see on the highway
I have not drawn the animals I did see yet but I have saved a page just for that
That little fold out was given to me in a mail exchange
and it fit the picture of my friends perfectly
This is a map of Victoria, and I put some cards of places I wanted
to remember, and then drew on the map where they were
A lot of people now travel with pets, and I wanted to remember that,
on the opposite page, I drew some signs I saw along the highway
I made a pocket to store stuff, and add a shiny frame on one of the images
Another bag page, that opens up and I made it so it stores stuff
I made a list of all the fruit that the Shuswap grows
the background glued to the index card was a paper towel,that I had left on my art table and cleaned the brush on, and they I just drew the flower with sharpie, I did add a little green to the leaves, but
other than that, it was just paint on the paper towel.
I have been trying to make some collages, 3 to be exact for my pen pal, that is what is on the course agenda for this month, collages of everyday life. So when I get them done, you will see them.
Today it was a cooked chicken from Safeway, cottage cheese and tomatoes, being off my diet lately, so I am back on, want that new dress to still fit me for the wedding. And you might even get to see
a full length picture of me in it. I said might so don't get too excited yet.
another painted papers on index cards, and me making something of it.
Well I am getting ready for the trip on Sunday....will be posting my index cards still from the road, everywhere I go has wifi, so I am taking my laptop. You wouldn't want to miss a riveting minute of this trip. Question, do you make your bed every day......I will tell you I don't make it in the morning, but I must make it before I get in it, crazy I know. I used to make the bed every morning before I went to work. Now, only if I have company...I don't want them to think I am a slob...
I had fun creating this one, all I did was I had some painted papers, tore a little, glued it on the index car, found a girl in a magazine, painted over her, and the flower and here is my version of a collage.
You sometimes the elements all come together, and sometimes, its crap....
I doubled up the index cards on this one, and used different colors of acrylic paint, and then tried to find a shape, and I found the fish. I enjoyed doing this, sometimes you cant find anything, but sometimes it works out
This is the month of the index card challenge, actually its two months, June and July. But I am only doing it for the month of June. I am taking july and august off blogging, its very quiet in the summer so its time to enjoy . Anyway I have created 26 index cards so far, and scheduled all of them to
post. They are all not great masterpieces but I had fun creating them and that is all that matters right.