So the new challenge at Art Journal Journey started on Monday and this month's theme is "If music is the food of love, then play on." Hazel is hosting and here's my first post to this challenge at AJJ.
So one Friday evening recently I went to play in my happy place but after a week of work, I was tired, so I spent my evening drawing with a black Sharpie and then painting in those drawings. That's where these cherries came from.
It was a fun and relaxing way to spend the evening, a little out of my usual routine, and all of those are good reasons (in my book) to play with a Sharpie and paint.
Later on I sprayed inked the page, but I didn't like it very much, so I stenciled the white paint dots and then repainted my cherries and after that I worked OK for me. It felt very Valentine's to me- where the cherries and Valentines connect I don't know, but for some reason it did. So I die cut a lacy heart, which you can see around the edges of the other die cut heart made from plaid paper. I outlined it all in white, stamped and cut out the cupid (a TH, Stamper's Anonymous image), and stamped the love you words. Finally I doodled the border and called it done.
Then Monday I saw the new challenge for AJJ and decided I could doodle in a few musical notes (though not 100% necessary) and now I really am done with this page. Not my most favorite page, and I do like the heart and the cherries, but the background is still bugging me. Oh well, it is bright, cheery and a little different so time to move forward.
A new challenge also started this week on Try It on Tuesday. The new theme is romance, so I think this also works for that too. I am linking up this post to the TIOT page.
That's about all there is going on in my world. Warmer winter temperatures, work, new kids at school I am really enjoying so far, some evening reading, a little art time, and all the typical chores of life. Oh yes, I am also really enjoying the new episodes of the X-Files on Fox. I enjoy that show so much I actually bought the entire series box set a few years back and I sometimes sit down and watch a bunch of episodes. When I am feeling like a couch potato, So now its going to be hard to stop after just 6 new shows.
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