How I prepare the page
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Follow my progress on the road
For these two pages I have no idea what I am going to do yet... I may come up with the idea on the road and will be posting works in progress photos to my instagram, twitter and Facebook accounts so follow me on whichever of those social media platforms you like the best.
Prompt: What made today special?
|a watercolor print of Yo Yo Ma is image on|
facing page.. embellish or leave it?
That is the question.
List Idea: Looking for Harmony
Anyway, besides that five minute chat, my daughter was busy ignoring me on her iphone and I found myself doodling on the program. I started the page with my "one little word" for the year which is "Harmony" and decided to make a list of all the things that day that added harmony to my experience. In other words, how was this day special?
black signo pens. This is a great pen but all pens struggle on writing on a glossy surface, like these programs or washi tape. At home, I adhered the page to my journal using matte medium ( never cheap glossy products that will make your dry pages stick together) added the same elements as above, some Acrylic fluid paint and then ( this is important) added clear gesso on top. The clear gesso has grit in it to "matte-ify" the glossy page and facilitate writing. I can't wait to fill this in but I decided to wait until the car trip. I will be sharing my finished pages when I get back from vacation.
On the facing page, I started with a print of my Yo Yo Ma watercolor painting which you can collect from etsy. I actually have a few of these prints lying around since I am very picky about the quality of prints I send out to my collectors and having "hoarder tendencies" I don't like to throw out my rejects ( thinking I can use them for future projects, or even give away) I am not sure what if anything I want to do with this second page. I may add a quote, or leave it as is. What do you think?
Prompt: Where in the world are you?
For the next two pages, I secretly removed the map of New England from the family Atlas book. When questioned by my daughter and husband where I got the map I claimed I "just had it" (which is true-- "Tell the truth but tell it slant" as Emily Dickinson said) Again, I had to put clear gesso on top of the glossy pages.
I have a few ideas for this prompt... at first I would just do the "license plate game" and make a list of license plates we spotted...but as I thought about it I wanted to relate more to the picture so I think I am going to make a list of all the cities we pass through on the way. Again, I will be sharing my progress photos on social media. Your comments there are always appreciated. I may not respond to every one of them, but I personally read each one.
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