Last night instead of preparing my 'desk hopping linky party extravaganza post'...complete with a informative step out of a project with nicely edited photos... I went to the Broadway show, Newsies, with my Mother. The show was great. Lots of talented singers and dancers cavorting around the stage telling the story of child labors in the 1940s who formed a union and shut down New York City. This seems like a sad story...but they made it fun and powerful with lots of anthem like songs and plenty and stomp dancing. And of course, a forbidden romance thrown in for color :) So today you are getting a thrown together catch all catch up sort of a post instead of my usual thing. To start off, here is my messy desk :)
For those of you who follow along week to week..No I did not finish up that painting that was on my desk last week. Instead, I got completely sidetracked. You can see on my desk that I have become obsessed with ATCs (Artist Trading Cards) I had no idea how fun these little babies could be! A small and quick way to practice different media and of course, your drawing skills. LOVE THEM. It actually started with the idea of swapping a 'pocket letter' with a fellow Kraaft Shaak Design Team member. But I think it has blossomed into another tangent off the road of 'what I should be doing' LOL Here is a closer look at a couple of them that meet the monthly Kraaft Shaak Kommunity challenge. This month, the challenge was to use Turquoise and Red together. So here you go! #KSCAPR15
I actually started out this week to try to catch up with some of the stuff I have let slide recently. I did catch up on The Documented Life art journaling challenges before my tangent into ATCs. The one for April 4th was a watercolor challenge. A shout out to the guest artist Gina Lee Kim. I love her bright and whimsical watercolor pieces! She teaches a few classes I would like to take...but...I am already behind on the other classes I have committed to :(
The week of April 11th was a acrylic paint challenge with the prompt 'cry me a river'. That brought me to the lyrics from the song Bridge Over Trouble Water..and straight into a sentimental place. This page is about how special it is to have someone to help you when you are going through a hard time, I hope each of you have someone like that in your lives.
The challenge for April 18th was to use a Gelli Plate in your spread. Well, I have not even looked at what the other artist's did for this. I dove right in and made a night time city using my 5" X 7" rectangle Gelli Plate. I LOVE these things I tell you! If you haven't tried them, you should :) Oh, and as you can see, I went for the #KSCAPR15 color challenge colors, Turquoise and Red :)
I also made a altered tag this week for Cards and More By Sheri's 'Tag It Tuesday' linky party. I am pretty darn proud of how my tag turned out. You can check that out here if you are interested :)