acrylic paint + an old gift card = joy
dpp041alt: scraping paint, digitally
this is what happened when i hit "auto" in the lighting levels dialog box
whilst uploading the photo above!
i realized in the midst of this that i hadn't hand-stamped anything all summer! how is that possible?!
(in my defense, i did do lots of hand-lettering, which is also fab.)
this prompt was guest-hosted by teresa robinson, who encouraged us to go free form and try lots of experimental styles, so i went crazy and it was awesome! :)
(yes, that's my real journal/planner that i write in every day; and yes, i had also drawn a mustache gallery down one side of the page that week; and no, said mustache gallery is not even close to being the weirdest thing in there, lol!)
another page that i made in my planner because this really is a "wishlist" of house things i want to do... someday. i guess i should explain that my planner is a book i sort of use as a record of things i've done or want to remember, plus lists of things i want to try, doodle experiments, pasting-in of cool stickers or tags or adverts postcards that came in the mail. it's like a really lumpy, totally laureny version of project life, i s'pose. (i do also have a small date book that i carry around so to write down appointments and things, but that's a different book.)
i just could NOT resist the temptation to add the stitching at the end; sometimes i need to sit at the sewing machine and "doodle" i don't know why, exactly, but i try to go with the flow.
i was torn between making a sun, making a sunflower, and making some sun-themed text art, so i combined them all, because in art there are NO RULES, just RIGHT! ok, actually, i'm pretty sure that's outback steakhouse... but it also works really well for an art manifesto, so just go with me here, ok, darlings? thanks!