Today I have a day off of work and I have scheduled my day around Paint Party Friday. I am spending the day painting and checking in on all the wonderful artists that play along.
But first I wanted to show you something. Last year at Artfest my dorm mates and I decided to start a circle journal so that we could stay connected through the year in between Artfest. I had participated in circle journals in my scrapbooking days, and I thought what a great idea to do this with artists.
There were ten of us involved. Everyone had to make or buy a journal, or provide enough pages for all 10 of us to complete one page. Next, you decide your theme and complete one page of the journal. Then you send your journal to the next person in line and they complete a page based on your theme. You circle through all the participants and when you get it back, you have a wonderful journal filled with beautiful artwork.
I actually got mine back at Artfest. All the women who participated in the journal and attended this years Artfest got together in the common area of the dorm and got to see everyone's completed journals. They were all so beautiful and unique.
My theme was "Life is better when." And here are the pages:
|Heidi McElroy (My Aunt)|
|Heather Foust (My Mom)|
Sorry about the scans on a few pieces. Some have some 3-D embellishments on them that my cheap scanner couldn't handle. But you can see how beautiful they all are.
This was such a blast. During some busy times over the year, this was the only thing that kept me connected to art. It is a wonderful treasure.
We are doing it again this year (as soon as I take the time to organize it again!)