This is the second challenge of the month, for my Art Journaling Ning, hosted by Less Herger. I wrote about the first one here. This time, our challenge was to choose one thing in our daily life.
"Document it somehow, find beauty in it."
These are the colors that were selected:
deep brick red, indigo blue and sap green.
|"The best part of waking up..."|
I walked around the house, looking for the three colors in the challenge and came upon my empty coffee creamer, sitting on the counter ready for the recycling bin and my coffee container. Every morning I wake up, make coffee, feed the dogs and get on the computer - now that's what I call daily life!
This was my process: I sketched my little coffee table with everything on it. Then added my colors and background wash. Next I outlined the objects with ink.
I thought the whole composition looked a little bland, so I smeared some coffee grounds all over the page. That gave it a darker tone and seemed very appropriate. I also added a bit more color to the background and a little message to myself. That's a picture of my morning, every morning!