Now, I could think of all sorts of lovey-dovey perfect fits for which I have oodles of photographs I could use but I really wanted to do something in the art journal so I racked my brain for picture-less representations of a perfect fit in my life and this is what I came up with...
This is a combo of oil pastels, watercolors, and stamping.
The fishbowl (which is supposed to look like it's got its reflection under it, which now looking at it I realize doesn't work but that's a whole other story...) is done with oil pastels. I remember loving to use oil pastels when I was a kid so when I purchased my art pad I also picked up a new set of them. And my memory was not disappointed...they're like fingerpainting. I'm probably "doing it wrong" but I've always liked applying them with my fingers for the most part. Otherwise I feel like they make too sharp a line. Actually, I tend to apply lots of medium (paint, Stickles, etc.) with my fingers. I feel like I have more control than with a brush and it's just more fun that way!!!! The little fish is a Basic Grey stamp.
The journaling says, "My husband says I'm a goldfish. No matter what it is...time...space...relationships...whatever, I expand to fit my allotment. Maybe he's a little right... But I say my bowl is a perfect fit."
All the background area around the bowl is done with watercolors.
I do concede maybe he's a little right sometimes. I'm usually the last one to submit my layouts for my design team reveals and you could give me an empty Taj Majal and I'd fill that sucker to the hilt in no time at all, but I don't think I'll share with him that maybe he's right. Nah! We'll just keep that between us. (You can keep a secret, right?)
Hope you liked my maiden foray into the world of art journaling. I hope to keep it up because it is super fun! (Like totalleeeee, ohmuhgawd! Sheesh, when did I turn into a teenage girl??) I am hoping to participate with the weekly prompts over on the Tyggereye Art Love blog. This week's prompt is "under control". Check it out!
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