November 14, 2011

Art Journal….we are shaped

I was putzing around pinterest the other day and I spotted this picture.  It was in a post for 4th grade art ideas.  Yep, that’s where I am, 4th grade, 6th grade and pre-school art!  Haha. 

I adapted things a bit and used watercolor pencils instead of markers.  I wanted to journal on this page.  I was a little bummed that I made the lines so narrow.  Writing in these narrow spaces would’ve driven me crazy and it would’ve required actually writing something of interest….not of the innane that seems to fill my journals.

Limited my color palette to the oranges/reds/yellows.

Possibly I should’ve stated that “I am shaped”, instead of we are shaped….oh well!

Camaraderie, Purpose and Structure are what Dennis Prager talked about in his Happiness Hour on Friday. Thought I’d include them in this page.

Did you know that camaraderie is spelled 2 different ways? Comradery and camaraderie…..and YIKES!!...I just realized I spelled it wrong here.


Susan said...

I love this! Great idea!

JP said...

For what it is worth, I like "WE are shaped"!

JP said...

For what it is worth, I like "WE are shaped"!

Chel said...

This. Is. GORGEOUS!!

Terrie said...

What a great starting point for some text. Love your sentiments and colors and the shaping of the lines. I've seen this kids' school project before and it's always intrigued me. I like your take on it.

Anonymous said...

I love this and is so my speed 4th grade!! lol I hope you don't mind I am fixing to do this same idea but of course w/my own personal "zens" and "words".


Janet said...

You're so good at taking a few simple lines and turning them into something amazing! I love this idea.

Eden said...

Thanks Susan, JP, Chel, Terrie, Sunlite and Janet!! It's so fun to step back and that 4 grade-kind-of-way :D :D

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