Hard to believe it but I finished January for the 2019 Artfully Inspired Life! It is an online class developed and taught by Joanne Sharpe. You can see a link to it right here. I haven’t had a lot of success in the past sticking with a class and following through but there is something different about the way Joanne is presenting this one. All the classes for the month were posted at the beginning of January and you have until February to get the work done. And it’s a lifetime class which means you have lifetime access.
I have previously shown you my title page for my journal. That art is not mine, it is Joanne’s class logo she made for us to start our books with. That embedded letter is mine. The next thing we did was prepare a bunch of painted pages using acrylics. Not my favorite but I’m learning my way around them a little bit. Hahaha!
Since this year long class is a paid session, I can not give you all the details about how the pages were made. But Joanne said we could share photos of the work with you, so that is what I will do. Here are my first pages all complete – unless I go back and add more tangles to them during the rest of the month. Which will probably happen.
Table of Contents – my auto correct kept trying to change that to Tangle of Contents. Hahahaha!
Our Manifesto – wording provided for us by Joanne. Next time around I will make up my own wording.
Painting clouds was a new activity for me. Should have been a snowfall page. Hahahaha! But fun!
We used this page of clouds to channel our inner Wizard of Oz and blowing windows with shutters to outline our vision for the year.
What is behind those shuttered windows? Things we want to work on this upcoming year. What we see as our vision for the 2019. And I am totally going to go back and fill some of that blue space with snow flakes. Supposed to get six more inches this afternoon.
The next two page spread shows what we want to have a little less of and what we want to focus a little more on in 2019. Nice feature!
I am going to make a separate post about how I painted this background. Probably tomorrow. For now just appreciate how colorful and pretty it is. Hahaha! And notice the tangles <3
Recognize those circle tiles? Hahaha! From a video I posted a few days ago – using Tombow Brush Pens as watercolor. That is where a couple of these came from and I pulled out a couple from a drawer.
Figured out the placement and attached everything.
And added the wording and a bunch of tangling. So far these two pages are the ones I enjoyed the most. It took me this long to figure out I should use Joanne’s teaching as an outline and add my own twist to the mix. Those two pink floral pieces can be found in your Tangle Starts book as a colorful background page to tangle on.
And that catches you up for the month of January. I will go back to those earlier pages and add tangles in various places. And snowflakes. And I will totally give up on these Posca Paint Pens and figure out another writing tool to use cause these are not my friends.
In case you are interested, here are a couple links to get you involved in this project: