Day 5 on CBC, the random word prompt was
This is my attempt
I used acrylic paint for the picture. It hasn't turned out as well I'd hoped but I just keep reminding myself it doesn't have to be perfect!
The journal prompt for day 5 was about music and remembering all your hopes and dreams when you were younger. I did have a go at this as you can see on the left hand side of the page. Must admit to remembering all sorts of fav songs from my youth and then spending an hour on youtube listening to them!
Day 6 word prompt
I have just finished this at 9.45 this evening as I had to attend yet another boring training course today...I sat there doodling on my paper trying to get my ideas for todays word together!
The daily thought today was about getting trapped in your own style, does it stiffle you, try a different technique or style today. So I rummaged in the cupboard untill I found a packet of (barely used) oil pastels that I knew were there somewhere! I have only used oil pastels a couple of times, I find them difficult and I get in such a mess! I said to hell with it and got on with it!! And I am really pleased with how it has turned out. I have pastel under my nails, on my face and I have had to clean my sofa but I think it was worth it! I have tried to capture the fluid movement of the jelly fish, don't know if I have succeded but I had fun doing it. I have not had time to do the journalling but for me this course is about getting going with my drawing and painting again, not so much with the writing.
By the way, does anyone know how to 'set' oil pastels? I have placed a blank piece of paper between the pages at the moment. I know hairspray works for chalk pastels but don't know if it works on oil???