This is a roundup of Weeks 5 and 6 in my Season of Art 101 journal. This season at Get Messy Art Journal community is coming to an end, and I only have 1 last spread to fill in. I am not pressuring myself to finish it this week, but I'm pretty sure I will out some collage there. Or, even better, use a few different techniques that were covered during this Season. We'll see!

Now,  Week 5 was the week of line work, pens, drawings and doodles. Unfortunately, I was incredibly busy that week, so I only managed to create one spread. However, I learned so much new and valuable information about different types of pens from EmK! Next tutorial from Elizabeth made me even more eager to start playing with my pens! She gav so many awesome ideas for including more drawing into our journals! This is what I came up with:

Stabilo point 88/50 fine 0,4 pen, collage

I was inspired by Riet to include so called "found poetry" in my journal. I just took a page from an old book and cut out words that spoke to me. Than I arranged them in a poem. It's not the best poem in the world, but this exercise is amazing if you want to get deeper with your art.

As for hands... I am not the best at drawing realisticly. I was going into this doodling exercise with intention to draw them beautifully. But I gave up in midst of drawing the first hand. So, messy sketches it is.

Week 6 was all about collage. So smitteen with all the paints and new meduims, I have almost forgotten how I loved collage. Meanwhile, collage was my first ever go to technique when I only started art jorunaling about a year ago.

I was happy to see that one of the prompts was based on Torrie's random scraps collages! I love those so much! Of course, I wanted to give it a try and it was SO fun to make. I just dug through my folder where I keep all the random pieces of paper and pulled out whatever spoke to me. After that I basically just went with the flow: cutting, ripping, glueing, stapling. On repeat.

This week's  tutorial was from lovely Ashley. Her approach to collage, clean, minimal, balanced, beautiful,made me crave some minimalist collage work in my journal too. So, that's what I tried to do.

collage, stamping, acrylics

This week I've received some glorious happy mail from sweet RamonaIt couldn't have come at more perfect time! All the vintage bits and pieces she has sent me inspired me to create this spread.

I can't believe this season at Get Messy Art Journal community is over! It went by so fast! I am incredibly proud to have been part of the insanely awesome Creative Team for my first season ever. I, promise, next seasons are where things will only get better and more exciting! So, stay tuned! ;)

In case, you are new to the whole art jorunaling world, here's some info about our community for you:

Get Messy Art Journal is an art journaling program that is a school, art playground and family. We are a group of like minded art journalers who have come together under this art form to learn, share, practice our skills and push past our creative limits with hopes to inspire. Our community values consistent creating, encouragement and support and trying new things. I totally recommend Get Messy Art Journal if you are feeling creative and want to get into the habit of making art. <3

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