Rae Missigman started a phenomenon with her first 30-day Art Marks Challenge back in January. The idea is to make marks in a small journal daily, using the given prompts. I participated in both previous challenges and when she announced a third one this summer, I jumped on the bandwagon once again.
This time I made a tiny "junk" journal, literally made from small pieces of scraps, junk mail, tags etc. The largest page is 3.5" x 5" and the smallest is 2" x 3." The cover is a canvas-type 4" x 6" sample I received for printing photos. I simply folded the pages in half, stacked them and used a simple pamphlet stitch to bind them together. I added scraps of gelli-printed pages to many of the pages for a starting point.
I started a few days later than the actual project, but this is a do-your-own-thing anyway so the start date didn't matter. The challenge is to continue it for 30 days. If you are interested in playing along, click here to find out the details of this summer challenge. Rae also has an online class for making your own "pocket journals" if you would like some help and inspiration in making one yourself.
Art Marks Summer Challenge - Days 1-6
I'm looking forward to doing a bit of daily art in this tiny journal.
|Inside front cover and Day 1 - Dense|
|Days 2 and 3 - Scrawled and Curved|
|Days 4 and 5 - Geometric and Ruled|
|Day 6 - Wide|