Saturday 11 January 2014

First attempt at my online journal course

Well it was about time I dived in feet first and had a go - wasn't it.
I must confess that I am finding it very very difficult.
I made my first page - then didn't know when to stop - as is usual with me
and ended messing it up, and it is in fragments in the bin!

This is my second attempt
I have had to photograph this on A4 white paper to make it show up better.
Why I chose black and white I do not know - I was just taken by the
image of the very elegant lady in a weekend magazine.
I had to resize her and cut her out of all the advertising, and outline her,  The background is strips of papers
torn and glued with a glue stick - and a bit of painting in the right hand corner.
I haven't braved any of the journalling on it yet - that is my down fall.  I will take my time and read some prompts to get subject ideas.
I really do not want this one to end up in the bin!

As I am following instructions which give no sizes, I am just using random pages torn from on old dictionary.   As you can see it is rather a  big page!

It is proving to be a relaxing past time -  but one needing lots of space and choice of papers.

I think that if I keep practising it should get easier - at least I hope it does