Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Elfsisters' Art Adventure - Getting Started - Wk1

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Welcome to week 1 of the Elfsisters' Art Adventure! I'll give you a quick run down of what's going on in a moment, but you can read a longer explanation here on my blog or here on Meri's blog. Basically we're two crazy elf sisters who love to take crazy adventures and we're inviting you to come along :) We have two parts, Wreck This Journal, and a monthly art challenge. Feel free to join us for one or both of these adventures! 

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This week we're just getting started - so no journal pages - just a picture of me with my new journal! I can't even begin to tell you how excited I am to do this journal! And, of course, wreck it totally! We're going to start off with some beginning things. Normally we'll do one page in a week, but we're going to do a couple just to kinda kick us off:

1. This Book Belongs To Page - fill out your info following the instructions - and fill free to have fun! Color all around it, scribble over it, just follow the instructions, do whatever you want! Just take a picture when your done.

2. Flip the page and read the instructions! Again - feel free to do whatever you want to this page - I know what I'm going to do! You'll see next week :) 

3. Flip two more pages and you'll see it says, "Crack the Spine." This is an important step for future projects! Whatever you do - take a picture! 

I've always loved all things Celtic, and I'm excited to have a chance to play around with it! Feel free to do whatever you want to with your focus on Celtic art, as for me, I'd love to learn to draw Celtic knots. Now have I mentioned I can't draw? Brace yourself for the proof...

I tried free handing these, I tried using a ruler, and I never really figured out what I was doing :P I realized that while the book I have has great patterns, it doesn't really tell you anything about learning to draw them for the person who doesn't know how to draw! I have since found a couple links that I think will be a lot of help, and you can see them here in a discussion I start on our Flickr Page. Feel free to join our Flickr Group, upload your pictures, and join in on the discussion! 

Now for the wrap up! Drop your links to your posts in the linky below. I know we're just getting started, but feel free to post a picture of you holding your journal if you have it already, and if your doing the Celtic Art challenge then post what you've done so far or about what your planning on doing! Make sure you check out Meri's blog - she'll be hosting the adventure next week! 

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If you are interested in doing the Wreck This Journal w/out the "official" journal that's fine! I can e-mail you this week's journal pages in full (it's a bit long to put in here) and all future journal page assignments will be spelled out in full in the blog posts. Just let me know in the comments if you want this week e-mailed to you and make sure to leave me an e-mail address to send it to!


Meri Greenleaf said...

Hey, that's my elfsister, that is. I can tell from the large grin. ;) I'm going to have to redo the belongs to page and I don't think I cracked the spine yet.

I'll have to start doodling celtic things, too. :) I had the idea of turning one into a dragon, but no idea if I can pull that off yet or not.

Mandy said...

Hi guys! These projects are so great! I would love to participate in the Wreck this Journal project (sorry I can't do both) but at the moment I can't afford the book. I do however have a new journal that I could turn into a wreck my journal. Would it be possible to tell us what each page says as you do them so I could make a similar page in mine? Right now I don't understand your references to what is on your page. But it sounds fun! Do you have a flicker group for this also? Thanks

Meri Greenleaf said...

Mandy- I know we're doing "Crack the spine", "Fill in the 'This book belongs to'" page, and the "read instructions" page, but I don't have my book on me right now so I can't tell you exactly what those pages say, so hopefully Ruthie can reply in a bit with the full info of those pages.

I wouldn't have a problem with you doing your own journal- what do you think, Ruthie?

Here's the flickr group:

roseworksjewelry said...

Mandy, I'm totally fine with you doing the journal in your own journal! Do you mind if I send it in an e-mail? It'll get long otherwise :)