Sunday, November 2, 2014

Week 44 of Jounal 52 - Skyline

Skyline is the prompt for this week's Journal 52. I found myself a bit stressed this week with my presentation for The AZ Art Teachers' Conference (Mindfulness through Zentangle) coming up on Friday, my first post as part of the Design Team over at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday, and an illness in the family, so I really needed to go outside, and breathe!
I finally got a few of the Pan Pastels and was just itching to use them. First I covered my tagboard with some gesso so the pastels would have something to grip on to. I followed with a yellow acrylic but it didn't cover the previous printing on the paper so I went over it again with a darker purple. I tried the pastels, but the paper was too dark so I then sprayed some cream acrylic over that leaving a splotchy background to work on. Then I went in with the pastels using a piece of paper cut in wave shapes to push the pastels off on to the piece. I used green, peach, lavender, and white. I added some Pitt pens for the cactus and words, and just a touch of gel pens for the flowers, and some white gel pen accents.


  1. Love this, love the cactus and the backround. I hope you have a calmer week and that your family member is better.

    1. Susan, thank you so much. I am hoping so too. We all have weeks like this, so "just keep swimming!"