In my last post I mentioned that I was starting an online visual art journal class, along with 1200+ others, hosted by Pam Carriker, for Strathmore Papers. Week one was supposed to be about recycling older art journal pages into a new, more exciting art journal. Since I didn't have any old art journal pages, or even any old art to begin with, I did what any self-respecting non-artist would do. I cut up a bunch of magazines, sorted through my stash of stuff and glued a bunch of stuff down. I did the first page with somewhat decent results. I figured that I would attempt a second page to see if I could actually follow directions, this time! Started out A-OK. Then, the yucks took over. Just wasn't feelin' it. Set it aside for later consideration. Take up page 3. This one, well let's just say I stepped way outside my comfort range. I don't attempt masculine pages very often. But, with a little man child who will, undoubtedly, take up lots of space in future art projects, I knew I had to take up the personal challenge. One of the questions asked on the forum was "Are there any men who do art journaling"? Lo' and Behold. There are 2 men in the class. So, I dedicated the third page to them! Kinda goofy, I know. I asked them for any opinions they may have on my attempt at doing a guy type page. Now, let's see if I can load any pics of week one and week two homework!
Ok, so I got the first page up and running. Wish I knew how to do that cool slideshow thing. Anyway, I will show the third page later. Tired out from playing with baby man all day. Got my first smile too. Coolest day ever! He smiled at me like 5 or 6 times, but I only caught the one on camera. Elusive little suckers. Can't wait to see more smiles from him. Love that little dude.