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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Morning After Day One Challenge: Letterific!

Happy Thursday Friends! 
Today's the official first day of my challenge to work in my journal and post on my blog "The Morning After"  and I have to admit it was hard for me today to muster up the energy to finish my pieces from the night before because...well....I had a big time last night celebrating my birthday with a friend of mine. Just being honest.  LOL    Normally I don't go out during the week but it sounded like a good plan and since I'm the boss and I hardly take any days off....I said what the heck and I'm glad I did because I had a lot of fun and it was good to get out of the studio and talk to someone other than myself!  
So my project for the last couple of weeks has been to work through the alphabet, creating funky black and white doodle letters. I completed letter O and P yesterday::

My goal is to finish all of the letters before the end of December and then to work through doing bigger pieces in color on watercolor paper and use those to sell in my Etsy shop.  I think they would be so cute to hang up in your studio or to offer as custom orders.  What do you think?  If you are stuck on a subject to work with in your journal, why not try working through your own alphabet and see where it takes you.  I bet you'll have a blast and love the ideas that come to you. Try to challenge yourself to make up new patterns of your own or create different patterns with each letter.   When I'm stuck for inspiration, I go to this site and peruse the designs:   Tangle Patterns
Just for a little color I wanted to show you a separate page I did on Tuesday. I have another goal of working through a big canson watercolor pad 11 x 15 with all separate pages of doodle designs.  Once finished I may send them in to get published...who knows what will happen, right?  What's the worse that could happen? They are going to either say yes, or say no..and if you don't try at's a definite no!  That's my opinion and I'm sticking to it!
Window Shopping:

 I totally get how busy this time of year is so if you are too busy to play along every day, no worries. If you can take ten minutes out to journal each day and that is's better than nothing at all.   I have a ton of things to do today and I got a late start so I'm going to close by saying this--have no fear when creating, even your biggest mistakes can turn into the best opportunities.   Just do it.
xoxo Jodi


Janie Husband said...

love them and thanks for the site info...

Art Expression said...

Beautiful, I am a fan of your art = )

Pyxidragon said...

Love the cupcake pic & the challenge idea!

Janelle said...

I made a couple of letters last night for my boys. It was fun. Mine aren't as elaborate as yours, but still a good start.