I have participated in several blog challenges or participation posts on several other blogs. I thought it might be fun to try one myself. In some of my research in finding a good “linky” tool, I discovered that the WordPress.com platform does not support linky code. Therefore, you have to do a “link to a linky” site outside of the blog page to host a blog linkup in their program. In any event, I thought it might be worth it to try hosting one anyway.
Well, here it is Monday again. Last week I posted some backgrounds/brush cleanings that I thought I might use for some journal pages later. This week I used one of them and made a 2-page spread. My intention was to finish it and get it posted before the Journal52 challenge expired, but alas, that did not happen. I finished the spread yesterday and I thought I would share it with you today. Now, if you don’t know by now, I am not a very skilled sketch artist. Not at all. But for some reason I decided that I might try drawing and painting a tree that reflected the autumn that we all are feeling in the air recently. The Week 40 theme for Journal52 last week was trees so that all seemed to fit. Below is what the finished product looks like.
It does look a lot like a colored topiary but it was fun and I love the colors. And I like the quote, too. But what I am most happy with are the little floating leaves. They came out even better than I had hoped. A great way to start my week. 🙂
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