Below is the beginning of my art journal page from my last post:
And the completed page, focusing on using words with the letter “P”!
First, I drew a body for Linda and Bob, coloring them with color pencils.
I wanted to find an unusual last name for my characters, starting with the letter, “P” so I consulted this old book, “Cyclopedia of Names,” from 1911.
Here I found the name, “Pumbelchook.” The name’s description fit well into this section of my journal. (A bonus was many words starting with the letter, P!):
The part about mathematical problems, led me to a graph from an old book on Engineering Drawings to collage to my page. I liked the “patterns” and colored them with color pencils. I also created a few patterns of my own in ink.
Next, I gave myself some word prompts starting with the letter, “P” to generate ideas. I will share how I did this in a future post.
The title from an old paperback book, “Trouble in the Park” gave me a subject idea. It was a bit challenging to fit my story into the space provided so I printed it on my computer.
I changed the spelling of the last name slightly to “Pumblechook” for Linda and Bob:
I cut out the square drawing of the dog (Paprika) from December’s square-a-day project and glued it into the space under the story. I found the words, “peach pie” in an old cookbook. I created my pie slice image from a Gelli-print.
I really enjoyed the challenge of creating this way… What story would you give Linda and Bob?
I encourage you to add a story from your imagination to your art journal!