It is great to be one of the guest artists for the Embrace Your Art 2016 - Journal About Me . My challenge was to think about my favorite book and use my non dominant hand to create my page.
One of my favorite books is called Sassafrass, Cypress and Indigo by Ntozake Shange, about 3 sisters, all 3 creative in their own way.
The book is a lovely read, and captures so well the creative gifts of the sisters, which is what I felt I wanted to capture on my page, and Ntozake Shange is a very talented writer.
The other challenge I had was to use my non dominant hand which for me is my left. I love challenging myself especially using my left hand to create, and need to do it more as it enables you to see your work in a different way.
I used Inktense blocks and Art bars for the background, just getting some color down and then blended it with gesso, which muted some of the colors.
Embrace Your Art 2016 runs every Friday for a whole year. Check out some of the challenges, and see some of the other guest artists and it is totally free to join!