Last month, I posted my journal page for Michelle Ward's monthly challenge #60. I decided to go for #61 this month as well - Restraining Order. The challenge is to hold back, don't feel like you have to fill up the Entire Page. Try to restrain your instinct to add more and more to the composition.
I figured this challenge would be a piece of cake for me. After all, when I try those techniques of adding layer on layer on layer, I always stop after the first layer or two because I like the beginning part so much that I don't want to cover it up. But I was wrong about this being easy this month.
I was feeling all festive and spring-like, so I started with some different greens to put background color on the double page spread.
I was surprised just how hard it was to Not fill in the empty spaces. But the way I look at it, if the pages had a lot more stuff on them, Mr. Rabbit wouldn't be able to meditate very well.
See Michelle's challenge here and see the sidebar on the left where she has posted links to the participants' responses. Even though Michelle is going to take a break from the challenges, there are lots and lots of past challenges to glean ideas from if you are so inclined. Lots of great artwork to absorb!
So go... reflect... ponder... eat cake.