Then, an amazing thing happened. A few days ago the prompt for week 3 was posted online. The journal prompt quote for this week is:
"I found I could say things with color and shapes
that I couldn't say any other way."
by Georgia O'Keefe
I almost fell out of my chair. In my hallway, there is a calligraphy piece I did many years ago (unfortunately, I didn't date it, but I think it was late 1990's). Here's what it looks like (try to ignore the fact that I didn't spell O'Keefe correctly).
I took the piece off the wall and out of the frame. I took pictures of it and also made quick copies on the copier so I could cut apart the words and decide how to put them on the page in my journal. I had planned to cut up the original when it comes time to put the words on the page, but I'm already having second thoughts about that part.
Since the copies I made included the boxes of watercolor, I might incorporate those into the journal page too.
But that wasn't the only coincidence for this week's assignment. The Art Challenge part is "the color wheel". As it happens, I had also recently bought two color wheel stencils (Pam Carriker designs from Stencil Girl.) I have played with them a little already, but I think I will make a journal page background using parts of the stencils.
I still don't have this assignment completed, but I did have a burst of inspiration, plus I have been playing a lot. Also, part of my goals for this year are to use things I have and to try to incorporate hand lettering more in my work. So I'm headed in the right direction.