This was my last weekend at home of the summer - by the time I return from South Africa, it will be fall! It was a beautiful one, too! I did one last weeding of the flower beds and we had one more picnic at my parent's place and played in the park and I completed the challenge for this week in my Documented Life Project planner/journal.
The Documented Life Project challenge for this week is to draw, sketch, paint, doodle a face or cut and alter one from a book or magazine. Like always, I made the challenge my own by using a caricature that was drawn of me at the trade show CHA a year ago. I copied it and shrunk it down a little and then copied again on sketchbook paper. (LOL - I'm not sure it looks too much like me, but I love the hair! :)
It was kind of cool because it really looked like the sketch had been done on that paper! Then I found some paper from a vintage children's dictionary and painted over some of that with acrylic paint and stamped a couple scalloped borders. I thought it was pretty cool that the first word on the page was bee and the word right at the size for my page was believe! (You can see it in the last picture.)
I cut out the caricature and first tried painting it with watercolor paints but that went all kinds of wrong! I looked like I had a REALLY bad spray tan! I reprinted it to start over (two more times!) until I finally discovered this unopened package of pastel pencils in a drawer. They gave the softer colors that I was hoping for. I added a lacy doily behind the image (and a piece of washi tape that covers up the double-image stamping mistake that I made :)
This will make me chuckle every time I look at it this week... for the silliness of it and the memories that go with it (you can read about when the portrait was done HERE.)
I've got a million and one things to do today and tomorrow before the ADVENTURE begins on Wednesday! Pray for me (and my kids in California - the earthquake woke Becca up but was far from them, so no damage, but they move somewhere this Sunday. God will provide....)
Thanks for following along! Have a day full of little blessings!