The next onslaught... er, I mean installment of journaling/drawing/doodling for the month of December:
Thursday, Dec. 17th: I'll have you know that a jar of Ovaltine gave up its label for this spread. (Now anyone who decides to make a cup of the stuff will have NO IDEA what portions to dole out. It'll be anarchy; pandemonium even!) I had too much "A Christmas Story"-themed ephemera NOT to do a themed page. I even went so far as to dig up bars of soap that still had their wrappers for possible inclusion, but in the end, ended up drawing a bar of Lifebuoy on some orange-y magazine paper and hightlighted with a milky pen. I'm still too much of an educational illustrator for using another type of soap when Lifebuoy is what was used in the story/movie.
Friday, Dec. 18th: This page got its start from the raccoon next to the chimney. It was part of a flyer that came in a junk mail coupon packet. Then I remembered that I'd wanted to do something chimney-themed because I had several pieces of scrapbook paper that had stones or bricks. From there, I don't know what to tell you... I decided to go down a warped Christmas song route, with the not-so-happy effects from fire. I had fun altering the snowman sticker to make it look as though he was melting.
Saturday, Dec. 19th (or maybe that should be Saturdday?): Many of the prompts from the past week were quotes from the movie Elf, so I
kinda corralled a bunch of them for this page. Also wanted to include some postage stamps that I've collected over the years. I love postage stamp art, and was kinda sad that I wasn't able to buy all the Christmas/seasonal stamps that are out now. (I NEED the gingerbread house ones!!) Poop emoji stickers have changed my life. I'll continue to play with the redheaded stepchild/ gingerbreaded stepchild idea.
Sunday, Dec. 20th: So fortuitous that a conversation on the morning's walk lead to a tie-in with Christmas. I drew my grandmother from a photo that's been floating around here. I really enjoyed drawing her, and will continue drawing relatives.
I had to make another journal insert for the month, so I got another Christmas card and outfitted it with graph paper that I folded, trimmed, poked holes in, then stitched into the spine of the card with waxed dental floss.
Until next time!