How can July be over?!?! The last school year JUST finished for summer break, and here it is over already. School starts up again in two weeks, Ugh!
July’s calendar page for The Kathryn Wheel’s challenge…
When I wasn’t in my new classroom trying to unpack 103 things (STILL unpacking by the way) I was able to spend some time working in my journal. I’ve been using acrylic a lot this summer to build layers, but have been left a little frustrated with the waste. We are so dry here that I can’t keep the paint wet on the palette or the paper for more than a minute or two. With watercolor it takes much longer to dry up and once it does, it can be used again. I’ve tried adding some acrylic mediums, and although they do take longer to dry they feel sticky and I can’t get them down as smoothly as I’d like.
That was my long winded way of saying I’m not as pleased with some of the pages as I’d like to be.
More cards were needed this summer, so I hammered out a few more this month.
And on a final art note, all of Monday was spent in Laguna Beach visiting the Sawdust Festival and attending the Pageant of the Masters.
Last year a bunch of us went for the first time. The Pageant was truly great, and this year it was even better. It probably has a lot to do with being more familiar with the art in this year’s show. We were also a whole section closer so were able to see the “paintings” very well even without binoculars. The Pageant doesn’t allow photographs, so I found some online at the OC Register and The Beverly Hills Film Directory. Both links have nice articles about the event and how it’s pulled off.