Sunday, May 21, 2017

Artful Adventures Stroll Challenge - Day 12 - Trash

Day 12's prompt word for the Stroll Challenge is "Trash". It's a cold, achy,rainy day, and one of those days I want to just nap, drink tea, and, unusual for me, I don't feel like doing art. Just no motivation, and some days I have to give myself permission to do what "needed" to be done then just let it go. When I saw the prompt was trash, the first thing that came to my mind was something that drives me nuts - cigarette butts! I really, really hate that it seems to be acceptable to just toss them wherever! (I've never been a smoker, hate the smell and look of others smoking, and the smell on clothes and hair if I'm around smokers… plus, I personally think it is the ugliest habit anyone can have…) I think you get the point. I didn't have to go far to find a butt - right on the sidewalk in front of my house, by my beautiful phlox. I couldn't decide what to do with the journal page so just broadly followed the design and colours. I wanted to add further but there was no inspiration. So it will stay as it is, or someday I may go back to it.

1 comment:

Nathalie Kalbach said...

Such a juxtaposition of beautiful and ugly- the flowers and the but - love how you put it into your art journal.