Monday Journal – Mermaids

I was snooping through some artsy blogs looking for inspiration the other day and came across this awesome mermaid photograph.

I wasn’t sure what I was looking at until I went over to the article here. I love the colours and the texture.  I then discovered it was all done with recycled bottles. The artist Von Wong, wanted to bring attention to the overuse of plastic bottles.  He knew that plastic pollution was a boring topic and he had to find a way to make it more interesting. So he borrowed a warehouse, 10,000 plastic bottles and gathered a large group of volunteers to create a gorgeous series of photos. Pretty cool.

It inspired me to create this in my journal with some water colour crayons and Jane Davenport’s Mermaid Markers (how appropriate:).

My six year old was also inspired.  I love it when we do art together.

It is sometimes hard to find inspiration when you are in a rut so I thought I might start issuing challenges every week for people that are looking to get their art on and don’t want to have to think too much about it.  I will likely start doing it on my Facebook page here, so that people have a place to share their art with everyone. So this week is mermaids.  If you are not into drawing faces you could try something like this one…

If you enjoy doing faces, you could do something like this instead…

You could also just find a mermaid image online and use that. I look forward to seeing what you come up with!!

Have a great week! XO

Category: Art Journal
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