I did this background last week when I felt the need to create but wasn’t sure what I felt like doing. I just used an old school plastic placemat for the background, a 6×6 mushroom stencil that I kept flipping over and moving around to get the grouping and added the title “Adventure Awaits”.
I am not sure if you have heard of Messy Nessy Chic but I totally feel like Nessy is a kindred spirit. She writes from her little pad in Paris and I have yet to see an article she has written that I couldn’t wait to read. She loves old photographs and abandoned places so you can just imagine what she finds wandering the streets of Paris (so jellie!) . When The House at the end of the Street popped up in my Facebook feed, as usual, I couldn’t help but click over to read it. It is about this graphic designer named Matthias Jung who creates these surreal and whimsical houses through collage. I immediately grabbed my journal and began to draw.
This house inspired…
My little house on the mushroom, which led to an entire little village.
This one was very Grand Budapest Hotelish.
Which inspired this little guy.
Last but not least, this really cool one inspired…
the shape of this one. All the houses had to be pretty small to fit on the mushrooms so I felt a little limited. But it definitely was a lot of fun.
Milah had an hour and 45 min appointment today as she was getting her braces on which gave me the perfect opportunity to bring my journal and finish it up. The time flew by!!!
Sometimes you don’t need to go far to go on an adventure, just open up your art journal.