Since my mantra word for this year is EXPLORE, I decided to paint the cover of another journal. I may use this one for doodling or even writing since it is a small one with lined paper.
I also decided to paint it in acrylics after I laid masking tape around the whole cover and painted it with Gesso first. I like the way the lines from the tape created texture. Then I drew a small picture outline of the sea turtle onto the cover with a piece of carbon tracing paper. It shows up well and is easy to paint over with acrylics. Lastly, I added my own water and foliage. This was pretty fun!
Since this sea turtle is looking to his left, he is thinking, “Hey! What’s over there? I need to go explore!” So my spirit animal and I are going to have a year to EXPLORE!
Have a wonderful day and give someone you love a big hug! 😀