Remember near the end of December in this post, I expressed my excitement about starting the Wreck This Journal project?
Well, since then, I’ve done a few more pages, and today, I’m going to share with you one of the Wreck This Journal activities that I completed nearly 2 weeks ago.
The instruction said to “Fill this page with circles”. I’m just going to call this the Wreck This Journal Circles Page.
At first, I was going to do a watercolour design with interlocking circles, but then I decided to try out the new Crayola markers I purchased specifically to use in this book. (You may remember me showing you how, unfortunately, the Sharpie markers I used initially bled through the pages. So, that’s why I had to buy new markers.)
The result of this Circles Page was very spontaneous and took me about 2 hours to finish.
All I planned was to use colours in the same order of the rainbow: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple.
Instead of making it look like a literal rainbow, I thought it would be neat to draw circles of all different sizes and even circles within circles. (It ended up reminding me a little of what you might see under a microscope, haha, but way more colourful and psychedelic!) 😉
I also ‘hid’ a smiley face. Can you spot it?
This activity was so fun because I never really get to do arts and crafts much these days, but it’s so relaxing. While doing this, I was going through a pretty stressful time. (Actually, I’m still stressed out as I prepare to move to my new place.) So it was nice to do something like this that is calming and enjoyable. There’s no right or wrong way to complete this page, and you can just express yourself in any way that you see fit.
I encourage you all to check this book out. But, even if you don’t, it doesn’t mean you still can’t have fun. Just try it out on a piece of paper! The only advantage of having this book is that all your art will be bound together in a book. You could get creative, though, and use a 3-ring binder to store the pages of your artwork or even use a sketchbook instead. There are lots of options.
Below is an original design I came up with and drew using the Crayola markers.
Hehe, notice how my nails weren’t painted when I took this photo? 😉 I painted them soon after!
(I wish I could somehow translate my circle design into nail art. Wouldn’t that be so cool? But I can’t think of how to accomplish that without the task being ridiculously tedious.)
Here’s a closer look at the page on the right:
And here’s the left page:
The middle section:
I like how it photographs on an angle.
For some reason, I keep thinking of an amoeba when I see the below picture.
Do you think I drew enough circles? Haha! 😉
When I was in elementary school, at the winter carnival (the Bonhomme Carnaval), one of the many activities was to guess how many jellybeans were in a glass jar. Whoever guessed the closest to the actual number won the prize.
Well, imagine if they used my Circles Page! Hehe, guess how many circles there are on the 2 full pages! (No, I didn’t count them as I was drawing.)
I wish that this activity would never end. You have no idea how relaxing it is to draw all different sizes of circles and not care about how precise the shape is or even what the end result will look like.
This activity proved to be very liberating and comforting.
I hope that you all are having a wonderful Sunday!
How would you have done this Circles Page? Have you worked on the Wreck This Journal, or do you plan to? Did you find the smiley face that I ‘hid’ in my artwork?