How many people are you following on social media that you just ADORE? You don't know them, but you admire how they show up in the world or you love to follow their creative journey and see what they're creating and sharing in the world. If you're like me, you've got at least one person that you follow just because you LOVE their artwork.
One of those people for me is Tori Weyers -- also known as Draw Riot!!
Tori's art is not only beautiful, it's also layered with messages (maybe not intentionally) that speak to me and get me thinking and ultimately inspire me. So when I Tori agreed to join us for The Journey Within E-Course, I did a little happy dance around my studio.
And you better believe that I knew her blog hop challenge would be great. So here it is...
TODAY'S CHALLENGE -- from Tori Weyers
Use the attached book page to create a found word poem. (See page below.) Feel free to make it as long or as short as you want. Here are some ideas for how to go about this creative exercise.
1. Find all of the words that interest you on this page. Write them on a scrap piece of paper.
2. Start to arrange your chosen words into a story or poem, look for a subject or interesting actions to be the focus of your story.
3. Once you have your final story or poem assembled use it as inspiration for your page.
Questions to ask yourself to get you going:
5. Once your page is complete either cut out or hand letter your found word poem/story onto your page.
My list of words were pretty awesome. I didn't do a lot of overthinking. I just read through the page one time and picked out words as I read. Any word that gave me pause or made me smile -- those are the ones I went with.
Here's what I created -- and as an added bonus, you can see the page Tori created as well.
I wanted to capture the idea of a handwritten poem on a faded piece of paper, so I worked on the page, background then took a sheet of loose leaf paper and "aged" it using Distress Ink Pads. I wrote the words from the book page in all caps so they would stand out. (Not sure I like that, but I'm living with it.)
Here's Tori's page spread:
Be sure to check out Tori's blog post HERE -- she shows you step-by-step how she created her page. Be sure to leave a comment.
Make sure to check out all the teachers in the blog hop.
HERE'S THE LINE UP
December 1 -- Mimi Bondi -- MimiBondi.com
December 2 -- Cindy Gilstrap -- Junque Art Studios
December 4 -- Tiare Smith -- TiareSmith.com
December 7 -- Julie Baker -- Creatively Onward
December 8 -- Amanda Trought -- Reality Arts
December 9 -- Andrea Gomoll -- Cre8tive Cre8tions
December 10 -- Nicole Piar -- GhostKitten.com
December 11 -- Lisa DeYoung -- Mountain Mermaid Studios
December 15 -- Kelly Johnson -- Wings, Worms, and Wonder
DAY SIXTEEN-->December 16 -- Tori Weyers -- DrawRiot.com
December 17 -- Sadelle Wiltshire -- Tangle Vermont
December 18 -- Barb Owen -- HowToGetCreative.com
December 21 -- Hali Karla -- HaliKarla.com
December 22 -- Yuko Miki -- Honeyberry Studios
December 23 -- Lisa McLoughlin -- Lisa McLoughlin Art
December 28 -- Virginia Simpson-Magruder -- Kentucky Girl Designs
December 30 -- iHanna -- iHanna.nu
Are you creating with me this month?
Tell me so I can check it out. Follow me on Instagram -- @kialagives and use the hashtag #journeywithin2016 -- see you there.
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I'm Kiala, a student of life first and foremost. And I'm also a published poet, book binder, fountain pen collector, Life Alchemist & Intuitive Soul Guide. I make things, paint things, and write things. I love teaching & empowering women to live with intention. Please, grab a cup of your favorite warm drink, a fountain pen, and your favorite journal. Let's connect!
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