Day 2 of AEDM

By clicking on the picture above, you will be taken to the Day 2 AEDM page where you can catch up on the creative goodness from fellow participants.

Due to a change in the school schedule that would have happened in spite of COVID-19, I no longer work on Mondays. My current goal is to keep Mondays open for lots of creative play & to make sure I schedule a time for it the rest of the week. Today, I played!

I started playing with my daily to-do list.  It was time to make a cover page for November.  I screwed it up a bit & proceeded to go all-in with gusto anyway.  I’m not sure if I like it or not.  The point of it all, besides the aforementioned needing a cover page, is that it was a good warm-up for the Creative Beastie & I before we took off full steam ahead.

Next, it was time to create paper mache clay using the recipe found at Jonni Good’s site Ultimate Paper Mache.  Did I check to make sure I had everything I needed before digging in?  Of course not!  Luckily, I had just enough of everything, even the toilet paper.  Speaking of, after reading the comment section, I may want to grab some extra rolls to have on hand because, you know…


I remembered that this paper mache recipe will work perfectly for my vision of a crown of mashed potatoes with gravy, corn, flies & fly swatters.


Lastly, I glued on the head for Bun’s Gourd Trouble doll.  In my excitement, I skipped a step but I think it will work out just fine when all is said & done.  Nope. I’m not telling what I skipped either.  Nope.  You can’t make me.  Not doing it.

I have looked at this tree just about every day for the last 20 plus years.  I mean ever since it was a wee tree, planted with love by The Hubs & myself.  Yesterday morning, I saw the headdress & arms & the dress… I just can’t unsee it now.  How did I not see it before?

Have you ever had that happen?  It’s quite marvelous when the wind blows causing the tree to sway & dance.

That’s the creative hootenanny happening in Flatlands of NW Ohio today. I have to let the “mashed potatoes” dry for a couple of days before I can start painting. I’ll most likely start on the arms & legs for Bun’s Gourd Trouble & have a meeting with my Gourd Trouble & see what it has to say.

I’ll catch you on the flip side!

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6 Responses to Day 2 of AEDM

  1. Erika N says:

    Love the journal page! You should also link it up to Art Journal Journey and this month’s bird challenge. And I can’t wait to see the finished turkey. What a creative eye you have. I never saw a squash as a turkey!

    • tracy says:

      Thanks bunches for the compliments & suggestions! FYI, that’s not a turkey I’m creating. Mwhahahahahaha!! You’ll see as I get further along. 🙂

  2. I like how this is advancing. I tried that paper mache technique using toilet paper and it didn’t turn out for me. I’m SO glad it is working in your favor. I look forward to seeing this as it develops. I hope it turns out as you visualized it.

    Sorry, I don’t see that in the tree, but I know what you mean by not UNSEEING something after you’ve seen it.

    • tracy says:

      Nice to “see” ya again! This batch is taking a bit longer to dry so we’ll see… I have had decent luck with it before. I also use her shop towel mache once in a while too. As you know, it just depends on what the project wants.

  3. You and I are so alike in art. I too use Joni’s recipe for some of my paper mache’ and for about 30 years have been using gourds in my art. They work perfectly right?! I love what you are doing here. Can’t wait to see the finished pieced. Enjoy your day.

    • tracy says:

      30 years! I’ve been at it for 16 with those gourds. Once I started, I was gourdsmacked & hooked. It’s nice to meet a fellow gourdy gal!

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