Take the scenic route

I’m finally picking up my art supplies again. I’ve been occupied with so many other things lately that I almost forgot that I had art supplies.


Each month I put a sticky note on my computer monitor with the current Art Journal Journey theme and more often than not lately that note hits the trash without ever getting more than a passing glance each day. Today I made a point of making art.

Not wanting to wait for paint to dry prompted me to use gelatos to create a background. Since there happened to be a ewe and her lamb on the page I decided that a road through a pasture was appropriate.

Take the scenic route art journal page using gelatos

I did a quick scribble drawing of the road and used several shade of green for the pasture. I blended with a baby wipe. I used a portion of a rubber stamp for the trees…without them the page was super boring. Pitt pens and craft paint was layered over the trees to add a touch of realism. Once I added the shadows at the base of the trees and the sheep I was satisfied with my quick journal page and actually checked a challenge off my list for a change.

I’m not saying this is my first and last for this Art Journal Journey challenge theme of journeys but it could be.

Art Journal Journey


  1. I love this Halle. I think it looks like a wonderful scenic route. I think it would be a great place to walk and enjoy some fresh air and peace and quiet. A little break from all the other chores that seem to be on the agenda right now. Hope its a great new week, and thanks for joining us at AJJ. Hugs-Erika

  2. Nice gelatos background Halle and the ram and baby are really sweet.
    I’m with you about taking the scenic route!
    Life moves pretty fast we might as well make it the best it can be.

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