Things don't always work out the way we plan; and with art, that's perfectly fine. The key to creating for fun is to not set limits on yourself. No deadlines. No rules. So I did things a little backwards for Day 2 and 3 of Artful March. I am going to try to follow the prompts, but some days I may stray from them, and you certainly can too. They're there as a tool to help jump start creativity, and there are no hard and fast rules.
World Day of Prayer, which was March 2, was founded by Christian women across the world to create a global network, or sisterhood, of service and prayer for our communities and our planet. I knew that for my interpretation of the World Day of Prayer prompt I wanted to capture something feminine that showed connection. My thought immediately went to a paper doll chain, like the kind that we learned to create as children. So I practiced a little with colored printer paper, but I decided I wanted something even more colorful. That is when I decided to use another project I was working on for Day 3 as a base for my paper dolls. You'll see more about the Day 3 project based on the prompt "I want you to be happy" in the next blog post.
I made a copy of the project using my personal printer and plain white copy paper. I actually made a copy in black and white and one in color. I figure I can use them both in future projects.
I then cut the color image in half lengthwise and folded it accordion style.
Then I sketched my girl onto the folded edge, and cut around her.
The result is a beautifully colorful chain paper doll, with some extra pieces I can use in other projects. I love how the paper dolls came out and I will use them in a future art journal page. Remember, for Artful March you don't have to create a finished project every day. The goal is just to do something artsy or creative daily to help build creative habits. And the results can be finished projects if you want them to be, or just steps toward future finished projects. For now, I am quite pleased with my pretty paper dolls. They make me happy!