Friday, July 17, 2009
Explorations along the way
I decided to keep going with these water color crayon faces and see what happens. Sometime when I try a new technique I do it once and then may not do it again for months. I think when you try again its like starting all over and you really don't remember where you were or how you did it. I felt my comfortable with this one. I still had bleeding problems. I think I am having too much water on the brush. With the next one I hope I get better with that because it really causes problems.
Now what does one do with a face painted on fabric. When I did this in acrylics I put the piece into a tote bag and I love that idea. I may do that with this current one. you could also make a book with this as one of the pages. DJ Pettit does that quite often. You might even make clothing out of it like the back of a jacket. Then you could wear your art around with you.
I did this journal page the other night. I started with scrapbook paper and then added some stamping to make it more unique. This picture just jumped out at me and seemed so right. I didn't add any words but I like it just as it is. Sometimes a page just falls together magically. I love how art can do that sometimes.
This is a work in progress. First I just put black gesso on the page. Then I found this image ans she looked so striking on the black background. She is from a calender by Patricia Wyatt I love her work, she depicts woman so beautifully. I haven't decided if I will journal all over the page or wait to see if something else needs to be on the page with her. I particularly like that a wolf is with her on the page. I have such affinity for them that I wanted one in this journal. When I look at it I see myself with my guardian spirit. Maybe I will just journal about that. I love how blogging sometimes answers the questions you are asking yourself.
What has your art or blogging itself told you lately?