Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Wishcasting - What do you wish to pay attention to?
Its Wednesday again so its time for wishcasting with Jamie Ridler. Today Jamie asks us What do you wish to pay attention to?
Ever since I did the Artist Way online last year I have been doing Morning Pages. They are 3 pages of long hand writing on nothing in particular. It gives me the opportunity to dump what is going on in my life and think about things I might want to be doing. I get good insights this way and sometimes I have a notepad and will jot things down that come to me. This could be art ideas or something I really want to do that day or even sometime that week.
Some weeks I find myself writing the same ideas or tasks down over and over. Either I didn't put them on a list and bring them to the forefront of my life or I just plain forget about them. I wish to pay attention to those insights and ideas on the days that they come to me.
I took Michelle's advice and photocopied that page and just glued it into the journal as a background. I added some more stamping on top. The cool thing about this is I could move the page around to highlight a different spot in the background.
I read a lot of blogs and when I see something another blogger has done that I really like I print it out to use an inspiration later. That was the case with this hand. I have seen some blogger's with those mehndi stencils and always thought I would buy one but haven't gotten around to it. My inspiration was Elizabeth Bunsen's blog . She did a couple spreads with black hands. I have looked at the page several times and wondered if it had been a stamp. Then I got the bright idea oh black gesso. So here is how I made the hand.
I took a piece of white card stock and painted it with black gesso and traced my hand on it and cut it out. I used a white gel pen and marked the finger nails and wrist and then began to add the patterns. The designs came from several places, one being my pajamas, the other some variations of what she had used and some patterns I just made up on the spot. I am sure you could look patterns up on the net but my computer was not near me so I just went with what felt right. I had the most relaxing time doing this hand, its just as fun as doing a zentangle. I may have to try one with sepia ink on flesh colored card stock next. I've decided that this is the kind of doodling that I love to do.
Have a happy St.Patrick's Day Everyone, maybe I'll have to explore a little art in the lovely green shades of Ireland today...