Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Connecting Writing And Art
I have these odd silhouettes that were given to me years ago. I often pull them out to use and then decide I don't want to use them. So this one was lying around my desk. I liked it over this background. Doesn't that blob on the left look like Africa? I see now I could have made a map out of this page. Sometimes it seems like I don't see things in my pieces until a photo is taken. I wonder why that is?
This is the second half of the ugly spray ink exploration I talked about in yesterday post. On this side I muted the page with gesso before I drew and painted the trees. The stencils in the background look like a ghost image. I think I like it. Happy accidents are fun to discover in your work. I am really loving these trees.
Wouldn't it be awesome to walk into a forest that had trees this color. It reminds me of something I am adding to my novel. I have no title yet but I thought I might start sharing some little tidbits here on the blog. It's the idea of a feminine forest. One where men have a hard time traveling through and women gain something special from being there. I haven't decided how this forest will look yet, but this is a pretty good start. I like the idea of exploring some things I am writing about in my art journal. It gives my ideas a little more life, to see them on the page.
Do you have more than one hobby? Have you found a way to work on them at the same time like a collaboration? I'd love to hear about it? Leave me a comment about it.