"Words with art friends."
I recorded phrases that I've heard from
art friends when we get together, from
blogger friends, and
things I've said to them as well...
Let's face it. Friends make life a
lot more fun! This is a spread in my
Documented Life Project journal, and the
challenge was 'Writing -- Words with friends.'
"What lies beneath?"
The challenge was to use 'under-paper' from
your work table. Since I was away on vacation,
I used some paper that I had painted on
with my granddaughter, in addition to
"When not to stop."
The month of February is all about layering.
Don't stop 'til you get enough...I liked this quote:
"A painting is never finished, it simply stops
in interesting places."
This collage was influenced by the colors and
textures of the beach.
"Going undercover 1."
Sometimes you have to cover up portions of
an art piece that you like. Maybe it doesn't
work with the rest of the piece, or maybe
you are looking for the depth created by
many layers. In this case, I decided to do
two separate pages instead of one spread.
Above, materials include origami paper,
painted paper, watercolor and Sharpie pen,
Asian calendar illustration, white gel pen,
and a hand-colored photocopy.
"Going undercover 2." Layers:
1. Watercolor background
2. highlighters and colored pen
3. cream acrylic paint
4. book text and assorted design/painted papers
5. more watercolor (black ovals and shading)
and Sharpie pen
I admit that vacation put me a bit behind on
the challenges, but I will take time this week
to get caught up on the three that are
--Use at least 5 layers
--Mark Making as a layer element
Linking up with Elizabeth for T Tuesday,
and posting a sketch from several years ago
of my white nondescript coffee mug and
thin bagel. Visit E. to see
what the other participants are
sharing today, and what
beverage they're drinking!
I'm also thinking about the annual
International Fake Journal Month
project coming up in April. You can
see my Fake Journal from 2014 here.
I'm thinking about who my character
should be, and how much time I will be
able to spend on a journal page each day.
So far, I've been a student of Japanese art,
a Shaman, and a cake decorator/event planner.
What should I be next?
If you think you might be interested in doing
a Fake Journal this year, click on the
pink bulldog logo in the sidebar to go to
Roz Stendahl's IFJM blog. It's a lot of fun
and you can pretend to be anyone you want to!