Art Journal Collage featuring a
photocopy of a vintage fashion drawing
done by my Mom, circa early 1950's.
I used to draw these types of girls
when I was in high school too...
could it be genetic?
Some days I feel like drawing,
but other days I want to paint
or collage. Not to mention quilting,
cross-stitch, photography or scrapbooking.
So many options,so little time!
More vintage illustrations combined
with my own doodles and painting.
I enjoy using every type of pen,
even fluorescent highlighters.
I dug out some of the stamps
I've carved from erasers, and added
stamping to my pages. It creates
borders, interesting divisions of the space
on the page, and makes repeating
a design easy.
Do you ever think about how we
perceive beauty, and how much
we 'buy into' the stereotypes of
our society? People have an unfortunate
tendency to judge others by their
appearance. I try to resist that tendency,
but I'm not always successful. This
page reminds me to see the
Beauty in everyone and everything.
Well OK, maybe not creepy crawlies.
I am not a fan of bugs or snakes...
I will admire their natural
beauty from a distance!
I like fashion magazines, (especially Vogue)
simply for their artistic flair. I don't
consider them realistic in any way
for a Midwestern woman of
my age (ahem!) as a model
for what I should wear or how I should
look. I just want to be healthy and happy,
and make some art. Can I love drawing
fashion models without caving in to
Linking up with Art Journal Every Day
over at Balzer Designs.
What creative pursuit have
you been enjoying?