Saturday, September 25, 2010

So Many Faces Of Me

My two favorite forms of art are Scrap Booking and Art Journaling. For those of you who have seen my work before you know this! You will likely see many entries in the future on these topics! I find art journaling very therapeutic and recently discovered my love for it when I took a class. I also love that through these pieces of art I am leaving a little piece of me for future generations to discover. I do quite a bit of genealogy research and all I see are names and dates- It would be my greatest treasure to discover something like this and I hope a descendant of mine will feel the same way. While I’d love to share many more of my art journal pages with you, right now I’m drawn to this page because I found it very challenging for me.

First off, I found that my first Art Journal was very much influenced by the direction of my teacher. I loved her class and when it was over I felt a void so I kept on journaling. This is a page I put together without direction in my second journal. Not having guidance proved to be a challenge for me so I just started doodling on a piece of paper. I never fancied myself as a doodler so when my first few pictures came out ok-- I kept on going.
I thought it would be fun to try and pinpoint the many faces of me. Then when I really started liking the page I had a little fear that I couldn’t replicate it on my art journal- so, in true art journal form- I threw out my idea of being “perfect” and decided it would be taped to the page. I also threw out the idea of using color-something I always like a lot of. I stuck to the basics and tried to create with in the black and white.
I first whisked some black paint on to the page. There was no real goal here. I just did what I thought would look good. Then I taped my paper down in the corner with Washi tape and stared at it. It needed some journaling. I wrote with a white pen about how my eyes and eyebrows giveaway my thoughts and in the end that’s ok-- just be yourself!
It was a fun page to do. Do you like to Art Journal? If so, I’d love to hear about your experiences or see your pictures on our Flicker page.

1 comment:

  1. I love your art is a whole new artistic side of you.


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