Back to the journal, it’s been quite a while and I’ve realized it’s time to get back to that creative practice again. Trying to stay in my whimsical mode and push through even though I’ve felt like the energy is not there. The daily creative practice always brings it back, so….to the journal it is. Two pages in the past two days. Figures again and again.
Done in the up-cycled book journal, colored pencil, collage, painted color catcher sheet from the laundry and distress oxide papers for her robe. I like the collage background and may use it for other things. Color catcher sheets take paint marvelously so I use them to wipe off my brushes, but they can be stitched to, could make a doll out of them as well. Here is a close up of the collage area.
The paper at the bottom is 140 lb water color paper, and it takes the distress oxides really well. The tissue is a Tim Holtz one I got on bargain and I do like the feel of it and it’s weight.
And then there is this gal…
More tissue, and napkin collage, some more of the distress watercolor paper die cut into a flower and acrylic on a painted background in the same book. Wonderful to have creative play time. I’ve been super busy at the gallery doing a once a week after school, gallery hosting and meetings, need to block out more time for wandering and doodling in the journals. Those of you on instagram saw the before on the distress oxide experimentation, I’ll share that here.
They are pricey but oh so fun. Luckily I sold some art to pay for them. Hope you all have a happy week, off to play catch up.