Wednesday, January 21, 2015
What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday
In keeping with my resolution to work on my own projects this year, on my desk you will find page 1 of my art journal “Anatomy of My Thoughts”.
When I stumbled upon this book I had an “Ahaa moment”. A “That’s it! That’s what I have been trying to do!” moment. My heart raced as I finally found the style of art journaling I was trying to express.
I joined this year long course because of my love for working in altered books and using paint. One thing I learned about myself last year is that I love to paint. I can’t paint an image not even a basic flower but I made the decision to not let that stop me.
Directions were to keep the page simple; creating a background, layering ONE figure on it, and then using some of the new techniques she taught us to finish the page. No embellishments or lumpy extras---just paints, and your figure. This is hard considering most of my work looks like this:
I am still swapping but I cut WAY back. I have a few ATC and Rolodex series that I enjoy and I belong to several art journal round robins but other than that I now am working on projects simply for myself.
Happily rejoining in with What’s On Your Workdesk? Wednesday.