Sunday, August 16, 2009
Journey To The Center
Sometimes when I'm feeling creative, but brain dead, I go to my list of art challenge blogs for inspiration. I keep file folders and cigar boxes full of magazine images that I like, and I try to use them with combinations of prompts to create my art. This journal page which became a postcard evolved from Inspire Me Thursday's Pink & Orange Challenge, Theme Thursday's Orange Challenge, Saturday Workout's Make a Journal Page Challenge, and Sunday Postcard Art's Glamour Girl Challenge. When I'm back in school, like now, my studio time is severely limited, and sometimes I have to mull over ideas for days before I can actually pick up a paintbrush. So this approach works well for me. This page began with a Diane von Furstenburg ad that I glued over a newspaper page and embellished with acrylic paint. I actually wanted to throw in some stars and a bird or two to satisfy a couple of more prompts, but I just couldn't quite make them work with this composition.