I was getting a bit tired of the format and background on my blog so I decided something fresh and new was in order! Spring is kind of the time for that, after all.
It isn’t easy to find an image of my own work that will work in the slim space at the top of the page, but I did find one that works pretty well. I present to you “art junkie” from my personal art journal. I created this page as a way to continue to work on my mixed media skills as well as drawing and painting faces. Pushing myself to use colors I don’t normally turn to…here the oranges to go along with my favorite, blue.
For the artists or others who are interested….I first covered the journal pages with vintage text pages using gel medium. Then, I used acrylic paints applied with a make-up sponge for my first step. Then I used stencils, various bottle caps and a paintbrush to add many different circles to the page (using acrylics). A royal blue paint pen for the scallops on the right side and black marker for the ones on the left. I used markers and ink pens to write the words in different styles and a white gelli roller pen for the leaves and such.
I had great fun creating this….which is part of why art is so therapeutic for me. When I look at it now it brings the happiness back to me, and I hope to others. What brings you happiness? Please share…..
Peace to your heart, Sara