Sunday, April 10, 2011

Art Journal and Nemo

I watched "Finding Nemo" today - no reason, just popped it in and really enjoyed it. It just made me laugh and is such a sweet story with Dory and the Dad and Nemo learning to be independent.  I haven't seen it in awhile, but it hit the spot today.

Then I worked a little on my art journal. I have a piece from yesterday, too, that I worked in my other "type" of journal - the Teesha Moore 16 page journal. I haven't worked in those recently and I feel like I am doing different stuff - it comes from a different place and is a really different process.  I love doing both, but I think I have needed to figure out what it is that I am wanting to do, how I want to do it, what I expect.  I have been having fun and still want to explore all the possibilities.

Here's what I have been doing:

This is the Teesha Moore-style journal. I love the brightness of the background and the framing around the pages.  This process is usually more artful - I try to match things and change things up a bit on these pages, so this page isn't complete. I don't know what I will do with it, but it definitely needs more on it.

This is before I put any text on it. I am thinking text with white ink, but I haven't decided what I'm going to write about or if I will just put a poem or song lyrics or a quote on here. Best to wait until I know.

I got a magazine with a whole spread using this model, so you will probably see her a lot. I think she is gorgeous and quite exotic looking and they put her in a bunch of stunning colors, as well. Kind of fun, but also hard to get the background right. I struggled a bit with the background and I'm not sure I got it right, but every page can't be a masterpiece, right? It's all good.

For some reason, I like having the photos of the spread - things look one way when they are isolated, but when you put the spread together, it can take on a whole new look. Sometimes they get married together and sometimes there is nothing to unite the two pages.

1 comment:

  1. I really love all the pages. I hope you do not mind, I have a few thoughts. A zentangle over the yellow would look great. And the expression on the face with the word peace would be wonderful with thoughts on inner peace looking with in your self and knowing it is really there.



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