Monday, April 23, 2012

What Do You See?

  It's time again for Art Journal Everday  and yesterday while sitting at my table I decided I didn't really want to do anything in particular (despite my list) so I grabbed my take along journal (see my previous art journal posts) . This spread already had cross hatch style dry brush marks of pink and orange acrylic paint. I randomly picked out  two spray inks (which just happened to be a red and yellow) and spritzed away. Then I got brave. I used Higgins Black Magic waterproof drawing ink to put a few random large and small drops across the spread then blew thru a straw to move the ink around. I wrote "what do you see" with the ink and dropper tip. Hmmm, what DO I see?

 Immediately a face appeared to me on the right so I stamped a face image in that space. Then I realized the sporadic drops of ink had all become connected, so without much thought I came out with "everything you do in life is connected to you by one thread or another." Is it a pretty spread? NO. But it's about letting go and connecting at the same time, not knowing how it will end up. That's a good thing.

      "I dip my pen in the blackest ink, because I am not afraid of falling into my inkpot."
                                                                                                             Ralph Waldo Emerson


  1. Ooo I love your blog, I'm definitely becoming a follower. I see lots of spindly acrobatic ladies all holding on to each other in some way. This technique would work really well on a Halloween page too. Michelle

  2. This is such a great message, I like how you arrived there.

  3. Hi Linda, thank you for visiting my blog. I'm just starting to keep an art journal. It's so refreshing. I like to somehow merge my love of making mini albums & art journaling :))
    What DO you see?. I see sun setting in an enchanted forest, full of twisted trees. So beautiful.

  4. Even I see twisted trees. Isn't doing art using simple stuff like straw a lot of fun? Love your page and your thoughts that revolve around it.
    Thank you for checking my blog.

  5. great quote and journal page! I love to see you exploring like this : )


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