Usually I just open to a random place in the book to begin a spread but in this case I wanted to start on the first page and wanted to set a kind of tone. Given I've been doing so many pages lately with freedom and abandon I chose to reel it in a bit and try a more balanced, thought out, minimal approach.
It began with three acrylic paints-yellow, peach and pink. I wanted to add a little more color so I cut and tore shapes from tissue paper. I kept thinking how the turquoise bit reminded me of a mountain. There was a magazine clip out on my desk, along with the sentiment and it was all the page needed.
I cut out the image and painted it with black gesso as I wanted a silhouette. The sentiment was stamped with two different alphabet sets in Jet Black Staz-On ink. And you know, just as when I do pages with wild abandon and the energy is in harmony with it, the same can be said for this page.It was done with a calm and peaceful energy. Does this happen to you too??
Linking this up to Art Journal Everyday.
I cannot end this post without mentioning two special young ladies I had the pleasure to "meet" simply because they left me a comment on one of my posts and thankfully left me a link to their blogs. I'd like to introduce you to these lovlies from Pakistan. Please stop by and leave them a comment. There is nothing like leaving a kind and encouraging word or two to support these very young talented ladies.
Welcome to blogland: Hadiyah- http://www.anartisticheart.blogspot.com/
and: Duaa- http://ibreatheit.blogspot.com/
"Don't go through life, GROW thru life." Eric Butterworth