Well, it's a new year so naturally I started looking at the next big holiday-my favorite -which is Valentine's Day! Here's the first card I made:
Linking to the Simon Monday Challenge blog for the theme of "something old, something new".
Does everyone have all their Christmas decorations put away? I just finished mine and this is what I filled my tank with to have the energy going up and down flights of stairs many times the last two days:
I'm taking my beverage along with me as I visit Bleubeard and Elizabeth and friends at T Stands For Tuesday.
Both Mix It Monthly and ArtJournalJourney have new themes for the month of January. At Mix It Monthly it is "colorblocking" and at AJJ it is " inspired by the masters II". I chose Hans Hofmann (1880-1966) a German artist of abstract expressionism. He used mostly bold and bright colors in block forms/square shapes. I love his (seemingly) simplistic approach and compositions but lest you think this is easy to do, try it! I really had to pay attention to color choices and composition because of the minimal applications. Fun though! Here is my interpretation of his style:
I'm really looking forward to discovering more artists as I fill my journal pages this month!
Have any of you chosen your word for the year? Finally I had some signs and my word came to me. I'll be sharing it for Friday's post, along with a journal page done using a new technique from Dina Wakley. Do any of you have her latest book??? Love it!
We are expecting snow today-not a lot - but enough to keep me indoors and warm while I play in my art journal some more. Here's wishing you a warm and arty day!
" The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak."