Here is my page.
'Lets make love', art journal page, mixed media
I chose to do both prompts on one page spread. So I compared and contrasted monochromatic and psychedelic colour on adjacent pages.
I used computer prints of the 2 faces shown yesterday on this blog for the focal point of the page. The prints are rather weak in colour but that is OK for journal work. On a plus note, computer paper is nice and thin for collage work! And as a bonus, I still have the original drawings if I should want to develop them into a mixed media work at a later date.
When making this particular page, I was thinking of the love, peace and flower power themes of the 1960's in a very general way. Anyway...fun to make it! I was covered in glue and gesso, with tissue paper sticking to my fingers by the end of the session.
I really like the playful nature of the art journal: I can relax and try out new techniques and materials, I don't have to produce a picture perfect result if I don't want to. Its very freeing. I could also use it to plan paintings but I haven't so far!
I think many artists do art journalling these days. Its very 'in vogue' (trending) at the moment - with lots of classes available for beginners.
+Carolyn Dube has a free class. See the link below.
There are also many art journalling groups on Google groups, on facebook, and on ning.
Well,I hope you have a happy weekend.
Bye for now.....