The theme for Art Journal Journey this month is “Square/Quadrat”.
I did not have a plan in mind when I started working on this. I didn’t even work in my art journal. As I had some trouble getting back to normal life after my vacation.
I did take some progress pics while I was working on this and some detail shots… so be warned, this is a picture heavy post =).
I used a Square 12-12″ scrapbook paper that I didn’t like and started gluing on some strips of paper and some decoration tape from an evelope I received.
Gave it all a white wash.
Drew on some Squares and rectangles with my new watersoluble oil pastels.
Painted in the Squares with acrylic paint and drew new Squares with a white paint pen.
Dumped the content of my brain onto the paper with black india ink. Writing in Squares around the paper edges.
And then wanted to cover it all up, so I did.
After covering most of the underground I did some more journalling…
And drew a face peeping out from behind, what appears to be, bars. A lady in jail…
I proceeded by painting her and this is what I showed you last wednesday on WOYWW 220.
I found a quote that spoke to me and I felt was just right for this page, but then I got held up by making the video for my Secret Belgian Binding Art Journal, so I didn’t finish her untill today.
You must break out of your current comfort zone and become comfortable with the unfamiliar and the unknown. -Dennis Waitley
The video is also right ouside my comfort zone, so I did take the quote and ran with it.
I’m actualy rather proud of my video. I dreaded making it, but it came out ok. Though I still have to work some on the sound settings.
I wrote the quote on the black “bars” with a white paint pen.
I didn’t print it, like I would normally have done.
I actualy quite like my handwriting this time.
So I guess all the journalling I did when on vacation, helped with this as well.
I drew and painted her rather fast and intuative. Not striving for perfection.
Trying to break free from my own jail and stepping outside my comfort zone.
I also splattered some black and white ink over the page.
Well technicaly, it is not a page, not yet anyway. I don’t know what it is.
Just trying to think outside the box here.
So that’s where this months prompt “Square” from Art Journal Journey took me and I like it. It got me thinking and set some things in motion.
I’ll leave you with all my best wishes and hope you have a wonderful week.
Also linking this to:
- Our Creative corner: Words, words, words. Because there’s a lot of words on this page =)
- Artists in Blogland, august challenge: Seize the day. (As I feel breaking freen from your chains and doing the things you want to do, even if they are a bit scary and outside your comfort zone, is in fact seizing the day)