Just a quick stop in to share a peek of some of what I have been working on recently!
A nearly finished art journal page, made over a some paint remnants and stencil clean-ups. Over the multiple stenciled layers, I added a figure by way of a mask that I cut out from a magazine ad, and went around it with some purple acrylic paint, then I added the border of black hexagons. I used a white gel pen for the journaling in the figure, and a silver gel pen for the flowers and vine doodles around the figure. The journaling is about being yourself and holding onto “you” even when the world is pressing in on you and trying to get you to be more of what “it/they” want you to be. I love how this page is coming along, the only thing I think I want to add to it is a bit more of the vine-like stencil in black that you can see along the left side.Here is one of the faces I did recently, and I really like how it turned out! I sat down to just play and I think being so relaxed and not trying too hard is what made this one come together so well. I have noticed that when I sit down with the intention to draw, I try to plan what I’m going to do and how it’s going to turn out, and that really intimidates me I think. Because if I know how I want it to turn out, and it doesn’t actually go that way, I get frustrated and put it down, instead of letting things come together in a relaxed way and just being happy with the drawing as it emerges. I have been trying to catch myself when I do that but it’s an on-going process 🙂
I hope all is well with you, and as the holidays are in full swing don’t get so caught up in the rush that you forget to slow down and enjoy the moment!!
Thanks so much for stopping by!