Saturday, June 25, 2016

Get Messy Art Journal Introspection Week 3

Get Messy Art Journal Introspection Week 3

This week included two art prompts and two journaling prompts.  I chose to only use the first set.  The art prompt asked us to use bright colors (here I used Golden Fluid Acrylics in Primary Yellow and Pyrrole Orange) as well as creating a mind map with our journaling prompts (Are you the person you want to be?).  Recently, I had to come up with my values in life and narrowed it down to four overall values (that was very tough)- Family, beauty, self acceptance, and health.  These, to me, were the overall themes that I could put more values into.  For this spread, I used mini file folders and alphabet stickers to create my mind map on the pages.  Inside, I wrote a little about each value and how I will accomplish them.  I also included a file folder with an Instax photo of myself with an overall statement about my goals in life.  This was a simple spread (I have recently been in an artist's rut) but I am pleased with how it turned out and it is a reminder to me of what is important in life.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Get Messy Art Journaling Introspection Week 2

Get Messy Art Journaling Introspection Week 2

This week I combined the two art prompts and two journal prompts into one art journal spread.  We all have shortcomings and so I used mine to collage into the background.  Next, I used a Neocolor II crayon to put a light wash onto the background.  I then used a Scribe-All All-Surface Pencil to draw my figure.  It is water soluble so I used a paint brush and water to blend the lines a little.  Last, I used a Posca Paint Pen to write the Lewis Carroll quote into her hair.   

It is a bit freeing to put your flaws onto paper and then use them to think about the question proposed by Lewis Carroll.  Who in the world am I?  None of us are perfect and we all have shortcomings and that is part of who we are.  If you are aware of your shortcomings, you may be able to help yourself better in the long run by consciously doing and saying things contrary to what you normally would.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Get Messy Art Journaling Introspection Week 1

This week started a new season over at Get Messy Art Journaling.  The season is about introspection and had several art and writing prompts to choose from.  

First, I used Golden fluid acrylics in Payne's Grey to try the ink blot technique suggested as one of the art prompts.

Next, I added a magazine image to collage in a representation of myself.  This was also a suggested art prompt.

After that, I added journaling.  One of the journal prompts was about your identity.  I made a list of who I am and used Posca paint markers to fill the page with my identifying titles.  I used the quote that was suggested for this week by Aristotle. 

Last, I added a border with Posca pen and collaged in the title for the beginning of the season and the page using scrapbook paper and a number 1 tag.