"Three things in human life are important. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind". - Henry James

Monday, October 25, 2010

Pages in Stages

Following Diana Trout's "Nudges", I worked on a page in my journal that I wasn't all that happy with.  It was a page of prompts from Carla Sonheim's Art of Silliness2 Workshop.  The instructions were to draw five blobs or shapes from your imagination, about the size of a large coin, and turn them into something.

The car, hippo, and bird came out okay.  There were a couple of head drawings that bothered me every time I looked at them.  So I decided to use this page for Diana's collage "Nudge".  Collage isn't my thing, but it was sort of fun to randomly and without much thought (before the inner critic got wind) pull out images  and place them on the pages.  Looking at it now, I see I used predominantly orange.  I added the pink and green later.  I sort of like it.

The next step is to paint loosely over the collage with gesso or white paint and draw or write into the wet paint.  I think I'll sit with it for a while before I try that.

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