For now I’m still working in my art journals. My husband keeps asking me when I’m going to work on canvas again or work on something that I might try selling…but I’m just not in that mindset yet. I’m still figuring out who I am I guess, my style.
The last canvas I tried mixed media on still sits unfinished because this kind of thing is more interesting to me right now. It’s also mixed media but very different from the canvas I abandoned.
I was listening to the Man vs Art podcast as I was about to start doing dishes and it was about Frida.I found the podcast this morning and I’m loving it. This particular podcast was very interesting to me. I did know a lot of what was being talked about but I was still really enjoying myself. All of a sudden I had to start working on a 5 x 7 art journal card. (Damn the Dishes,I was feeling inspired.)
As I worked on the journal card I decided that I wanted it to be part of something larger so I taped it into my current art journal. I added the fabric bits, stickle glitter and sequins;the heart was the last thing to be added besides the lettering.
I’m a huge fan of Frida as many people are- but I’ve not really tried to capture her before. This is just a portion of her but I do plan on drawing her image again for an atc swap soon.
The background is torn paper bag and torn…well writings of mine. (I’m doing that a lot these days.)
They are from Family Secret, to be exact. It is a book that I started last Nanowrimo in November. I tried to weave my real family ghost stories into a a fictional story where the main character’s mother finds peace with her sister’s disappearance which happened when they were younger. Yeah, if that description sounds long winded so was the story. 😉
I’m not saying I’ll never try writing on it again,it’s just that I’m not really using my writing muscle these days as much as I feel like I should be. Making art from my frustrations helps a little though.
Anyway. I am happy with these pages. They are something that I get pleasure from.