This mermaid collage was inspired by prompt. Specifically the word prompt,”mermaid”.
I found a fantastic group on facebook called,College Obsession that works on colleges based on a prompt. Their work is absolutely breathtaking and I’m happy to soak up their artistic vibes in hopes of moving my own artwork along.
This collage is a mixture of acrylic paint magazine shreds and prisma color pencils.You’ll possibly notice two holes at the top of this collage.
Those holes are there because this is going to be an entry for today in my smashbook. If you know what a smashbook is then that statement will seem odd to you. Smashbook are closer to a scrapbook than an art journal. I know that,now,I didn’t know that when I starting working on my book. The good thing about all of this is that the smashbook I am working on now is part of a Smash,Art,Words smashbook challenge that I found out about while surfing youtube. A group of creatives(including myself) led by youtube user poetspice have decided to make a smash page every day for the month of July. The pages can be as nice as you want and also as smash as you want.
This was actually a good time for me to find out about this project. Having never made a smashbook before I feel like I’m getting my feet wet with this book. I’m working on the loose pages for now and will put them together at the end of the month with ring binders. Most of my pages will probably veer towards the art journal territory but I do plan to include pure smashiness as well. (Yesterday’s page was a good example of that.) I will be making a youtube video once a week to share my smashbook entries for that week and my last video will be a look through the entire finished and bound book. I’ve made one video so far just to talk about the smashbook and share my first two pages. It’s rough but eh I’ll get better(hopefully).
I feel like people are put into your path at specific times in your life and that they point you towards what is good for you at that moment, if you are open to that. (That is an old sentiment but I really believe in it and feel that there’s a truth at its core.)
These past years have been full of a lot of unhappiness and searching on my part, of feeling like I wasn’t being true to who I was. I’m just very happy for those people and projects that inspire me. If you are reading this post there is a very good chance that you are part of that group! So I very much thank you. xx