Ok, ok, so this first page is not colourful. I really enjoyed creating this though. I added a piece of vintage sewing pattern with gel medium to create texture. The black swirls are Dollar Bin rubons from Michael's. While creating this I was feeling a bit of pressure, and needed to remind myself that not everything comes easy.
This page in my Moleskine was a bunch of random fun. On the left is a Tim Holtz texture fade sample that I made when I first got it. I love using random bits like that and working around it. Yes, I'm still working on my "favorites" list.
I had another migraine yesterday. I have decided to journal and try to figure out what's triggering them. I took a few Advils last night and still did my show on Ustream. I think I was a little loopy and punch drunk, but we definitely had a great time. This page was created with many layers of stenciling, beginning with a background of Inktense pencil. On the right I wanted to incorporate a Post Card "starter" that I created. It was much brighter than the page so I decided to paint a bird over it. Here is a close up:
It felt so good for me to work outside my comfort zone. I just love how this little guy turned out. If you have a few minutes, here is the recording:
Speaking of Ustream, I was watching the amazing Dede on Friday afternoon and felt inspired to create these crazy people:
Thanks so much my wonderful friend for all the LOVE, encouragement and inspiration! It felt so wonderful to create something so out of the "ordinary" for me.
I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!
Much Love! xo