I ripped and cut so the papers would stack and still let me see their color and pattern.
At this point, I realized this could have easily been a scrapbook page or an art journal page simply by changing what I placed next. Put a photo there and it feels like a scrapbook page. Put a fun collage image from one Tangie Baxter’s collage sheets and it an art journal.
I was so inspired by a video about Sargy Mann, who is an amazing painter who happens to be blind. His paintings are stunning. Watching him create captivated me. I could not stop thinking about it. So I decided to try to paint without my eyes. And did I ever learn a few things…
Where you place you supplies is critical….I thought I had it all organized so I could easily put my brush in paint but NO.
I thought I would be able to feel when the brush hit the paint…but NO.
I thought I was getting color on the entire piece evenly but NO (in fact it seems I completely ignored one whole corner of it).
I thought I’d be able to remember where colors had been placed but NO.
After trying painting without my eyes, I watched the video about Sargy Mann again with a new appreciation. I couldn’t keep track of what color went where in just the few minutes I was playing, let alone an entire composition filled with so many precise details.
When I play in my art journal sometimes a story is revealed to me. This particular tale, of two lovers separated by time and space brought together thanks to Johnny Cakes, isn’t really Pulitzer prize worthy. In fact, it is quite a silly love story and I like it that way.
Between you and me…I expected to create a very modern looking art journal page as I added some stenciling to the page. I was thinking modern. I was feeling modern. And then my art journal led me a totally silly, fun, and playfully different way.
Enjoy a chuckle as I play around and create a story with classic elements of story telling and you’ll even get to see more of my postage stamp quirks in the video!
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