Friday, February 13, 2015

Art Journaling

I have joined a group to do art journaling throughout the year.  A new prompt to address is given weekly.

I am new to Art Journaling and Mixed Media so this is not only challenging for me, but a great learning experience.  My bank account is suffering though!  I love art supplies and have to try everything out there.  I am learning there is a lot more to mixed media art work than it looks.  For one thing, many of the artists in the group will sometimes have 2 and 3 layers of paint, paper, etc to make just the background!

I have published 2 of my journal entries already..
Here is another.
The prompt was to represent an artist whose work you like and relate to.  Then include a quote that resonates with you.   I chose the artist, Joan Miro.  I love his use of primary colors, black and white designs, and whimsical characters he created.  I drew a Miro inspired page  (of which I saw something similar somewhere).

The quote I chose comes from a Simon and Garfunkel oldies, "The 59th Street Bridge Song" written by Paul Simon.  The lyrics, "Slow down, you move too fast. Got to make the morning last."  are my favorites.  I have very fond memories of singing this song with my girlfriends when we were 16 skipping down Lombardi Street in San Francisco while we were on a Young Life trip out west.  Whenever I feel overwhelmed, I hum these lines to myself and take a deep breath!