This was a good process for me this month. I had so much I hadn’t realized that I was carrying that I needed to release.
The art journal as a sacred space for prayer has been a recent development for me…and one I take great pleasure in utilizing.
I had to take a picture via instagram because I used Folk Art neon pink paint in the background. Neon paint does not show up when I use my scanner…so I wanted to make sure that there was at least one picture somewhere that showed the gorgeous pink.
Here is the finished spread:
That neon pink really does not show well at all in this scan. But it is there, several more layers than the instagram picture would let you believe.
I could go into a great deal of explanation about what each side means to me, and what it represents to me…but that is my stuff. If you can read the tiny writing in this piece, then perhaps, coupled with this last post of mine, you might have an idea. I’m just going to leave it at that.
Today’s art is an experiment.
I was watching a documentary called The Cave Of Forgotten Dreams…and it triggered some memories in me from when I was very young. My intention then (and now) is to study all I can to find when Mankind created religion. Some of the images shown in this movie opened up some doors that I hadn’t really closed…I just hadn’t walked through to see what remained in those rooms for too many years.
And so…coupling that trigger with some adventuring with oil pastels and under-paper…this became the result:
In real life, it is a tiny piece (for me)…She is 4 1/2 inches by 4 1/2 inches on MDF board. And I found a way to seal Her so that the oil pastel doesn’t smear. Which is a big deal for me, because i have discovered I love working with oil pastels, but the whole not able to seal them drives me crazy.
I keep looking at the piece in my hand and the picture on the screen–the scan…and I am not really impressed with my scanner today.
If and when I go to sell this piece, I will be taking pictures with our camera, versus using the scanner. But for right now, the scan suffices.
I actually love how She turned out. I didn’t have any expectations of all when I did this, I was playing. And she turned out beautifully.