below are bits of the papers that i've received from seth and julie... i've just started to rip and glue, which i must say is an awful lot of fun.
these are from julie,
and these are from seth.
me for round two...
as of two days ago i'm sticking with neutral pieces. (okay, i'm gonna try)
the things i've used most...
raw umber, sepia, black, yellow brown, and brown pink sennelier oil pastels. ohhhh, brown pink! i like to just say 'brown pink' -- only right brain can grok brown pink!!
my trusty portfolio oil pastels... rust has seen a lot of use.
my water bottle. thanks jeane.
pan pastels -- black and umber. a friend gave me these and i love them. much more subtle than oil pastels -- great for old-i-fying and shading.
what would i do without these? i also used ranger alcohol inks (in the little bottles) a lot. intense, permanent color, and it goes nuts spreading around. i like to drop it on and see what it'll do.
which is what i did here on the right page. these two journal pages have been a work in progress for weeks now... i said 'enough!' this week and finished them. since i wasn't crazy about either page, i paper clipped something else onto each one. the left page is covered up with the vellum page protector that i use to keep paint off the page before and after the one i'm working on. i love the way they get all multicolored and beat up...
and last but not least, my fortune from last week's teriyaki tofu... this i wanted to share because it's the most cryptic fortune i've ever gotten, and it makes me laugh every time i read it. for a while i was getting ones like 'a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush', or, 'a rolling stone gathers no moss'. what??? those aren't fortunes! i was beginning to have my doubts about the fortune cookie industry... well, i guess i still am...