so here i am, still 'becalmed', and thoroughly enjoying it...
watercolors, acrylic paint, stencil, and sharpie poster paint markers on moleskine page
image transfer, colored pencil, and oil pastels on moleskine page
image transfer, pigma micron pen, and sharpie poster paint marker on moleskine page
the image transfers above were made with photos sent to me by a friend. the images were much nicer than my transfers, but still, some of their gorgeousness comes through... the top photo has incredible purple berries in it, and the bottom one is of dried witch hazel flowers.
what i did a lot of last week was draw/color images on muslin and then cut each one out and glue it to the page. the angel, the boat, and the star in the top picture are colored pencils and oil pastels on muslin; after i'd colored each one in, i cut it out and glued it down. same here, except i did most of the coloring with caran d'ache neocolor II crayons. i used the crayons both with water and without. the rug was made by scribbling with dry indian red and grayish black crayons, and then rubbing them in (like you do with oil pastels).
i thought it'd be nice to just show you the ingredients instead of writing them down. i left out a crayon, though - that's grayish black (love that color!) around the edge of the rug. otherwise, everything's here...
colored pencils, acrylic paint, oil pastels, and caran d'ache neocolor II crayons on moleskine page
you can't tell from the pics, but gluing the muslin pieces down gives the page an added dimension. i like it... AND i get to work on muslin without totally covering up the paper.
the face was cut out and glued down. the ingredients on this page are the same as the one above.
colored pencils, oil pastels, sharpie oil paint marker, and acrylic paint on muslin and moleskine page
i used a template that i found here for this figure... she moves - the brads come out on the back side of the page and i just covered them up with ripped pieces of paper.
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"When you become a lover of what is, there are no more decisions to make. In my life, I just wait and watch. I know that the decision will be made in its own time, so I let go of when, where, and how. I like to say I'm a woman with no future."
Byron Katie, 'Loving What Is'
(turn it up ; )