This page of paint strokes and splotches in my journal suggested a standing figure. I drew in the face with Stabilo marks all and simply followed the lines on one side and added lines on the other to complete the figure. Who is she? Where is she going? That is all left to the imagination.
I’ll never understand the attraction of spreading lies and gossip. What need does it fill? Can it really make one feel better to verbally punch someone else into the ground? Mostly, these types have been exposed and end up pretty much friendless, I’ve found. Or they will find friends who are, just like them, a waste of space in this already struggling world.
Today’s challenge entry is inspired by Jane Davenport, the queen of glam, who taught me how to find the mermaids at the end of my pencil. This underwater grotto was created in an old book about weaving. The original print from the book shows through in some places, making nice patterning in the background as well as the man in the cave reaching for the beautiful mermaid.
Once again, I have used a journal page that had paint already on it. Most of my pages end up with several different colors of paint, gesso, inks, etc. While flipping through, I spotted this one that had only red. Ta da! Monochrome! So I added the face with a little black and a little white…..and there you have it, my Day 8 entry.
P.S. It’s getting harder to keep up.
I knew I’d saved these wonderful horns for good reason. Cut out of a magazine months ago, they have finally found a home in one of my many journals. We all have a bit of animal spirit within, I think, although I don’t believe I particularly identify with a ram. This prompt has given me food for thought and I will explore my animal spirit in more depth as I move forward in my journaling practice.
Today is Day 6 of the 30 faces in 30 days challenge. My painting today is strongly influenced and inspired by the work of Francoise de Felice, one of the world’s greatest artists, in my opinion. The women and girls in her paintings have a softness and a sadness that draws me in. I would love to depict emotion as she does so very well.