Friday, 8 June 2012

Latest Art Journal Page- She Calls Herself an Artist

It's been a while since I've managed to art journal in my A4 journal.  Well I say that and the last time was 10th May! Oh well.

I have been drawing inspiration from several artists including, jennibellie, robenmarie and samanthakira to name but a few, on You Tube and their blogs. Thank you so much for sharing. 

So here is my latest offering. She Calls Herself an Artist.

Decided to use scrapbook papers
Background-layering of paints, stamps, masks (cut with Silhoutte)

When I started I did not know where my efforts might take me, but some how I was able to work through some issues before I knew what was happening.

I drew the girl quite a while ago using Prisma Colors just on copy paper. I cut her out intending to put her somewhere one day. I enhanced using water colours, pen and acrylics.
 Suddenly having a crisis about my own abilities. The numbers reminded me of a mug shot and guilt!

All those voices in my head that I try to ignore!

They have lessened in the last year I am pleased to say, but now and again....well, I'm sure you understand.
 I really did let myself go and felt so much better by the end.
 The quote really summed up my thoughts.

"The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they have become by it."
John Ruskin

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