I believe in the healing power of art journaling, so decided to share a very personal example. JumpStart's challenge recently inspired me to study the work of artist Jean-Michel Basquiat who said, "I don't think about art when I'm creating, I think about life." Here's an inspiration from his graffiti-like style and my life experience. My dad lost his battle with heart disease yesterday, so I wrote a letter to him and covered it up with this art. The song by the Rascals "Asked my family doctor what's ailing me -- All you really need is Good Lovin'" came to mind for me. Here is what I expressed using paint, gesso, water-soluble crayons and Sharpie paint pens. Special thanks to Jodi Ohl for her interpretation of this challenge.
I included "depart/go in peace" because he said that at the end of every church service.
Sunday, January 10, 2016
Following along with Creative JumpStart's Matisse inspiration, I tried some cut-outs for my weekly planner. This was really fun. I will try Michelle Ward's file folder idea once I get some spray paint and acetate! So here I simply sprayed masked squares with Dylusions ink and then sponged black ink on a negative of the shape and adhered white cutouts of the positive shape. It was actually relaxing to cut shapes with a scissor! I did cheat on the stars by using a punch.
Saturday, January 2, 2016
With Natalie's Creative JumpStart 2016. The inspiration came from Matisse as Rae Missigman shared her jumpstart with us using layers and layers of paint. This is a different process for me, so I gave it a try! My favorite part was scraping away the white to reveal the colors underneath. Love learning the different, individual techniques used by all the JumpStarters!