Sunday, January 17, 2016

Inspired by Basquiat and Jodi Ohl

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

Additional Matisse

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

Welcome 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!