Friday, April 26, 2013

Art Journal Page

It feels very strange to be sharing this page because I really don't like it.

I didn't really have a plan, and it seemed like everything I did made it worse, or at least didn't improve anything. I finally gave up and decided to leave it. I thought about gessoing over it, but couldn't really be bothered. I was just completely tired of the page. The only parts I like are the background and the drippy bits (which looked much better before I tried to make the top of the page look like storm clouds).

I was playing around with some little kid stencils I found.
I didn't like the flowers so I thought they might fade into the background if I ran drips over them.

The drips made me think rain so I tried to make the top look like clouds

I added this, hoping it would finish the page and make it look like there was a point to all this mess. It didn't really work.. It looks black in the photo, but it's actually matted on dark purple. I originally tried it without the matting, but it just faded into the background. I think it looks off to be because of the scale- the flowers are as tall as the man.

Oh well. At least I got a page done. I've been feeling rather uninspired and non-creative this week. I think I'll give it a rest for a few days and see what happens next week.


  1. CJ I really admire you!!!! Truly and authentically. The person who puts up a page they don't like is a REAL artist in my mind because they are being real and being vulnerable. They aren't doing the art "for show only!" I am really humbled reading this. As for the art, I have to say, I agree with you. The first pages are lovely - truly and beautifully lovely, yet, the only reason I say I agree is because the clouds make me sad and "I don't want to feel sad." So it isn't the art that I disfavour - it is what it brings up in me. I hope that makes sense. I LOVE your charlie chaplain and the bumbershoot. Brilliant! Truly, I heart this experience here! Happy Balzering week CJ. Samara

    1. Wow, thanks! That's probably one of the nicest comments I've ever gotten!