Monday, November 11, 2013

The Process {Inside an Art Journal}

It started simply
by smearing around some leftover paint on a couple of blank pages.
A few weeks later I was given a card by a couple of very sweet young ladies
while out walking the dog.
It just so happened that the colors worked well with the paint I had smeared.
Two days later it was time to begin.
Ephemera gathered.
Glued down.
"And the little children sang"
was penned next.
After that I found out that Dawn had NaNoJouMo promts happening here.
I like prompts.
And also the song lyrics worked really well with the page.
Flowers finished.  Swirlies drawn in white and drippy bits across the top of the right side.
I am loving the drippy doodle right now.
Over on the left side;
Doodle.  Make a hot mess.  Try to fix it and make a bigger mess.
Cover it up with gesso.
This time, fix it for real.
Add a little color here; a little contrast there; a few pen lines.
Edge it all in charcoal and add the finish date.
One week from the start date.
Remind myself that Rome wasn't built in a day either.


Brenda @ Its A Beautiful Life said...

Lovely... enjoyed seeing the process.

And you're right, Rome wasn't built in a day. A good reminder.

PamelaArtsinSF said...

Oh, very nice...I like seeing your process....and i love using holy cards in artwork too...

Robin Thomas said...

Oh Alisa, this is so beautiful.

Photocat said...

I liked the string like doodles, but after seeing the finished work, it does look better with the repeat of the doodle pattern. Finn is involved in lots of good things, like being the onset of a new journal page for you. I loved the movie yesterday evening before falling asleep. Watched it on Instagram for a couple of times. Falling asleep with Finn on my mind is good!

Charlene said...

ADORE it! We must have some journal classes! Love your work Alisa!

Lorrie said...

I love reading about process. Your result is beautiful.

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