Sunday, May 31, 2009
"joyful blessings" is a 3" x 3" mixed media piece done as my entry into paris' first inch by inch blog art feature. the byline for inch by inch art is "reclaiming life, 1 inch at a time". i like that. i'm attracted to the idea that thru art we can get our life back, center ourselves or as in my case simply grow wings, fly free and live a creative life. i thoroughly enjoyed working on this very small scale of 3" x 3". i collaged a page from a very small german vintage novel copyright 1902 onto a piece of thin cardboard. i add a thin wash of acrylic paint, added rubber stamp ink details like the dots, the stems and the flower circles. then i used pastel chalks and my finger to add color to the flowers and add the leaves. i painted the rain drops in acrylic paint and sprinkled a bit of micro-glitter onto the drops while still wet. a fine ink pen was used to add details.
inch by inch art is to be featured on paris' blog every tuesday, with today being the first week with the theme of rain. although i had a few ideas noodling around in my head, being spontaneous was by far the best part of this project. i simply sat down and had fun with it. i'm looking forward to seeing what paris does with this blog feature. and, i'm cooking up an idea or two for what to do with these little squares.
please be sure to check out paris' blog. she bares her heart and soul in her storytelling and on a mission to reclaim her life. we're right here giving full support, paris!!
Posted by julie king at 5:52 PM