Alisha Vernon from my BIG tribe has an etsy store filled with her amazing artwork. She works with several mediums and she has added a bunch of new art work. Go check it out!
In honor of her new website and 1 year anniversary of BIG the lovely Ms. Connie Hozvica is hosting a giveaway. So because I adore Ms. Connie and because we all love a good giveaway here are a few of my art journaling secrets.
Secret no. 1: Bubble wrap and paint gives the most amazing backgrounds and texture to your art journal pages. I love adding these bubble wrap circles because I find that they offer such and amazing look to the page. There’s something about the simultaneous order and randomness that does it.
Secret no. 3: 10 minute journaling! Set your timer for 10 minutes and complete a journal page in that time. The deadline keeps you focused, and it’s amazing how much you can do in just 10 minutes. Add to that, we can all generally fit 10 minutes of art into our day.
This week is week 4 of BIG and it’s a week for looking back at what we’ve done and setting intentions for the weeks ahead. One of the exercises Connie is having us do this week is painting faces. I did two today and had a on of fun doing it (I also successfully covered myself in paint).
Both these faces are pretty funky looking, although I think they are really cool, so I’ll leave you with a pretty face I did yesterday for no other reason than that I felt like making some art.
I absolutely adore the work of Rima over at The Hermitage. There is something so magical, so otherworldly about her works that just draws me in. I also love her pallet with all it’s natural colors and the softness of her images. Many of her images are inspired by fairytale, and that might be part of the appeal of them as well.
Painting is not perfect yet I still find myself lingering over my works, fretting over that line, considering this angle, that perspective, placement, size, colors…. it gets exhausting and in many ways it intervenes with the creative process because creativity is a right brain action where as logic and analyzing are for the left brain and switching between the two takes time. So I decided to go BIG.
What is BIG? BIG is one of Connie’s two workshops (I think a third might be coming) on what she calls the FEARLESS painting process. Basically it says that the result is not important, it is all in the process and in listening to the painting and the creative muse (read more here). This has resulted in a bunch of very… interesting paintings. Paintings that I wouldn’t normally d. Paintings that I increasingly find myself loving.
Here’s to BIG