As I typed that title, I thought of how I am dressing nowadays, and making the bed: Layers and layers. We have had very cold nights and may even get snow tomorrow! But that’ s not what I’m writing about today.
I am still learning about how to make pictures look like I want. I will usually start with some idea or shape I am inspired by.
Or sometimes I just throw down some color or lines, and go from there.
One of last week’s Art Journal challenges was “Circles”, which I love. I took the diagonal lines of the abstract photo from The Coast last week and added pinkish circles. I liked it!
But when I looked again a few days later, it looked unfinished. It needed contrast. So I filled in the spaces with blue and black, and I like it better now. It might be done. Maybe. Are the planets dark enough, or should they be filled in?
I’ll let you know when I know. More about layers tomorrow!
2 thoughts on “Layers and Layers (Part 1)”
What art journal challenges are you following? I subscribe to an art journal “subscription” box, but I’m always interested in finding different resources. I struggle a lot with art journaling. I love learning different mixed media techniques, but I haven’t yet “connected” with any real meaning or purpose with my journal, if that makes any sense. I started art journaling in August, trying a lot of different things. I still haven’t quite figured out what I want my journal to be.
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I follow a group called Art Journaling Secrets Unleashed. It is on Facebook, with Ruth Inman Art. I’m sure you could find it. I enjoy the “getting out of my own head” nature of the challenges.
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