Ok, I really don’t love the rain. In the Pacific Northwest, rain has become like white noise to me. It’s cold and dreary and by the time May rolls around I don’t think I can stand another day of it. I remember growing up in the Southwest. We had the most glorious thunderstorms, warm rain, walking in the puddles, the smell of wet earth. I might have to do another art journal page now that I’ve pulled those long-ago memories back up.
I discovered this blog, A Year in the Life of an Art Journal, last December. I really like their plan for this year. The idea is that whether you are a photographer or an art journalist, at the end of the year you will have a coffee table book full of your art.
The first prompt for January was resolutions or your one word for the year. My art didn’t look blogworthy. The second prompt was rain… the gal who writes the blog lives in the Pacific Northwest too, heeheehee. So here is my art…
For the background, I used Tumbled Glass distress stain, then I sprinkled water and dripped distress ink and alcohol inks. I also sprinkled a couple of different colors of Perfect Pearls over it.
I cut a girl similar to the ones I made during the She Art 1 class. The umbrella is cut from a Gustav Klimt calendar. He is one of my most favorite artists. The rest of the papers came out of my box of scraps. The umbrella is a little wonky. first I cut the standard umbrella shape, then I decided that you should be able to see the underside, so I cut a piece for that. After I was done I realized that the front part should have been curved too. Oops!
This is the first time I’ve given my girl a face. Not easy… I’ve been practicing facial features since I’m taking the She Art 2 class, but still it took several times to get the face to look half way decent. So don’t look too closely!
So tell me, how do you feel about the rain???
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