I been experimenting on painting characters lately and yesterday this cutie came out. I saw a picture of a girl with her head turn and she had her hair on the side of her face. It was on my mind when I thought what the hell let me give a try. I have been doing a little dabble on painting face on another book and I guess I’m getting use to it. I still need more practice and patience but I like that I don’t convince myself out of it like before. She definitely a keeper and puts a big smile on my face.
Here is a peek into my four art journal book pages 1-7. Most of them I glued paper into it as background texture for the color. The others was just the notebook pages. The paper I used was calendar, manila envelope, scratch tickets, bubble wrap, newspaper articles, appointment cards, receipts, label, business card, envelope pieces, and memo. I basically used what I’m going throw way into my art. It fun to glue paper and see how it going to turn out. I think it gives an edge to it.
I made this yesterday on my art journal. I wanted to make a princess that has a crown of feathers and beads. She is so cute. She reminds me of a doll I used to own. I wanted her to have jewelry on and her eyes closed like she is thinking really hard. This art journal is my six one which I haven’t show you this one or fifth one. This journal has inspire my seven art journal because it going to be different. I’m preparing it now and I’m doing it before painting in it. I started on Friday and non-stop for three or four days straight. I slowed down a bit to see what other things I want to put into it before the full on journey of expressing myself. I give you a guess on what I’m doing to it: I’m adding textures and layers. I can’t wait in starting to use it. So much fun. Today I was inspire to write on here and post this beauty up because I’m so proud on how she turn out. I haven’t name her but I know she is a princess alright. This will be my commitment of posting more on my blog. See you soon, Love ya, Adal.
I’m sorry I haven’t been on. I have been creating in a different way and dabbing in my art just not everyday like I used to. I been trying to create a class in healing with art. I want to help others that feel they can’t paint that they really can. I felt that way before when I first started and spend a good amount of time thinking this way. I was thinking of doing it at my home and take them through a process of facing their fear of expressing oneself. It something I’m trying to put together and I’m wondering where do I start telling others about this amazing journey. What has been good so far is getting support from great people that encourage me to reach for that dream. I also know my family will support me 100% because that what we do for one another. Again I been away just a bit but I’m back to show you what wonderful work I been making and posting it up to encourage those to keep try to do what they love. Keep moving forward.
(These are my favorite pages of this book. On to the next book.)
I love this set because each page has two different colors. They compliment each other. I’m showing you the end of the book and there are few pages left. I have been playing with different ideas in making each pages. At that stage, I was adding another layer of paper to them which you can’t tell with these pictures. I wanted the paper to bleed through the color. Unfortunately, you really have to have the book with you and look closely to it in order to see it. All in all, I enjoy how I made each pages look different and how it didn’t look the same.
I been painting here and there lately. I do have some canvas painting I want to show you. I’m going to post it this coming week for you to see. I took a break from my art journal and concentrate on my canvas. If I keep at it, I would have to run to the store to get more. Now where to put the new ones. I have so much don’t know where to put them now, lol. I going to focus more on my art journal this weekend to see if it help me finish one of the pieces I working on. Enjoy your weekend!