This is the page that I did yesterday. I saw this line somewhere on tumblr, so I take no credit for that. (Not sure if I should add more colour to the butterflies or not.)
Both this one and the previous page were gessoed. I am learning the process and quite enjoying. The only downfall is that gesso and some paints smell funny and this is not a good thing as I develop headaches easily from weird smells.
This is my very first mixed media page in my art journal! I got so excited when I got my Amazon order that I had to try some of those things immediately. I put masking tape around the edges of the page to prevent ink and paint from leaking into other pages and when I took those off they had some much lovely ink on it that I wanted to use them. So I stuck them (as well as extra paint on my stencil) to this “blank page” in This Is Not a Book.
I am really happy with the result!
p.s. I put waxing paper between the pages to prevent them from sticking to each other. Just in case. Because every time I touch the paper my fingers get dirty, so I decided to make sure nothing gets smeared. =\
Art Journal – part 1 (pages from March)
Besides Keri Smith’s “This Is Not a Book” I also have a Moleskine that I use for doodling whatever comes to my mind and also experimenting with media.
Originally written: SEPTEMBER 10, 2013
“Kill Your Darlings” is a 2013 American biographical drama film written by Austin Bunn and directed by John Krokidas. The story is about the college days of some of the earliest members of the Beat Generation (Lucien Carr, Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs, and Jack Kerouac), their interactions, and the killing in Riverside Park in Manhattan, New York City.
My luck was back today as I got to see Kill Your Darlings with Daniel Radcliffe. The start time was at 6.30om at Roy Thompson Hall. Seeing as yesterday the rush line was enormous for August: Osage County I didn’t really have much hope.
Originally written: SEPTEMBER 9, 2013
“Dom Hemingway” is a 2013 British-American black comedy–crime drama film directed and written by Richard Shepard.
Originally written: SEPTEMBER 7, 2013
“Only Lovers Left Alive” is a 2013 internationally co-produced vampire film written and directed by Jim Jarmusch, and starring Tilda Swinton, Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska, Anton Yelchin, Jeffrey Wright, Slimane Dazi, and John Hurt.