Work: Journal pages
Music: Assorted Leonard Cohen and Applemusic radio using a Cohen song as the “base” for the songs it chose
Yesterday I had a day completely “alone” because DH has been away for work for two nights. In my upstairs studio I was working on some journal pages. I had added some paper to them, but still felt they needed more to be “finished.” These were pages on which I had done initial backgrounds, and then added cut/ torn paper and deli paper I had mono-printed with acrylic paint (using a gelatin plate) with patterns or colors. I felt that college layer still needed to be integrated with the background to make it feel like a unified creation and not just a few types of paper glued together. To integrate them I used acrylic paint to shade pieces to create depth and add color intensity. I also added some pieces cut from a magazine to the first of these three (the white dots on blue).
I went through a stack of (mostly home decor) magazines and was cutting out words which I save in a box for future art use. I also was looking for finishing touches for this piece. I cut these from an advertisement for bedding, and so they have angles from the graphic bedcover on the bed going over the edge that really accent the illusion of depth. I knew as soon as I set one “stripe” of dots on the surface that it would be a perfect accent.
The other two pieces I feel are still waiting for their “finishing” touches. I may need to start a folder of pieces from magazines with texture and pattern on them–I felt like I was finding good examples that I could use almost like paint. They were not objects to cut out, but stripes, or dots, or feathers from which I could cut shapes. I left them in the magazines for now, and I guess need to decide if it would behoove me to start a folder of them, or if I should just leave them to find again next time I page through magazines for collage material.