Wednesday, October 22, 2008

riding the highs and lows of life

This is a journal page with a host of ephemera underneath. There is a bad lotto ticket, courier stickers, magazine cuttings, stamp, Starbuck's pamphlet, etc. I painted over them all with acrylic paint leaving little bits to peek through, then I drew over the page with sharpies.
This isn't the entire page because my scanner isn't quite big enough for the journal that I am using! I keep saying to myself that I will keep my art smaller on the page when I do it...but I never remember.
I am busy working at the moment, but I am trying to keep my creativity going with little snatches of art. It is a long weekend here in Hawkes Bay this weekend. We have Friday off for Hawkes Bay day and Monday off for Labour Day, and it is the tradition in our family to go along to the Hawkes Bay A&P Show (Agricultural and Pastoral!!). We will walk and walk and walk around hundreds of exhibits (when hardly any of them really interest us!), we will watch the kids on the side show rides (and watch our money ride off with them!), we will eat hotdogs and candyfloss, and we will get sunburn even though we drench ourselves in cancer society sunscreen lotion. Aaaaaah! And yet I am looking forward to it as usual!!
I will take my camera with me and try and get some shots (even if they are just arty ones!) to put up on my blog.
If I am lucky I will get some time for some art on the weekend too!!!!!!!!


Crafty Green Poet said...

I like the way you've worked the ephemera into this piece, great idea!

Margaret said...

cool piece! A&P show fab fun, enjoy, enjoy!!

Joanie Hoffman said...

You've caught the mood swings very well. The colors, the pictures, the layers. There's alot to see here. Happy days,

patri oliveira said...

This is amazing! I love this journal page!


Litchi said...

Followed your link via Collage with Claudine ( where I lurk shamelessly) and I have to say, I just love your style!
I'm a beginner myself, and am struggling to achieve a look that I really like. This is the kind of thing I want to be able to do- inspirational!