Monday, March 26, 2012

dark journal

These journal pages are in my "Dark Journal." This is an old repurposed ex-library book that I picked up in a library sale. The title of the book is "Cruelly Murdered" and it is about a grotesque murder that happened in England in 1860 and an investigation into who could have done it. The book is full of accounts, and photos and maps and plans, and I knew the minute I saw it at the library that it would be a perfect book to use as a "dark journal" for darker art journalling moments. I decided that I didn't really want darker and more personal art pages in my normal journals.

These pages are all mixed media with acrylic paint, collage, black Pitt artist pen, gesso, chalk pastel, souffle pens, sharpies. The eyes are my own drawing and painting.


teri said...

I love the sort of gothic feel of this. Is it meant to be dark in color, in theme, or altogether?

Mixed Media Martyr said...

Teri, I meant dark in theme - it came from Juliana Coles "extreme journalling" methods. She uses themes for the journals that you do to help you explore journalling on a deeper level. I thought it would be a journal of the night, and murder, and monsters - but I would be thinker on a deeper level as I journalled of personal themes and issues. These personal themes and issues would be encoded and hidden into the theme of the journal!

Dani Cristina said...

I loved your art!!! :)