Let Go of Things That No Longer Serve

I’ve been experimenting more and more with collage and altered images. This was created in my art journal, but now I wished I’d had the foresight to know I’d like it so much that I’d want to hang it on the wall.

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Under the Sea

Do you have a plan when you sit down for some creative time? I usually don’t. This time, however, I knew I wanted to use this fish stamp. My first inking though, was upside down. That’s the silver fish. Since it’s one of my art journals, it’s a little hard to throw out. I was challenged to come up with an idea. What to do? Give her a mate and have them pucker up. (I drew in the pucker.) The rest of the page just flowed (pardon the water pun) after that. I think my favourite part is the glossy bubbles.

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Is It Crap?

Funny thing about art. It’s subjective. That’s why, I think, it takes so much courage to be an artist. You confront the blank page with colour and line and say here. Here is what I think is beautiful/cool/interesting/uplifting/inspiring/worthy. Someone else will look at that exact same piece and say, ‘that’s crap.’ I looked at the piece below that I created in my art journal and said  it: crap. I started off experimenting with some ideas, hated them, and then kept trying to ‘fix’ it with what turned out to be many layers of, well, layers.

Here’s the funny thing. A few people (not everyone, mind you) have looked at this page that I think is crap and shared that it’s one of their favourites. WHAT?? So I ask you, do you love it or hate it? Indulge my curiosity. Take my poll below and weigh in. No hard feelings, I promise.

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Best Friend Therapy

I just love these faces. Don’t they look like BFFs? Is there anything a BFF can’t fix? They’re your go-to gal, your pick-me-upper, your even-when-I-hate-myself-I-know-I’m-loved bestie. Yea for girlfriends!

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Materials: Dylusions spray inks, Joggles stencil, Faber-Castell Big Brush markers, Gelatos & Artist Black pens, Signo white pen, Derwent Inktense pencils, matte medium, moulding paste, Dina Wakley (bird) stamps