Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Journal Page

I played on another journal page last night. It's probably another example of what not to DO but it seems I continue to do the Don'ts! My favorite saying has always been, "DO as I say, not as I DO"!
I started this page a while back just playing with paint, I think it's all Twinkling H20's but I don't remember. Then a few nights ago I found this rose image I had torn from a gift box ( a gift from a Fairy, containing the most gorgeous china mug and matching coaster with this design on it) and decided before I lost it, I'd go ahead and glue it on. I was going to just leave it as it was. But, nope, because it was laying nearest to me I saw another piece of the copper thread laying there so I grabbed it glued it on and of course then needed to find a bird. I found a bird, added that and thought I was done. But, nope, it was still laying there last night and I wasn't happy with the bird and rose because the rose was just sort of floating in space which made no sense. So I got a tad of paint and added the teeny bit of stem and leaf and while doing that I discovered I had glued on the rose image and hadn't finished trimming the white away! Oh well, it was too late to fix that. I was searching through the piles of small stuff sort of looking for some old lace when I found the lady image and I liked her so she went on instead of lace; then I found the quote which seemed to belong so that went on, only when I was tearing around the edges I ripped off a 'I' by mistake. Glued it on anyway because I liked it! Then I decided I didn't like the single bird so found another bird and also added a little butterfly from a napkin. All in all, it's just a journal page not meant to be a great piece of fine art but I still hate it when something just refuses to please me! Sometimes it is a good idea to have a sort of design in mind and not just start putting down images, especially if it's a one of a kind image that you didn't make a copy of! So, I'm not unhappy with it, just not pleased. Oh, and I wanted matching birds but couldn't find another gross beak at all so the bluebird was the right size and on it went! This is another pocket journal page.

4 comments:

Diane said...

Star, I like your post :) and I completely relate to what you are talking about. Even if no one in the world is going to see it but me, I have to be happy with it. I like your journal page, and I love the colors--keep experimenting!!

Emelie said...

You made me laugh, I have a lot of trivia laying on my table that didn't seem right. I go through all of what you just said. It is humerous to read another's plight in art.

I certainly like the run and drip effect. Really a cool look.

I do reapairs a lot also, on a hard line I sometimes tear part of mypaper towel off that has the same colors and glue it on. It worked one time when I had to attatch a border to get the piece to it in a frame. It attatched easily because, I had painted on brown paper.
I cut up grocery bags sometimes and paint on those. I always think I have to keep practicing. Those pages also glue into a journal nicely. Sometimes I use the silver bobby pin top and bottom of page to hold the art.
I am a little yakky tonight. Emelie

I should post on my blog at night I would have more to say.

Laura said...

Boy I know just what you mean. For me, I can't get it right and I keep futzing with it (thats a technical term) and then if I'm not careful I futz too much and over do and have moosh! There is a fine line sometimes.

But meantime, I forgot about Twinkling H2O's! I must dig them up. You got me playing with my Portfolios all the time now, why not my Twinkling H2O's too?

Dragonlady said...

Hey, I love how this came out...

i love the music, thanks for introducing me to Basia Bulat, love her voine, she sounds somewhat like Tracy Chapman....
hugs
Brenda

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