Wednesday, October 26, 2011
FrAgMENteD Journal Pages
Additional pages from my FragMENteD Journal.
Do you ever wish that you could create art like someone else? My FrAgMENteD self often sees other peoples art and wish that I could create like them. In reality I want my art to reflect who I am. Teesha Moore is the inspiration for this journal spread. I had something very specific in my mind when I think of Teesha's pages but when I looked at her journal page site I was reminded of the variety of art that she creates. Teesha's style has been copied many times before but I can always tell that it isn't actually her art. She often uses vibrant colors and doodles over the top of her collage and her figures are often composites.
I used my face as a starting point, after all this journal is about me. I added big lashes and rosebud lipstick. How do you think I look? I never wear mascara as I tend to rub my eyes a lot. I found these cute little tights with herringbone socks. I would wear this outfit (ok, maybe just for halloween) if I ever attained my ideal weight. Circular shapes in the American Craft Magazine caught my eye. A theme was developing without even thinking about it, which is the wonderful magic of working with collage. Call for entries describes all of the shows and magazines that I have submitted to. Yes I have been making art for years. This was fun! Now what style should I experiment with?
How many ways can I illustrate FrAgMENtaTioN using the same old face? The grid of squares represents order and precision to me. This only lasts so long and then life starts to fall apart. Ideas break away and are lost. It is hard to think. There is no organization. The world is gray. On the outside I may show a smile, while inside I am fragmented. Don't feel too sorry for me. I have a wonderful life, migraines are my challenge!
After seeing the above page my sister suggested I explore this idea using circles. The round shape reminded me of a warm, sunny and bubbly atmosphere. I suppose a person can be both FrAgMENteD and happy.
Sometimes a person shouldn't say everything that they are thinking.
Evidence of a checkered past with some flourishes, wink. This page isn't completed yet.