I have been finding myself following a sort of pattern when it comes to my pages. The first page is often a collage or full page image of sorts (to help cover the bleed-through of the previous page – this particular notebook has rather thin/somewhat transparent pages) while the second page is done directly on the notebook page it’s self. I’m loving the results…
This page (page one) is so lush – the colors denote Autumn in it’s fullest, richest jewel-toned days, with fading greens, crimson, ivory, and ebony. The fallen leaves and feathers from the migrating birds mix in an ethereal dance and the spicy, woodsmoke air hints at the much colder days to come that will be spent cuddled and wrapped in cozy layers. Obviously, this image sparked a sort of poetic train of thought, and thus had to be kept safe somewhere dear to me.
Page two is a mushroom terrarium. I drew the ink black terrarium right on the page and then drew and shaded the darling mushrooms on a piece of card-stock that I set right “into” it’s case. Being the rather amateur mycologist that I am, I find mushrooms to be a delightful subject for my pen, pencil, watercolors and whatnot. There is something so soothing and meditative about doing the color-work on my pieces (as my beetle would attest to).
Namaste ~ Ella
Get Messy is an art journal challenge where a gang of crafty vixens are sharing art journal pages we have created to practice our skills and push past our creative limits with hopes to inspire. We share our pages without restraint every week, and once a month we create around a prompt. Go check out these crazy talented ladies who are creating pages who each have a unique perspective and style. We will be sharing our work around social media so follow the hashtag #getmessyartjournal.