Ever since my health toppled over unexpectedly in two shakes of a lamb’s tail at the end of June and I began feeling apprehensive about the weekends, for the most part because there’s a lot of free time to go over with a fine tooth comb everything I’m feeling. Today was one of those days, I haven’t been doing so well since last night and woke up with a horrible migraine. My Friday routine is to take out all my art boxes and dive into a project. I wanted to make something cheerful and happy using all the new things I got recently from the market. The large selection turned out to be overwhelming and I overemphasized the design I was working on. I tore up the page and started all over again after working on it for an hour. Mixed media winded up being not the easiest to work with. Because there’s a lot of texture involved, it’s a challenge to make it blend well with background washes and colors. I guess what I’m trying to say is that it doesn’t mix well easily compared to drawings. When you’re sketching you have command over what elements you want to create but when the texture is already there, you need to make sure whatever you mix it with is going to fit. Sometimes the shades are wrong, the textures are different or everything can’t simply sit neatly next to each other. Let’s just say I put my Tacky Glue to good use today. Didn’t turn out as marvelous, tremendous or exceptionally dazzling as I wanted but not too shabby either. It’s funny how no one can define when Art Journaling ends exactly (there’s always the fever-stricken condition of “One more dot! One more scribble! Just one more- one more!!”. Anyway, that’s it for now.
Enjoy the weekend :]