Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Two More "3 Hearts" Journal Pages...

I'm really enjoying thinking about the subject of the 3 Hearts workshop I'm taking.  It's so complicated when you think about it - what parts of yourself do you share with the world, what parts do you only share with close friends and family, and what parts do you keep to yourself?

I can see myself adding to this journal, page by page for a long time to come.

Here are my latest two pages...
 This one is a title page for the first section of the journal.  The background is layers of acrylic paint over gesso.  I made the shadow of the woman by cutting out a figure from a magazine, and using it as a mask. The scallopy border is a Tim Holtz stamp; the hearts are a handmade stamp, and the "heart I share" words are written with a fine paint brush and india ink.

 Thinking about the heart I share with the world, this line from "Losing My Religion" came to mind...
It's an ode to relationships that I have jumped into too fast (in the past - this is not recent), and then realized that I shouldn't have opened myself up to that person so much.  Ever have that feeling? It's not about putting walls around your heart or anything, it's just that I've learned over time to take it slow with new friendships, until you know what you are getting into. 

The background on this one is gesso; then turquoise and lime shiva paint sticks, with a thin piece of napkin collaged over the top in places.  Then I placed the word stickers on top and covered it all up with black gesso.  I pulled the letter stickers off right away to expose the background layers. Super fun and easy!

If you want to check out the "She Had Three Hearts" workshop, click here for more info.

Alrighty, I guess that is about it for today.  I wish you a wonderful Wednesday my friends!  Thanks for visiting, and I will see you back here soon!

10 comments:

dawn said...

WOW, these are amazing!! Thank you so much for sharing these with us!

Love the letting on both!! FUN!
Love the titles and thoughts you shared.
LOVE THE STITCHING
LOVE THE COLORS ON BOTH, FUN
LOVE EVERYTHING.

I really would love to watch you create a page Michelle, the way you add layers and collages, words is amazing and always fun to see.
Maybe you could do a video one day for us or for your new class (hint, hint)

Thanks again for sharing!

Marit said...

Especially the last one is AMAZING Michelle! I love the big, colored lettering against the black - and those words are so true! I know the feeling.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are AWESOME!!!! Of course now I have the REM song stuck in my head... lol :)

Nathalie Kalbach said...

I love your artjournal pages- they are always so true, colorful and beautiful!

Linda said...

These are both such wonderful collages-love how you lettered them both! Soon as I saw the words on the second one before even seeing the little "REM" below it I had that song starting in my head :)

Hadiyah Shabir said...

Both of the pages are BRILLIANT!!!!! Love the colours!! Love the lettering!!!! And now the song is stuck in my head. Beautiful pages!
I am a twelve year old wo just made a new blog and would love for you to drop by and give your opinion about my page.

www.anartisticheart.blogspot.com

A definite follower

Jessica Sporn said...

Two gorgeous pages. I would love to take this workshop one day... Have so much going on right now but someday!

Sharon Fritchey said...

Such amazing work, Michelle! Your art journal pages are fun and fabulous!!!!!

Marjie Kemper said...

These are both great, but I totally adore the REM page.

Chel said...

I really love these. I love art journaling that's from the raw soul, do you know what I mean? It takes on a special "wow" quality!