Hi Music Scrappers,
My name is Dave Erdmann..I was finishing up my latest cd and needed some "artwork" for the sleeve. I found a wonderful fiber artist artist named Sharon Wheat www.sharonwheat.com ...
I was mesmerized by her work and started digging a bit to find more.....Somehow a link called "Scrapping The Music" popped up and while skimming the site I noticed a series of "challenges" for the participants....Find some inspiration in music and throw that on a visual image..fascinating....Real people, real emotion and creation for the sake of the artistic process......
I am a songwriter and I am inspired by people that "Try Everyday".... The inspiration for the attached video was the "saga" of America's most decorated alpine skier Bode Miller. He has been up & down, criticized, judged....through it all, he has persevered. He was deemed "washed up" and all but dismissed by his coaches, peers and the US ski federation.. Then last season he crushed the competition on Americas toughest downhill ski course The famed "Birds of Prey" in Colorado.
How cool is that? Check out his video:
To see what the other designers made, and find out more about Transistor Rodeo, click here to go to the challenge! We would love to have you play along with us!!!
Here's the journal page I made that was inspired by "Try Everyday..."
Here's how the page looked with just the first light coat of gesso on it...
I'm sorry I didn't have time to take photos of the process, but here it is in a nutshell...
I thought it would be a good time to experiment with some Stabilo water soluble pastel pencils that I haven't used much to lay down the stripes of color, but I found out that they don't work well at all over gesso, so I went with inktense pencils; and those things are indeed inktense!!! If you want a vibrant set of watercolor pencils these are indeed the ones to get! I used them for all of the color in the background except for the very top where I wanted it to drip. The blue and purple are Color-Shine sprays.
The word "art" is painted with gesso, and the word "everyday" is hand-drawn and cut out of dictionary paper. The bird is a print-out of a sketch I did awhile ago. I just cut him out and pasted him down with white glue.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask!
P.S. I just got this book in the mail today and it looks fabulous! Lots of tips and techniques by various art journalers and their styles are all different. Very fun!
her blog here.
I hope you are having a super groovy week my friends! I can't believe it's Friday tomorrow already, can you? Eek!
Thanks for visiting!