Friday, November 30, 2012

Elements Workshop: Earth...

Happy Friday everyone!  My Book of Days page for November 26th, is a continuation of the "Elements" workshop, that I am taking over at Wild Soul Arts.  This time I am contemplating my connection to the earth...


I have to admit I am thrilled with how this one turned out.  The background is a tissue paper collage, covered with Golden Fluid acrylic in Van Dyke Brown.  The leaves are painted with gesso, and filled in with more Golden Fluids mixed with a little gesso to make them more opaque.  The hand is a happy accident.  I wanted to paint a hand right on the page, but I was afraid, so I sketched it on a scrap of an art supply catalog first.  I ended up liking it so much I just cut it out and glued it right on!  Now I love how the catalog page adds an extra element of pattern, that I wouldn't have had if I had used paint for the hand. 

One of the most important things I am learning through the process of completing an art journal spread every single day; is to trust the process.  I don't have to have an idea of what I want to do, in order to start a page.  I just start painting, or collaging or writing or anything, and the ideas and feelings form during the process.  It's an amazing bit of magic, I think!

Thanks so much for visiting!  I will see you again tomorrow!!!



7 comments:

Sharon Fritchey said...

I love how you connect to the earth in these gorgeous art journal pages, Michelle!

dawn said...

WOW WOW WOW!! This is gorgeous, love that background!! Way to go on the hand, it turned out GREAT!! This whole page makes me happy! Thanks so much for sharing with us and doing a great job at keeping up. Happy Friday!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwww!! This is AMAZING!!! I loveeeeeeeeeee the colors and those leaves from the hand!! And that quote is fab!!!

Marjie Kemper said...

Oooh lah lah!!!!!!! Love it! Seriously? Love it~

ReneeInLA said...

I really love this one, Michelle! I'd want to frame it!

Linda said...

Michelle this is SOOOO beautiful in every way!

Teddi said...

i am quite fond of this art journal page! well done. :)