Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Love is Everywhere...

Hey there my friends!  How goes it?  I hope you are having a good week!  I have a Book of Days spread to share with you today from last Monday - February 12th.

It was fun how this spread happened.  I was just playing around with layers and backgrounds, and when I got this far, Michael came in the room and saw what I was doing...
 and right away he said he saw a figure with long legs dancing!  He pointed her out, and then I saw her too, and I also saw her holding hands with another figure, although you could only see some shorts and long legs of the second one.  Do you see them?

 So I did a little work to pull them out into the foreground, and this is how the page turned out...
The layers on this page go like this:

stenciling with dylusions spray ink
more gesso scraped on with a credit card
dictionary paper
Color Magic acrylic ink scribbles and drips
red tissue paper heart
a little red acrylic paint around the edges
details put in with poster paint pens
Journaling (lyric) typed, printed and pasted on the top

Experimenting is so much fun!  I had no idea where I was going with this page, and I love how it seemed to have a mind of its own.  Maybe it's my subconscious at work?  Hmmm.... something to ponder.

In other news, I just signed up for Joanne Sharpe's "Letter Love 101" course.  I've heard rave reviews about it, and I love lettering, so I'm excited to see where it takes me!  I will keep you posted on that.

Thanks for visiting my friends!  I will be back tomorrow with another update. 


Sharon Fritchey said...

So cool how you "saw" the figures of long legs dancing and went with it! I love this page. Your expressions and creativity always inspire me, Michelle! Your pages are so full of love and wonder!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

LOVING that he saw them and then you went with it!!!! VERY COOL!! I loveeeeeeee how it turned out!!! FABULOUS!!!

Marit said...

It can only be a good sign if there is dancing people in your subconcious ;) LOVE this spread!!

Jessica Sporn said...

Bravo to your husband for seeing them! I have to confess that I didn't, but then when I saw the finished spread -- of course they were there! Lovely, lovely spread. Is that the two of you dancing together? Love it. Makes me happy. P.s. every time I visit, I want to ask you if you would consider turning off the comment verification. Do you get a lot of spam otherwise? xoxo

Michelle Gautreaux said...

that is adorable, love your work gal - as always!!

Marjie Kemper said...

Love how you found those long legged people in the drips!

Trece said...

So excited to read that you are taking Joanne's class. I hope it'll be on my schedule this year!

dawn said...

aawww I love that your hubby was a part of this page. Maybe he will do this more often. I love these long legged people and the background is amazing! Thanks for the list of what you did on the page. Beatufiul page!

have fun in your new class, I can just imagine your writing/lettering getting even better. This class is on my wish list too.