Tuesday, February 12, 2013

No More Excuses Update...

Each month in the No More Excuses "Under The Influence" class, there is a different artist to learn about.  We learn a little about the artist, and then do some work in our No More Excuses journal. 

January's artist was Hundertwasser.  I can't believe I didn't know about him!  His work is right up my alley!  Lots of bright colors and organic lines - so cool!

Here are my journal pages about Hundertwasser...

A little bit about him and some photos of his work.  He was both a painter and an architect.  I would love to see one of his buildings in person!
 

On the left I've studied his palette; and mixed in some quotes that give an idea of his personality and perspective as an artist.  On the right is a little page I created, using Hundertwasser's work as inspiration...
 



Here's my messy weekly page too...
 The air mail envelope was already there (each week has some sort of tip in - either a tag or an envelope).  I decided to collect stamps from the mail that week, and stick them on the front...

Inside the envelope I tucked the dictionary definition of the theme word for January - beginnings.

Thanks so much for visiting!  I appreciate it!

6 comments:

Marit said...

I can't believe you didn't know Hundertwasser... he is indeed just the right artist for YOU!!! He inspires me a lot and I cut up (parts of his) work (published in a magazine) to use as borders in my art journals... his use of colours is amazing!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

That artist is so up your alley... I am glad you discovered him through your class!! I love love love love your pages! I am LOVING that owl!!!!

Jessica Sporn said...

what Julie said! This is a wonderful post and I can just feel your creative juices flowing!

anne g-i said...

wow - very nice!!! love your owl!

Patricia Roebuck said...

Loved hearing about this artist and love how he inspired you! These pages are just so cool! I love how you saved the stamps and that owl!

Sharon Fritchey said...

Your pages rock, Michelle! I loved seeing how this artist and how much like your work his is!! And I love your inspiration page, too! I really like your "messy" page, too!!! So cool!