I was so taken by my blogging buddy Alberta’s last piece of art (it really is so gorgeous!), that I went and had a look at One Powerful Hour. I have never taken part in any of their challenges before because I felt intimidated by the whole “creating art and ‘cleaning up after yourself’ in an hour” thing… but as I am now a bit tidier, and since my focus shifted recently more towards paints, I thought I could probably achieve something quite reasonable in an hour!
My “Inspirational Word” for 2010 is “BALANCE“. It was the decision I made at the turn of the year as my way forward. I am trying to retain my love of grunge and stamps, but also use more colours and less contrast – a little less of the bold as hell black and white doodles. I shouldn’t have to make my pages “shout out”, I could go deaf! After all, the art journals I am creating in are here in the same room as me!
It’s also interesting to see that I can create pages/spreads I like using different colour palettes. Green is far from my favourite colour, but mixed with yellow, it’s not half bad! I do like Olive green though – not sure if that’s because olives are so yummy though!
I think that’s enough about colours for one blog post. My artspace is pretty tidy too, so maybe that One Powerful Hour has already had a tiny psychological influence on me…