Crazy or inspired?

I wrote recently that I had made peace with the fact that art journalling can be about merely putting pencil, pen, paint to paper and keeping your words, emotions, etc. private, hidden, or even off the page… Here’s what I painted yesterday, in my Long Tall Skinny Journal that I made with Julie Prichard in the Supernova class. I only have one or two pages left unpainted, but I know I can soon make another journal, so I am not too worried!

This was paint over collage, inspired by Tam, from Willowing. She has become rather taken with this technique and it appealed to me, so I tried it out.  Here’s the finished piece, just worked on with pencils and pens and actually, I have journalled around her, in very small writing, but significant! It’s about DH’s reaction to her – he thought it was like seeing a face though a hole and he didn’t like the crazy hair… 😉

Just face it!

I think the colourway, being experimental for me, was influenced – subconsciously – by Matisse images I had seen earlier in the day… I like the colours though, and the addition of blues and yellows to the face is something I might have been able to learn, but it’s more fun to experiment sometimes, isn’t it?

I need to link this to Theme Thursday’s “Crazy” and also to a wonderful post – The Everything Book! – by Julie Fei-Fan Balzer… of  Art Journalling Every Day fame.

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  1. Yvonne

     /  February 18, 2011

    Love it, Rosie!

  2. Inspired or crazy that face of your lady is powerful and vibrant.
    All your pages I can see here are full of life and fascinating.
    Hugs Anja

  3. love all that crazy hair! your piece is wonderful!

  4. A wonderful crazy lady, Rosie

  5. I love the wild and bright orange hair! I can barely tell that there is collage underneath the painting.

  6. I love the orange hair… I like images of ‘hot’ women! Painting over collage… aaahhhh… I have time on my side next weeks and I will add it to my list of “this is what I want to try/do in my free month” (the list is quite long already… but FUN!) Enjoy the weekend my dear!

  7. oh my GOD! GORGEOUS!!!!

    not crazy – heavenly!!!


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