Thursday, February 7, 2013

Heart Investigation 1.1: Cherish

Hello people. I'm back with you guys again today, with some more hearts on yet another art journal page. I have officially decided that I am going to continue working with this shape until I've thoroughly exhausted all of my options. I'm not going to freak out if I don't do hearts one day, but I do think it would be interesting to try to explore it in as many ways possible.

I had actually started this page a few days ago, when I was trying to work with the idea of an entirely blue page, for my 52 Sparks page. However, I got frustrated with it, and completely abandoned the idea. Today, I came back to it with a fresh mind and began where I left off. And I'm glad that I did.

I had to add a bunch of layers in order to be able to get myself to a point where I was happy with the result. Layer after layer after layer. Stamping, collage, and paint. I also used chalk pastels, oil pastels, and sharpies to doodle into the background. Something that I really enjoy doing is taking markers and just doodling a layer. 

It's not what the majority of my pages are made up of; not like some people. However, I do like the way it looks underneath layers of paint and collage. Just a bit unique and different. Something that I quite enjoy.

Here you can see some of the book text that I used on this page. Actually, I use book paper on most of my work. I have an old dictionary that I got from a thrift store, which I simply pull pages out of whenever I need them. They are awesome for collage, and also for monoprinting, when I do that. 

Something that I've really liked seeing in my work however, is the development of my own personal style. It's something that takes a lot of time to come up with, and I'm quite proud of what I've been able to accomplish on my own. I love it. I like to think, personally, that if someone was to see my work, they would be able to tell that it was mine.

Though I'm not quite sure that I'm exactly to that point yet, I look forward to the day when I am. That's one of the things that every artist dreams of, and being even remotely close to that is amazing. Anyways. Thanks for visiting guys! It's greatly appreciated, and I hope to see you guys tomorrow! Bye everyone.


  1. This is a lovely page! The colors are beautiful and I like the use of book pages too, it gives pages a depth and interest ;D

  2. I really like the book pages & like a little doodling layer myself. Your blue piece looks strong & present and full of power.

  3. That's beautiful! I love blue and hearts, you've combined a couple of my favorite things. Very pretty!

  4. smashing spread. Annette x Happy PPF

  5. Love the spread, blue is one of my fave colours

  6. Fun to see all the detail! Enjoy the process, I enjoyed the end product! HPPF!

  7. Good job, looks like some fun was had!!

    Hugs Giggles

  8. Love the cherish theme of your page and doing it in shades of blue really captured the emotion. Love this. HPPF!

  9. It is fascinating to see our style develop isn't it! Or experiment and try other styles on for size. Gorgeous pages!


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