Hey guys! What's up?
I know that it's been a while since my last post, but I've been trying to make time to do art in general. Since my weekend away from home, I kind of got out of the swing of things. However, now I'm back, hopefully for all of February. That's what I'm hoping for at least.
On Thursday, I gave blood for the very first time, through my school. I had a whole lot of fun doing it (though I don't think it was supposed to be fun), and I thought that it was a very interesting experience. It only took me a total of three minutes to give a pint of blood, and the lady who was doing it seemed surprised. Not sure what that means, but hopefully it's not a bad thing. XD
Anyways. I was inspired to do a page based around that concept. The fact that I did give blood.
I had a sort of idea in the back of my head that I wanted to come into fruition, but I could only BARELY see it in my mind's eye. What I had to end up doing was just starting in the first place, and not being afraid to mess up. Really, all that I had for the concept was the fact that I knew I wanted to use a lot of red, and I wanted to have the red drops coming down the page.
Even the heart was something that kind of came to me in the moment.
That's one of the things that I love about mixed media art. About art journaling in general. You don't necessarily have to know what you're doing before you do it. I know that, at least for me personally, the actual process of working actually prompts more ideas in my mind. Makes my vision clearer.
After every couple of layers, I get a few more ideas for the next few layers. That's just the way I like to work.