Friday, September 25, 2009

I Am

This is a fairly new site called On The Wing, that is a place for all things art related. There was a recent journaling challenge that I decided to try. This challenge was to write a poem (just filling in blanks) then make a mini book and collage about the poem inside it; also, we were to make a watercolor background using salt.

This is my interpretation of that challenge:

The poem was actually harder than I thought. I got stuck on many lines but pushed myself through it. When I was finally done, I was actually surprised at many of my answers. I loved how this challenge pushed me out of my comfort zone and inspired me to try new things. You'll see the poem is typed out and placed on the shipping tag.

Above is the first inside page of my minibook. It was simply acrylic on graph paper. The words were stamped on white cardstock and then ripped and added to the book. They were words taken from part of the poem. The flower was outlined in charcoal.

This is the second (and final) page of my mini book. I'm not a religious person, but the mention and imagery of prayer flags has been popping into my life a lot lately. So I ended up finding a picture and plopping it into my book. After reading my poem, it was actually sounding like I was praying for something and thought it appropriate to paint the words "I pray" over the picture in acrylic.

And that's it for now! Thanks for looking and have a good weekend!


Linda said...

I really like the bright color scheme on this entry. And the love pennant is so pretty.

Leah said...

So beautiful! I love the wings attached to the tag!