Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Diary of an Artist
I'd like to share my first page with my friends. I call it my "Inner Eye". I started with the paper, embellishing it with Copic marker, paint and a googly eye. I love Piet Hein's poem about life's ultimate question. To put a personal stamp on the poem, I placed my painted handprint onto the page and printed the poem onto it. It reads, "I'd like to know what this whole show is all about before it's out." Another googly eye gives it a searching feel, don't you think?
My bit of self-discovery came about when I colored and added the dancer. Me? I am a great dancer--in my chair. Rarely do I get up onto the dance floor-let's face it, I have two left feet!! And I didn't color her in modest shades, but brilliant colors, and many of them. The ultimate clue to my secret dancer came when I added the feathers and I thought to myself, "There I am!" Who would have thought?!
I finished off the page with some doodling in black and white, and had to add a bit of bling with a few scattered sequins.
I don't know yet if I'll post the rest of my pages. After all, it is my diary of sorts. But I urge everyone out there to let your creativity flow onto your own diary. You never know what you might discover!