Sunday, November 4, 2012

Fall Fearless and Fly:Challenge Three

For the third challenge of the Fall Fearless and Fly Challenge over at Artists in Blogland I chose to use the color prompt of black and white. I've always thought that nothing in life is ever just black or white. There's never a clear answer, always another side to the story. There's always comprise somewhere in between. I thought Billy Joel's  'Shades of Grey' lyrics fit in well with my personal thoughts. I mixed black and white acrylics to make gray for the background layer and then smashed some black and white paint around with my fingers. The next layer I did some stenciling and stamping, then a layer of torn scrapbook papers and the printed quote and finally some washi tape.
And, catching up with the second challenge.....
I chose the quote prompt for the second challenge as well. I do love quotes! I've used my own photo of a flock of geese and edited it to include the quote.
My first artistic love is photography. I'm a self-taught amateur photographer who mostly just aims and shoots hoping for a little serendipity in the results. My wild goose chases often take me down country roads in the pursuit of photographic opportunities - an old barn, a barbed wire fence,  a wildflower or two, a deer and even wild geese.
While out recently taking photos of the fall foliage I heard the honking of the geese but didn't know the direction they were flying. I stepped out from under the tree I was under taking leaf shots just in time to look up and catch this image of the geese flying about 400 yards away. A lovely moment and a perfect subject for the second Fall Fearless and Fly Challenge.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween

I'm pretty happy with these pages except for one small/large mistake. Little Dracula's face got distorted by the dots underneath. While it bothers me it also gives him a more menacing look.
Above is a set of Halloween ATC's. I enjoyed making these with some scrapbook paper, washi tape, and stickers.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Witchy Woman

I had bought a K&Company Halloween Mat Pad and a package of die-cut vellum embellishments. The above is the result of putting some of that together in my journal. I'm really liking the right hand side and how the colors came together.
My apologies if you don't care for the song but leave with it in your head. :)

Linking to Art Journal Everyday.

Friday, October 12, 2012

My Escape

Journaling Complete!
My previous post shows just the background before the journaling and final embellishments were added.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Ready for journaling!
I started out with an entirely different idea for these pages. I had glued down the purple paper and some green paint to use as a background for some Halloween embellishments. I was not satisfied with how it was going to look so I started going through my box of empherema and found the square stickers that fit the color palette and stuck them down and then used two colors of coordinating paint to do the circles. Another set of  stickers included the word 'escape' in purple so it too was smashed on the page. Now it's time to journal some thoughts.
This is far from the picture in my head when I started but I love how it turned it.