Monday, 3 March 2014

Hearts and Clowns - Journal 52 - Mixed Media Monday

Good Afternoon Friends! I hope you have had a great week since I checked in last. I have been keeping busy here, and should have some photos to share on Friday.

But today, I have two pages from my Art Journal to share.
I did these as part of the challenges happening over at Journal52. Where we get a different prompt challenge each week. I'm a bit behind, and have 2 more challenge weeks to catch up on. But here are my pages for Weeks 6 and 7...

Week 6's Challenge was "Love Letters"

I immediately envisioned a large envelope with lots of hearts flying out of it! So I went about putting that thought onto the page:

 I used paints and water to make a semi water-coloured pink background. I Sketched my envelope, and added script text stamping, and postage mark stamps on my background, to add to the letter theme. Coloured my envelope in with Gelatos and Big Brush markers, cut out my hearts with some book text, and coloured them the same, and outlined them.
 I was going to find a quote about love letters to put on the page, 
but I couldn't find one I liked, so just left it as is.

Week 7's Challenge was "When I grow up"

I struggled with this one, and didn't know what to do for the theme. I decided to start with just a blank face, and try and build from there. Well after that, I came up with the idea to create a 'Pierrot' clown. In completion, I felt the character looked quite forlorn compared to the zany outfit. I tried to find a quote to express the contrast of the happy clown facade we put on, especially as adults, compared to the (sometimes) opposing reality. So I just made up my own quote to tie-in the theme.

 I kept my background simple, just painting through a arrow/triangle stencil, 
and doodling around them when the paint dried.

So, there are my two pages for weeks 6 and 7 of Journal 52, and that's it for this weeks Mixed Media Monday. I hope you liked seeing them, and I hope you have a great new week! Thanks so much for stopping by!


brenda said...

Morning Annmaree,

Two great pages, you really did capture your ideas perfectly on the first and the added text to the hearts draws the eye.

And it the vivid colours of the second that really appeals to me.

Thanks for taking the time to visit me, have a good week.

B x

May said...

Fabulous pages Annmaree...Love the hearts flying from the envelope FANTASTIC....Love the clown face & sentiment...the colours are amazing...Brilliant work... Hugs May x x x

michelle hodges said...

OMG! Girl these are amazing and so creative!!
gorgeous work!!
You are rockin the mixed media!!
I love how you drew the clown face!! Love the heart out of the envelope so cool and so fun!!
Sounds like a fun group challenge!

MagsB said...

These pages are both fabulous! I love the hearts flying out of the envelope, what a great idea! And the clown (and the sentiment) really speak to me, too: it's sometimes hard to maintain the facade.

Your beautiful colours are so vivid and cheerful, too!

love Mags B x

Jules said...

Hi Annmaree

Sorry .. . I am a whole week behind .. .. but here at last!

Great pages again.

Love the hearts of course but the words you have added to the clown page make that special too. Very deep thinking!

I hope you had a lovely weekend.

Love Jules xx

Cassandra C. said...

Hi Annmaree,
It's been a little while since I've visited. I love your envelope with all the hearts bursting forth. I hope you're doing well.

Have a great day!