Monday, December 27, 2010

It's Been Awhile....

All the excitement is over....all the craziness is behind us for another year. And I can get back to art again.

Yesterday I planned to spend time in the studio but then it just didn't work out so this morning I went straight there when I got up and I made myself do something....anything....just get something down on paper.

Since I never got around to choosing a word for this year I decided to start thinking about it before 2011 was here. The first word that popped into my head was focus. And since that's what I plan to do in 2011 I thought it would be a perfect word for me. I want to focus more on art and less on my blog. That's not to say I won't be blogging but it may only be once or twice a week.

So it seemed appropriate to do a journal page using my word....

I began by covering the page with phone book pages. Then a light coat of gesso. I began writing down my thoughts about focusing and just covered the page. Then I turned it sideways and printed the word focus all over the page. Then another layer of the word only this time I wrote it on a slant. I just wanted to create a background of pattern. The larger letters were stenciled and painted, and I found the eye online. Easy, simple, and got me going again.

Under the eye it says "keep your eye on your goal" and that's my plan. It's nothing new technique or anything....but it got my hands dirty and that's what I needed.

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday and that Santa was good to you.