Hi everyone. Happy middle of the week.
Today I have a page for Wendy's Door and/or Arches challenge at Art Journal Journey. My page started with this sheet of leaf printed tissue paper I received from a non-blogging friend. I also found this pile of shrine style doors while cleaning through a bin of assorted paper items.
I started by using matte medium to attach my tissue paper, and then I used some watercolor paints to color the leaves (except the green one on the right which is a sticker-the very final thing I added to my page). I also used some various colored watercolor paints to splatter the background to give it some depth and detail.
I used a turquoise ink pad to color my shrine, and then I used a black Sharpie and some markers to add most of the decorations on it. The squirrel was stamped, and he didn't get added until I was almost finished in the page making process.
The shrine doors open, and inside this shrine I added this quote stamped piece of paper. My page still looked a little bland, and that's when I decided to stamp the acorns inside and add Mr. Squirrel on the outside of the shrine.
Isn't that what squirrels do, put away acorns in every little spot they can find?
And to wrap up my post, here's a few more photos from my visit to deCordova Sculpture park that I mentioned in my last post.
These next photos are of a piece that reminded me of lava flowing, but the artist was much more clever than I am. The long form was representative of artist's models lounging on a chaise. The rock was the symbolic weight of staying still and posing and of so many male artists wanting the female form in this seductive and less dominant position.
I could see when I stepped back and after I had read the blurb about the statue.
But I l also love the lava looking effect of this piece up close.
Next are some colorful pieces based on a Greek myth of how original people formed after one proto-human was torn in 2 to become male and female.
And much less abstract in the design, I like this ball(?) catching goose statue. I'm not sure what the ball represents; I think maybe a wandering golf ball or perhaps a miniature earth. I'd like this one for my garden though.
And how about this next photo's stealth statue? Smile. I wonder what had been there. Or was the marked spot the point of the empty space?
And finally for today, a piece which represents something the world could use more of right now.
Hope your week is going well. And thanks for visiting.