Wednesday, June 18, 2014

waste not

When there's paint left on the palette, it gets used somehow even if only on cheap watercolor paper to be used somewhere else ~ another journal page, creating a book or backgrounds for collage. In squiggling paint lines on three watercolor papers that had black paint rolled onto it, I decided to let that squiggle energy go to the journal spread. Over the random desktop collage (images found, literally, laying around on my work table), in and around other paint strokes. After another layer of collage with the finishing touch of matte medium mixed with a hint of Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold, which pulled all the elements together nicely, the spread was perfect for writing with a dip pen.
Sometimes, an artist's inspiration is found in playing with the scraps.

Taking that Squiggle Energy to the next level.

Elements grounded in Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold and ready for ruminations and illuminations.

1 comment:

Ruth said...

Everything you touch becomes imbued with magic.