30 July 2011

Art Journal - Commitment, I'm still hanging in there, Afth 10th Birthday

This prompt was all about Commitment - think Efemera wondering if we can all stay the 52 weeks. I had got quite far behind with this but I have another 2 in progress (taking ages to dry) and after that just two more catch ups until the next prompt post on Sunday. I used a dictionary definition from a 1950's dictionary and the meaning was all about committing a person to a place, a cause or to bind yourself to another page. Now the word commitment is constantly bandied about in terms of relationships and has now derivatives such as commitment-phobe. Oh dear wandering back into English teacher territory and I am still on holiday. I used a great deal of paint and Banana Frog's Paisley pattern stamps with more paint. I do love the dylusions paints and am beginning to run low on some colours.
The blue green background was one I had made a while ago when I was trying out ways to apply paint but I decided I did not like it and decided to act a coat of black paint.
I then stamped over the black and I was ready for my journalling - that is another thing that is running out - my white Sakura gelly roll pen which I always seem to reach for. Then I didn't like the dictionary definition left so pale so washed on some more paint.
 The Paisley Pattern just seemed to lend itself to journalling around and I added in some more lines. I'm not sure about anyone else but I never seem to create the page I had in my head to begin with - it just sort of evolves. I take so many pictures to remind myself of what I do so I can look back over the ones that do and don't work. Just noticed some of the photos are landscape but it makes it easier to see some of the journalling - at least that is my excuse and I'm sticking to it.

One last thing I wanted to remind people that Art from the Heart have 10th birthday celebrations coming up and have lots of fun taster sessions. (Lens Guy are you reading this, hint, hint...)


  1. Great page, love the journaling round the paisley shapes!

  2. Great pages. I love the way you have journaled around the Paisley pattern with a White pen, it looks wonderful.

  3. Great page. Love the journalling. My white pens never seem to work very well