When color leads the way, the soul cannot protest. This thought kept playing through my mind as I made my cover for the journal 52 project. An artist friend of mine told me about the project and encouraged me to take part. More information here (you can join at any time): Journal52 is a FREE yearlong art journaling workshop to keep you inspired and creating all of 2014! To learn more details, visit Journal52.com.
Yesterday I began working on the cover. My original idea was to add patina to the aluminum foil via liver of silver, but I had overlooked one minor detail: Aluminum foil has no other metals for the liver of sulphur to react with. So. . .I scrapped that idea after stinking my house up good with the liver of sulphur. Time for Plan B. I decided to paint the foil with acrylics, then use alcohol and distress inks, paint pens and embellishments to create a fantasy land.
The creative process allows us to be our authentic selves – raw, unedited and magnificent. There are no mistakes, you can’t do this wrong. Everything that emerges onto the page is meant to be. The process allows for personal growth, self-compassion and self-care. So each creation is more than just a simple drawing, painting, poem or song. You are giving birth to yourself. DRAW THEM. . .