The Evolution of An Art Journal Page

"Turn Your Face To The Sun And The Shadows Fall Behind You" (the Maori).  The background for this journal page was done as a practice piece in Joanne Sharpe's "Color Love 101" class in the fall of 2012.  It sat for a long time like this:


Then I finally got around to doing some embellishing of it with a Sharpie marker and a white Gelly Roll pen and it looked like this:




And now, many months later, I have finally finished it once and for all!  I turned it on its side and decided on the quote I wanted to use, which is one of my very favourites.  The face images are color photocopies of handmade face cabochons I molded in metallic silver Fimo years ago and had used in an ATC/ACEO card several years back.   I am very pleased with the overall end result and am thinking of entering this journal page in a competition.


6 comments:

Boo said...

Wow, it's amazing how the piece evolved. It's great! I love the addition of the faces.

Jane said...

Love it Joanna Banana!! Enter!! You should win!

Erin Fish said...

I love how you explain your step-by-step process. It encourages me to look back on "old" pieces with new eyes. Thank you! Love this piece!

Paula's Hang-up's said...

What a great job!

Joanna Grant said...

Thanks so much, ladies. It really is great to take a practice piece that has been sitting around for a while and finally have it find a home, if you will. The best advice I can give you is to just let the page be and don't fuss about finishing it. You will come back to it when it is right to. And then everything will just fall into place and you'll have it done in no time. Cheers, my friends! Joanna

Linda Kittmer said...

This is wonderful Joanna! I'm still slowly working through Colour Love 101...such fun!