In my index card post, I slipped a couple of Summer of Color cards with pink and orange in them, not sure if my journal pages would be ready to show. Last night I had some time on the couch surrounded by art supplies, and combined with my girl-child now on a play date and my boy-child at rugby rep trials I have had the peace to finish and even get them photographed and uploaded!! :)
To find out more about Summer of Color you can come here to Kristin’s blog. :)
I decided to make a gelatin plate up earlier in the week and so I did some pink and orange prints to play with for this week’s challenge. I also did some prints directly into my art journal which worked superbly well. It is so hard to stop making prints and come back to real life and getting the children their dinner. I managed, unfortunately helped along when my plate broke up, I don’t know if I stuffed the recipe up, because my last ones have lasted much better, or if I was rougher in my haste to fit the printing in!
In any event, here is the first page I did this week.
I have been rereading my morning pages and this was part of something I had written and noted down in my list of insights. The initial background was a gelatine print and then journaling and more paint and layers added to it. For the most part it was a bit of an experience in mark making and different things I wanted to try.
On this page I saw her legs and dress first as well, on another gelatin print straight into my journal. The journaling reads: She is not always sure what she knows, but she knows. And she knows she knows. And that is sometimes enough. That is sometimes all she has. She knows. She knows. She knows.
The last page is in response to A LOT of toadstools and mushrooms I have been seeing at the moment (and some that look like they have come straight from outer space). Almost popping up overnight in front of me. As I was thinking about animal totems my mind wandered to plant and fungi totems wondering if there was a message in there for me.
This page is not yet finished because I have yet to google if there are even fungi totems and what that may mean. I was going to write the answer on the page, but I have run out of time for today! :) The journaling above the gelatin print mushrooms reads: Magic mushrooms – what does it mean that I keep seeing you in so many forms all around me or is it just the season?
I hope you are all having a fabulous weekend, I look forward to finding out what the new colours for Summer of Color are for next week! These were fun to play with, :)