I used the colors red and orange to symbolize the colors of "fire", as Adele sings of a fire starting in her heart. And I painted a girl's face, saddened in a way that most of us have surely felt one time or another. I added the gold birds (perhaps doves) flying upwards from her broken heart to symbolize that she herself could turn her own sorrow into gold, perhaps forgiving.. perhaps letting go... therefore breaking free from her pain, and moving on to find a renewed sense of peace about it all.
I've drawn faces ever since I was a kid, just in pencil, but painting is a whole new ballgame for me. For the face on this layout, I used a combination of acrylic paints, colored pencils, and markers. I need lots of practice in shading, proportion, technique... in ALL that stuff, I know! But all that considered, I'm just happy to learn as I go!.. And what a great song to work with!
Here are just a few other art journal pages I've done most recently... For my Mind.Body.Soul journal, I made this, using paper doilies for angels!
In my Book of Days Journal, I painted and lettered this spread, as prompted by Patty, at TANGLES and STUFF.
I also did these pages, in my Book of Days, pulling myself up after a couple of days feeling the blues, and having all kinds of fun with pinks, yellows, greens... hearts, flowers, etc., etc.! The words are inspired from THIS POST at Mountain Rose Studio.
And that's about all I have time to show today, folks!.. I want to share more projects soon, hopefully in a day or two... BOTH scrapbook and crochet! Today was a busy one, and I'm just looking forward to winding down now for the evening, maybe catch some t.v., or maybe read a good book!... Honestly, HOW does the weekend always fly by so fast as it does?!
Wishing everybody a great week ahead,
and thanks so much for stopping by!