IT IS A SORRY DAY INDEED – I have spent most of the day hunting for another suitable ‘replacement’ for my new art journal project without much joy. A pet hate of mine is how manufacturers make beautifully covered books with sh*!$@ paper in them – WHY BOTHER! Anyone who appreciates & is prepared to pay for a nice journal book usually ALSO wants nice paper……..URGGH! I am over it………….I have bought large sheets of my evergreen fav……Fabrico Artistico watercolour paper & will make my own book – I can’t go wrong with this – (I have tried ‘soft pressed’ this time, I haven’t used this one before, but it’s nice, & the colour is really soft white – delish!) it just means it’s going to take me at least another day before I will be ready to start again in my journal…….VERY annoying……….SO – I have about 10 faces that I did while I was away & I am going to bare my soul by showing you the GOOD, the bAd & the just plain Ugly…….(with a Kapital UH!)…….but, I still think worth the process….I don’t want my blog to be a place of perfect art – it’s just my art & hopefully my regular readers will be supportive, knowing that I am being very brave doing this.
I realize my Elven girl has an off centred nose, which made her lips all queer; AND she has a kinda hunching Quasimodo looks about her – come to think of it, her hands could be his as well!
I am actually pretty happy with my ‘skating girl’, but in person, her left eye bled & I have botched the repair job. I am sure someone with more watercolour experience would have known what to do. I used rock salt to get the effect on her dress. Oh, & maybe her sash is a little skewiff to her bust line……
The journalling on around the window on my page from last night says…….’my art is SACRED, not because it is so fabulous, but because it is a part of my soul gaining outward expression, then shared with the world.’ Be kind to me – I am ‘drawingly challenged’ LOL!