Jan 8, 2010
When I first got ill, I decided to start a journal. Needless to say, I wrote it for 3 days and then gave it up, story of my life really. ANYWAY........... the other day I dug out the book, and disassembled all the pages, so that I could paint them.
This was largely inspired by Teesha Moore, who does this really random thing with collage, she makes a book, paints it all and then sticks stuff in it, I think she calls it Zettiology, or something like that........ Obviously there's, MUCH more to her art, and I suggest you check out her wonderful blog here.
Love a bit of scribble.
There followed a messy few days when I painted, sprayed and coloured all me pages, both sides, which led to much splodginess and running of colour, and many beautiful colour schemes previously unknown to ...well...me.
Having re-assembled the book, I then approached it in a kind of Pennified Teesha Moore-ish way - what I love about her work is the way she doesn't think about it too much - I always seem to study my bits of art to the Nth degree, and it ends up being either A) contrived, or B) something I'm completely sick of looking at. Her approach certainly seems to be more fun, so I though I'd give it a go. I put this together in about 20 mins with absolutely no preconceived ideas about it, and none of that 'shall I do this or that? put this here/there/somewhere' faffing lark.
And it was a lot of fun. I may write stuff in it later. Or maybe not. Can't thank you enough Teesha xxx
Been meaning to use this for ages
ps. As it consisted mainly of what was lying around on my desk, I entered it in this weeks Mixed Media Monday Challenge, which was 'Leftovers'.