Mixed Media Place they are having a challenge that's all about sadness and how that reflects in your artwork. This challenge resonated with me, as I often feel a range of emotions when I create. Lots of people say that they feel just happy when they are creating and I wondered if I was the strange one who feels (not only) happy, but oftentimes other, darker emotions...anger, solitude and yes sadness. Creating art is a form of therapy for me, and I feel better after a session with ink and paint.
I decided to alter this old book that was once a favorite of my 9 year old, but she decided to get rid of it. It's full of really magical drawings and I've had a blast playing with it! My first time altering a book on the inside and I don't know what took me so long!
I was also inspired by the challenge at 13 Arts which included making your own background on a scap page, canvas, art journal etc. For my background I used acrylic paint along with pearl pink and pearl violet Ayeeda Mists by 13 Arts. To add to the texture, I used tons of Ayeeda Powder 3D glass filler. I had so much fun making this background, it was hard to stop! I just kept adding layers until I was afraid I wouldn't be able to see the image any more.
And a close up of the texture....
Thank you for stopping by today!
P.S. Here is the link to the 13 Arts Store.