Monday, April 02, 2012

More than one way to look at life

I had so much fun this weekend checking out the art that was mad during the Art by Candlelight event. Several people did journal pages, or canvases, and my friend Samara did a bunch of tag art. I adored her outcome from the event and it inspired me to get to doing what I said I would do so long ago... try my hand at art tags. So I set myself to doing at least a few, in my artroom upstairs. I had already started to do backgrounds on some of them; a little something I started doing after watching Dina Wakley's Creative Jumpstart video. So here are the results of pulling out these 'started' art tags, and finishing them up. I found that once I got started, I didn't want to stop!

Afterwards, I was sitting at the computer, really wanting to do more art work. I wanted to do a canvas, or an art journal page, but didn't have materials close by. That is until I realized that I had my art journal travel kit in my work bag next to me. I don't carry a lot in my pencil case...some watercolour pencils, a water brush, a couple of ballpoint pens, some tags, and some inky paper from my art room. I had so much fun with my first collage, that I decided to do a collage page in my art journal. Specifically about how I wasn't about to let my physical condition get the best of me. And I entitled the piece Perspective. I'm trying to love my handwriting, because it's me, really, on paper. But I think it could be improved. At least my lettering seems to be getting better.

And this whole project got me to thinking...maybe I need to put a little more into my travel kit, but not too much. I have some neocolor II watercolour crayons that I can add. What do you all have in your travel kits, if you have one? Let me know it the comments please so that I can add to my kit.

Thanks and have a great week.


Samara said...

LOVE these so much Kiki! Thanks for being an inspiration for me so that I could be it for you. :)

Suzy800 said...

Oh my!!! I LOVE these tags! Every one of them is gorgeous. I love your tiny details you put into them and the color combos. And I'm totally a texture person.....great job!!!