How does one miss a whole year of blogging? Rather than go into it, I'll just say that I'm glad to see the end of 2011, and move on.
Before life became too stressful, I started a new art journal last January. My intention was to celebrate 52 weeks of being 52 by completing at least one art journal page a week. I made it as far as the cover (don't laugh; did I mention it was a stressful year?).
(Papers and overlays from the CreateWings/Catherine Designs collab Create23; face brush from Maya's Weird is wonderful; bike from LaurieAnnDesigns Country Chic; alpha stamps from Kathy Moore; stapled strings from Sausan; and stamp from Mars. The font is Affliction.)
I still like the cover, so I'm keeping it, and trying again. I've enrolled in Tangie Baxter's year-long Art Journey Caravan workshop at Scrapbookgraphics, and I've bought all kinds of new supplies. So far, Week One was a good one. I finished not one, but two pages for my book.
This one was inspired by the art at the end of the new Sherlock Holmes movie. I loved the movie, but from a visual perspective, the most exciting part was the end credits. I especially loved the technique they used of turning ink drawings into live footage.
Check it out.
Here's my page.
(Background paper from Rosey Posey's Discovery Heart; heart jewel, exit and paintbrush from Holliewood Studio's Thing Finder; card from Tangie's Art Journey 11; butterfly image from Rosey Posey's Buttefly Escapades; splash from Rosey Posey's Fragments Antiqued; and gesso from Tangie's Arsenic and Old Lace. The font is Dirty Ego.)
The idea of being both the canvas and the creator came from a comment by digital artist Angi Sullins in one of the videos she has posted on her site, . The idea fascinates me, because I can definitely see how art changes the way I look at myself and the world.
This isn't the first page that I've done where I've been influenced by movies and their graphics. More than once, I've turned to husband Barry in the middle of a movie to say, "Remind me to look up that font when we get home." How about you? Do you ever catch yourself analyzing a graphic effect rather than keeping your mind on the plot? What movies have captured your attention? Link us up.