Thursday, February 20, 2014

Life Book 2014 - Pop Up Positive

Life Book 2014 Week 7 

Week 7 of Life Book 2014 is with fellow Aussie, Jane Davenport. Using children's pop-up books as her inspiration she set out a lesson that asked us to find three positive qualities about ourselves and create a pop-up page that represented this.

Jane used three separate images within her pop-up, one for each quality.  I only used the one because it embodied what I think my three best qualities are. Ingenuity (problem solving), creativity and fearlessness! The outer page reflects my love of books, vintage ephemera and the strange, marvelous and curious things in this world.  The inner showcases my love for steampunk and old maps.

Life Book 2014 Week 7

Monday, February 10, 2014

Life Book 2014 - Spray Ink Love

Life Book 2014 - Ink Spray Love 

Six weeks of 2014 have already flown by!  I remember thinking how awesome it was that I had 6 whole weeks to do nothing but paint and play and now I have two more weeks and I am back to school!

This week's lesson was with Tamara LaPorte where she showed us how to do a side profile potrait and taught us some new techniques with ink sprays.   My ink play didn't turn out how I wanted it to, but I am happy with the effect that I got.

I loved the portrait style.  I was surprised at how quickly I was able to put my brush down and feel like she was finished.  Although Tamara spent a lot more time to achieve a stronger sense of shadow and highlights, I was content with the very minimal, soft effect that I created after very few brush strokes.  I also love how the speckles of the ink spray have come through to look like freckles!

In her hair is a celebration of our positive qualities. Still not thrilled about my handwriting but happier with this attempt at lettering than the last page.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Life Book 2014 - Sugar Sugar

Life Book 2014 Week 5 

Week 5 of Life Book 2014 is with Marieke Blokland.  Her theme was all things sweet!  Candy, chocolate, cakes and lollipops with the thought being that these represent the sweet things in your life. 

I went in a slightly different direction and used my page to highlight the struggle between making the right dietary choices, and the promise that one day the right choice will also be the easy choice.  I wish I liked my handwriting more!