Wednesday, December 15, 2010

My Winter Song

I began this journal spread as before; I had previously applied paint left over from my previous day's journaling.

 I didn't know what I was going to journal about, so I took black artist acrylic and drew in some random shapes and the shapes of faces that I could see.

I still wasn't sure where I was headed, so I began to add color to the pages, first adding a medium purple. . .

And then a medium shade of ultramarine blue.

I continued by adding some fuschia as highlights to some of the shapes, and I made some additional shapes and lines for added interest.

I decided to add yellow to the pages to warm the cool colors and add additional highlights.

As I worked with the spread, it began to take on a life of it's own.  A shape on the left seemed like a door and the small rectangles reminded me of windows.  The crescent shapes reminded me of cobblestone.  I added more black lines to both pages to help tie them together and to add some shading to the flat shapes.

As I continued working with the spread, the building began to take on some character and I saw a fushcia path leading to a mountain.  It put me in mind of a cold, winter version of VanGogh's "The Cafe Terrace on the Place du Forum, Arles, at Night". 

I added more shadows with black artist acrylic and I added the moon and more hightlights with white artist acrylic to complete the spread.

This will be my last post until after Christmas.  I hope that all of you have a wonderful time and remain safe and warm wherever you are.  I also hope that your holiday season is complete with all the things you love and hold dear to your heart, and that whether you're baking cookies, wrapping packages or making memories, you'll find yourself in the spirit of "Happing Creating!".  That is my winter song for you.  Blessings to you all and I'll see you back here for more journaling inspiration on Monday, December 27th.


  1. I have really enjoyed your step by step of incredible.

  2. Angelia; You have so inspired me. I LOVE this spread very much - I have posted something that was inspired by your pages, though not nearly as awesome as yours!
    Hugs and blessings and a very MERRY CHRISTMAS to you dear friend.

  3. how lovely to find your blog!
    i love your intuitive/beautiful process
    you share here. i'm sure i will enjoy


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