Eclecticism came calling and left this. Again, the more disparate, the better. Or at least thats my most recent predilection. Most of these pages that feature words are made with scraps left over in piles after completion of another collage. I give very little thought to composition and that may be obvious but then, they're basically a form of centering myself.
The crayon resist is nudging me lately. So are these compositions that have a little of everything so they're showing up more often in my art journal. Photo is from Charlie Beckwith's collection but shows my mother in an honor society photo. Collage: marker, crayon, watercolor, papers, photo.
Triangles appeal to me this month so they ended up as a page in my journal/sketchbook. The Red Poet is a fellow I met at an art reception and he seemed to need a flag. Collage: papers, acrylic, tissue, text and marker. On the back of this I wrote a message for the journal part:
For a journal exchange. The theme for this one is "call and response". Papers, color pencil, acrylic, marker, watercolor and crayon. Words provided were "the secret of art" and I responded with, "is doing". But after spending a bit of time thinking about it, the whole thing should read, " the secret of art is doing art". And there you have it, those of you who are seeking that particular secret!
My journal work is creeping slowly into my art work. This page works in the margins and saves the interior for text. I've since painted over the some of the hatching, it was too tight and didn't fit in the over-all composition.