Thursday, June 30, 2011

Summer takes flight



These two pages were a prompt from In the Sun.  The prompt was "Summer take flight".   Here are the two pages I did.  I took some watercolor paintings I made that I did not like the composition of and cut them up and glued them on to these painted pages.  The lettering was done using a paint brush dipped in acrylic inks.

Another really cool blog I just discovered has a My Monthly Mojo feature.  This month she interviews Kelly Kilmer, which I'm sure if you've read my blog you will have heard me talk about her online art class.

In this Monthly Mojo, Sarah talked about using photographs, perhaps ones that you don't necessarily like in your art.  This scrapbooky collage was made using an old photo that I had extras of.  Here's another one in which I put a hand carved stamp on top of the photo.
Where does creativity come from?  Well, I think that when working with collage a lot of it involves just taking elements that you have experimented on and playing with them to find new and inventive ways to combine them.  A lot of my inspiration comes from nature, especially flowers, fruits and trees.  I also enjoy colors and seeing how colors interact with each other.  Seeing other people's artwork inspires me too.

Another fun thing I'm going to do is the 30 Days of Get Your Art On... make art for 30 days straight!

Linked up to Inspiration Avenue

34 comments:

Valerie said...

Love your use of colors on these pages!

Terrie said...

Left you a note on your flickr pic - I think the idea of cutting up a painting that isn't working is genius and turning it into something fun and summery like this totally works!

sjmcdowell said...

Hi Marcia,

I stumbled upon you and glad I did.
Love your colorful and fun journaling!!

You are an inspiration to me to start journaling again. I have only dabbled here and there but I can always hear the journaling bug calling me....hey you...time to journal!!! Lol

I am also happily following you now too!

Hugs,

Susan

Marcia said...

Terrie, I have a stack of artworks that I end up redoing and cutting into to make new art. Thanks Valerie for your comments! Susan, you should definitely start journaling again! It is so much fun. I used to just make collages separately but figured making them in a book format seems more substantial? just a mental thing I guess... If it doesn't work out, I just figure oh well, it's just a journal page!

Netty said...

Beautifully big and bold....love both the pages.

Teddi said...

sweet happy whimsy of watercolor!

Tammie said...

gorgeous summery pieces!

sasa said...

Hi Marcia,

Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts and colourful hearftfelt work with My Mojo Monthly. Great free use paint of paint with the photos. I definitely agree with the reinventing idea and I'm glad to hear you enjoy it too...stay inspired!
Sarah

wednesday said...

What a gorgeous journal page. It's just so lovely, and knowing that it's made of rescued bits from other paints gives it even more meaning.

Gloria said...

Really great use of color. I love your pages. It does look very summery. Happy PPF and enjoy your weekend.

Kristin Dudish said...

This is some seriously beautiful recycling! (I also love how you used copies of your watercolor paintings for your scrapbook pages in your other post :) )

Have a great weekend!

xo
Kristin

Julie said...

This is so light and colorful...I love it! Happy PPF!

Auroran Lauriel said...

I admire your bold colors and lines. I think it takes such courage to paint in a book. I'm intimidated by the permanency of it. Yae for experimentation!

Marlene said...

Fun, colorful journal pages.

Carrie Wachter~Martinez said...

This totally captures the essence of summer! Beautiful!

SHERI C said...

Bold and Beautiful pages. They lift the spirit and delight the eye! HAPPY PPF!

toadinaboat.com said...

Beautiful pages!

BahamaDawn said...

great pages! and lovely butterflies!

Phoenix Peacock said...

These pages are so inviting. I just want to step into them and soak up their warmth

Amber L. said...

I love your butterflies! They are gorgeous. Awesome page :)

Anne said...

I love this! So beautiful!!

Dawn said...

These are really lovely pages I love the bright colours and butterfly's of Summer ;0)

Love Dawn of Journal Journeys xx

Carolyn Phillips said...

Love the colours, and on the links to your other work I love how you've got the watercolours behind the photographs, it works ever so well.

EVA said...

Wonderfully colourful pages! They are a lovely evocation of summer!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

i love the colors you used and the handwriting. such a fun page!

TrishaTrixie said...

Love it very much and I am going to check out the 30 days thing. Loving In the Sun how about you?

lynne said...

Hi
Your Journal pages are so alive and vibrant.
wishes
Lynne
(visiting from My Mojo Monthly)

Electra said...

I love your pages-so colourful!

Tammy said...

Your pages are so full of color, life and whimsy. Very fun to look at.

Ruca said...

Very lively. Great!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I came from Inspiration Avenue and I'm glad I did. I really like these journal pages. Thanks also for sharing how you made them. Your butterflies are truly lovely, as are the flowers.

Kat W said...

Thanks for linking these beautiful pages up to the Inspiration Avenue 'Wings' challenge - fits perfectly with the theme. I love the pretty images and wonderfully painted words. Gorgeous!

I did a similar 30 day challenge called art everyday month that runs every November on www.creativeeveryday.com. I met so many inspirational people; it was great. I also try and interview creative folk once a month in my e-newsletter (if you're interested links are on my blog).

Good to discover your art & blog.

Kat :-)

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

I love your colors, and words, and the overall composition is wonderful! Also, I really like the way you
re-made your painting until it was in a format that worked for you- very innovative!

duaa said...

Lovely, bright colors And butterflies!

Your new follower,

Duaa

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