Sunday, August 24, 2014

How Are Your Feeling?

The prompt for The Documented Life Project this week was draw a face or alter one from a magazine. 

I tried drawing faces about a year ago. I found it to be extremely frustrating. I wasn't having fun and it was irritating the crap out of me. That gave me pause because the point of my art journal is to express myself and enjoy it. It's my time to escape the real world full of rules, problems and pressure.  I gave up drawing faces that day. I have artistic talents but that's not one of them.

I decided when I began this project that I was documenting my life and my art life so I would do my own thing and use the prompts as a guide. When I looked at this post card from my friend, Wee Man, in Scotland I knew I had to use that face.What an interesting face a Rhino has!   

The Feelings checklist (the page of faces) was on my desk.  I found it when I was cleaning a file cabinet a couple of months ago.  I thought it was perfect for this page. Lots of faces and each one of them depicting different feeling. 

The backgrounds are gelli prints.  The tip ins are attached with a combination of clear packing tape and washi tape.  

Link to: The Documented Life Project