Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Art For The Soul
Too often I'm caught up with thinking about the commercial value of my art and too seldom do I create art just to satisfy my soul. This week I decided to work in my art journal; something I haven't done since June. Once something is created in my journal it never leaves. It stays there forever as my personal possession so the only person I need to please is me. I had picked up some new journaling techniques from another blog and I couldn't wait to try them out. Sorry I didn't photograph it step by step, I'll try to remember that next time.
There's something about this double page spread that personally satisfies me; and this week I'm the only one I want to satisfy. It involves a lot of paint, stamping and line work; all things I don't use very often in my works for sale. And I love the color combination. There are certain areas where the colors come together and excite me and other areas that I find soothing. I truly believe that certain colors can elevate our moods or increase our awareness. Colors have had a great affect on me ever since I was a little child.
So I hope you'll indulge me while I enjoy this piece of purely selfish art. :-D
Posted by Kristeena Crabb at 1:32 PM