Colliding Music & Art

This week, I started working in a new little journal for the Columbia Center for the Arts, “Collective Wisdom: The Artist Sketchbook Project”. Basically, I just fill this little journal with – whatever I want ! – and then send it off to live there! Pretty cool, huh?  I have to fill it by December 1, so I’ve been diligently working on filling this little guy up.

Today, I started with no plan in mind other than I knew I wanted to use some of my brand spankin’ new paint and stencils! To start, I used a paper towel to “dab” some Dylusions Paint in Fresh LimeVibrant Turquoise and London Blue. Along with the paper towel, I also used some brushstrokes here and there for some different texture.

Next, I used Artistcellar’s Arabian Nights: Celestial stencil with DecoArt Media Mister in Carbon Black. What a contrast!

For some extra fun, I brought out the old favorite – the Pearle pen in “ice white” for some extra dot details

and then finished off with some acrylic paint and a paintbrush to brush on the lyrics, “Reaching out to embrace whatever may come.”

That is a snippet of a favorite song of mine, “Lateralus” by Tool. As I create I’m always listening to music, and this one just happened to be playing at the time.

Ta-Da! Super simple art journal spread that is so visually appealing!

I also love that I was able to morphe two of my favorite things together – art and music! Speaking of, I’m currently teaching in Mixed Tape II with Effy Wild and Sarah Trumpp and I would love for you to join us! Class has started but you can still sign up, and since you have forever access there won’t even be a rush to catch up. Sign up here!: http://bit.ly/MixedTape2


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