Week 29 of Journal52 is 'fashion.' I used to love fashion and putting outfits together, but lately I think I've lost my 'style.' I don't really know what I like any more. My closet is full of a lot of jeans and t-shirts, which isn't bad; it's just boring sometimes. I'm not sure what I would even buy though because my most common attire is 'paint clothes...' I'm having a bit of a clothing identity crisis. As you might be able to tell by now, this prompt got me thinking a lot deeper than I think it was meant to and kind of put me off. Generally when I'm feeling stuck with a prompt I start with collage. I glued a purse, necklace, ring and dress onto the blank spread. Then I left that for 3 days.
When I came back to it I covered the whole spread with one coat of white gesso. Then I took my favorite art thing at the moment, the Dr. Ph. Martin's watercolors, and splashed them all over the place.
**For anyone that's not familiar, they are liquid watercolors that come in a bottle with a dropper. They have such a vibrant clean pigment. I totally recommend trying them! Maybe I'll do a favorite supply list soon. (BTW I'm totally not affiliated with them but I wish I was, wink wink) **
At this point I had lost all the collage underneath so I added black India ink to bring out the shapes. I like the grungy feel that it ended up with. If pink and blue and purple can be grungy...
PS Yesterday I was in the explore feature of Instagram and found a lot of new amazing artists! If you have an Instagram (or blog) that you'd like to share please put it down in the comments! I love interacting with other creative people! (You can find me @kenziewoodsart.)