The journey has begun in earnest......yesterday I received my first book to work in. It is Carla's, and the pages she already did are fabulous! Her chosen colors are burnt umber, yellow ochre, brick, and gray.
I have been in a whimsical mood, art-wise, but also had something serious to say about the whole "muse" concept. Sometimes everything comes together effortlessly and sometimes just getting something on paper....anything....is a struggle. The point I was trying to make......when your muse is hiding from you, make art anyway.
I spent a lot of time on the backgrounds. There's paint, ink, gesso, dry embossing, distressing.... I chose to use some collage images from PID to complete the pages. Showing the artist as a rabbit, and the elusive muse as a small child is my way of reminding myself not to take it all too seriously.
This is a closer view of the first page in the two-page spread I did:
And the second: