Saturday, September 12, 2009

Journal of Dreams

Last month I posted about my latest collaborative art journal project, Journal of Dreams.  The other day I received Daisy's precious book and have been working on it almost non-stop.
Although still heavily influenced by Lynne Perella's work, I realize how much I'm making her collage style my own, and each piece I do seems more authentic.  How's this for bumper sticker philosophy:  "Be Yourself.  No One Else Is More Qualified For The Job."
Anyway, here is the page I did for Daisy:
I began with watercolor paper, gessoed it, added some texture (too much, as it turned out....have to revise my way of doing that....too lumpy), and lots of color with the water soluble oil pastels.  The cityscape was made from some free clipart I downloaded, but mostly random bits of leftover paper from other projects. 
In this journal we decided to do one page, so the reverse side could be whatever we wanted.  Again, gesso, texture, color, images,  and a few words from me!

8 comments:

Tamara Putvin said...

Eileen. Your collage Journals are so beautiful.. I love that you share what you learn in your classes with us too.. I hope you have a wonderful weekend. TFS!!

Wanda said...

Your Art is just BEAUTIFUL!!! I love your style and talent!

Diann said...

What beautiful works of ART! I've said this many times, but it is just a pleasure to visit here! Diann

Angie Hall Haviland said...

FABULOUS pages, Eileen!!! Love these!!

Penny Duncan Creations said...

Oh pretty pretty Eileen!!!!! Love all the colors!!!!

Chrystal S said...

Just beautiful! I really like this style. Your artwork is fabulous!

Dorothy said...

this is wonderful Eileen!!!
Dorothy

Ann said...

Eileen..just beautiful! you are so talented and I really appreciate that you share how you create these wonderful art pieces. Thanks!