Art is one of my very forgettable lessons when at school.
I had no idea of how to produce anything like my art teacher was expecting.
and had a thoroughly horrible year with that subject at High School.
This journal spread was made with the current theme at
with Bleubeard and Elizabeths popular theme of ''Back to School'' in mind.
Back then I perhaps would have been happy to produce something like this page on the left.
Plenty colour with freedom to play and create.
Using crayons and a wet tissue,
with a word stencil.
Go with the flow and see what happens.
You can see the mess, but it is my mess
and I had something in mind about how it would eventually look.
At school we had to sit in orderly rows with a blank sheet of paper and were not encouraged to add paint until the art teacher was satisfied with the drawn outline.
Needless to say hardly any paint got as far as my paper.
Now I am happy when a background turns out like this one.
Using a quantity and variety of thick Pebeo paints.
It may take a couple of days to dry, but it leaves an acceptable textured look..
I have yet to use this base in a conventional crafty way.
The photo of it, was used for my hybrid journal page.
Digital additions were added to both pages for my journal spread.
These days my concept and enjoyment of Art is totally different from my school days.
Like this quote... by Degas.
Art is not what you see,
but what you make others see.
My teacher certainly isn't standing over me these days to shout...' Mess' and 'could do better.'
this leads to the second quote...
With imagination comes knowledge.
Thank you for stopping by to see me today,
you are very welcome here.
Digital additions from
Mischief Circus kits.