This week’s Monday Mojo email features the second part of the prima doll canvas, so for my 2014 contribution, I thought it fitting to show you a part two as well. Last week I showed you a video of me creating the background to this page (click here to go to that post).
My video camera ran out of space before I finished, but I have edited what I can into another little video for you (just over 4 minutes). It shows me creating the border from torn up gelli prints and the start of me painting the face.
Once again the music is by ODi who you can find at www.odimusic.co.uk or check out their album, Maslow’s Songbook, on iTunes. They very kindly agreed to let me use their music on my videos, so if they find there way here to check it out, then a big thanks guys!
The lady is painted onto standard photocopy paper (80gsm) with acrylic paints. Her dress is a gelli print and after glueing down, I went round the edges with various pencils and added more colour with crayons and gelatos. The tone has changed from the initial greens after warming things up a bit with some orange. The words are stamped with a brand new (unreleased) alphabet stamp set which will be on the website in a couple of weeks.
This is typical of the sort of thing I will do in my journal – I start with a background, some collage and maybe some images or words from a magazine if I don’t want to paint something myself. This stage is all about playing and is purely intuitive with no specific idea of what the page will be about. Somewhere along the way, an image may spark an idea and I use that as a writing prompt.
Here’s the finished page with some snippets of wisdom from Desiderata.