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Catching up on the past two days of art

Well, I’ve been really enjoying this first week of my Reflections art journaling course and, since I separated my beautiful (and huge) journal into 14 pages, I’m meant to paint a page per day for this two week course.
All things being equal.

Of course, all things are not always equal and so days and pages naturally overlap, but I thought you might like to see these past two days.

This next assignment was to gather images and make a collaged timeline of my life.

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So I gathered the images, followed the instructions tried to follow the instructions, but the template Jeanne offered wasn’t working for me. And that’s alright, because this course is meant to help me express my way, not Jeanne’s way. I love that.

So soon the template turned into some lovely finger painting and blending…

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Then I began collaging my images.
Represented are: Prague my home town, Northmoor in Oxfordshire and Vancouver BC where I live, there’s my sense of wonder, of fun, and my wish for learning, my photography, images form artists I admire, poetry, the music I paint on…and it just went on and on.

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Deeply personal and beautiful to me. I can’t stop studying it.

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It was supposed to be a timeline but it turned into an all-about-me-while-having-no-chronological-order-whatsoever line. It’s all good.

Most gratifying to have it in my journal.

Then I listened to a couple of audio files and painted these two pages.

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The one on the left is a dry mediums study (Charcoal and graphite) and the one on the right is a wet mediums study (inks and acrylics).

Same subject, two different techniques. I’m loving this course guys.

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And I’m really excited because I’m finishing my painting for tomorrow’s DC: reef. Can’t wait to see everyone’s contributions šŸ˜€

Comments: 7

  • January 22, 2016

    So creative and beautiful!

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  • January 23, 2016

    This is really lovely; thanks for sharing!

  • January 23, 2016

    I like that your timeline didn’t follow a linear model. Time isn’t really linear for the significant moments of our lives, I think, because they are always with us, often as fresh today as they were when they first happened (whether good experiences or bad).

  • January 23, 2016

    That looks like such a fun and fulfilling project.

  • January 25, 2016

    such fun … i have been collecting ‘stuff’ for a while but have yet to actually think about what i want to do with it … when i painted it was so hard to make that first brush stroke …

  • February 7, 2016

    I’m loving this course too Veronica … you have so much talent! I would love to do things like this, but I wouldn’t know where to start! Thank you

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