Whoohoo, I would never have guessed that the 50% chance of less than an inch of snow here in Atlanta, would lead to over 2 inches of snow with slushy, icy roads and 20 degree weather! It is a mess, southern style. So, what to do on a messy day, I worked on my Journal52. This week's prompt is to: create your own character for your art journal. Your character could be a reflection of yourself or someone you admire or even a completely made-up person.
My journal entry this week is a character of how I feel a lot of the time, like a stacking Russian doll. I have so many different parts of me that work together all at the same time. I am a wife, a mom, a daughter, a sister, an artist, a teacher, an organizer, a cook, a driver, a referee . . . so, this little lady is a character of my daily layers!!
I took a couple pics of the background because I used pan pastels. I don't usually use them because I haven't always had good luck. But it was snowing and I thought, why not! And I actually really liked how they worked . . . I used workable fixative and then used paint and stamps on top. Love the way it turned out!!
The colors were a little bright here, so I mixed together some white paint and acrylic glazing to tone down the colors a little! And then I made my Russian doll and doodled . . . finished!
These were my dolls that were sitting on the cabinet. They were definitely my inspiration and models!