Friday, July 18, 2008

Journalling......

Now for something different !!!! After visiting Keron's blog I have decided to have a go at a journal challenge being hosted by Sarah Whitmire. I am a bit of a late starter but figure I will get caught up to everyone else over the weekend. This is my first two pages (prompt 1 & 2). Visit Sarahs blog to see what the challenge requires if you like, looks like fun ! Join in.... like me you've got the weekend to catch up! Part of the second prompt was to colour your front page.... showing that you "own" the book. What fun! I really felt like I was back at school, scribbling in my folder - name on everything! Doodling here and there...
Very different to what I usually do, but really enjoying the challenge of letting go a little bit (I think I'm a bit of a control freak).

Another "challenge" for me at the moment is painting faces.... Misty Mawn style. I'm afraid I have not been practicing enough, mainly because I am not happy with my results. Rather than keep trying I have been procrastinating again and hiding away my attempts. Well here is the last attempt (obviously a work in progress). Mmmmm I dont know what I am doing wrong, but maybe trying to get things too lifelike (which I obviously cant do). I dont know what is going on with the eyes on this one either, she definately has a very oriental look which was unintentional and I am not sure that I like it. Maybe another paint over job.... it will be layer upon layer upon layer by the time I'm finished.
My intention is to overlay some collage papers/napkins along the bottom (thus the arm sitting in midair). I will keep playing around....

Stay tuned for more of the journal and visit Sarah's blog if you want to see what other people have done too.

This weekend I intend to challenge myself with the above two projects!

Happy Arting.........

23 comments:

Marilyn Rock said...

Wonderful Jacky!! Your journal pages are terrific. It is a fabulous exercise. My journal consists of two pages Gessoed and have been that way for months! I've just got to get to it :)

Ro Bruhn said...

Your journal pages are great Jacky and I love the way your face painting is progressing.

Keron Lee said...

GOOD ON YOU JACKY - you're the JUMP RIGHT IN kinda girl that always inspires me - I ADORE your Klimt dolls - they are divine! Your face is REALLY quite good (but I know how we pull apart our own work!) & MATT in the OLYMPICS WHOA - you are red hot girl! Congrats!
x Hugs
Keron

karen said...

these links are great and I wish you so much creative success with your journal I have always coveted drawing/painting skills but never been confident that I posess any. I keep telling myself thst when I have time I am going to create a painted/drawn/collaged design sheet. it will probably begin in around 20 years!!

Wayfaring Wanderer said...

You're crazy! She's beautiful.....I happen to like oriental eyes...haha...that's prolly cause I have them!

I will have to check out this journal challenge too. I stopped with mine a while back, and haven't really picked it back up....

Have a happy weekend :o)

Sharon said...

I think you are doing really well with your painting. Just keep at it and thanks for showing us. Your journal challenge sounds fun and I will go and check those links.

The Paris Salon said...

these journal pages are so colorful and fun Jacky - just like you I'm sure ;)
Thank you for your kind words and visit to my blog!
AND a giant CONGRATS on your son's placement on the Olympic team :D
Cheers,
Gaye

belindaschneider said...

love your journal pages jacky! the face painting is coming along just great.

Linda said...

Thank you for such wonderful inspiration Jacky!
I am going out to buy a book tomorrow so I can participate in the journal challenge. Yours is so good...be proud!
Love Linda x

Jo Wholohan said...

WOW your faces are coming along so well!!!!! love this journalling idea, off to check it out :))

Christy said...

love the start to your journal. your doodling is perfect. also, your face painting (although maybe not exactly what you intended) is quite nice. i would love to be able to create what you have right there! keep practicing as I think you are very good at it.

jo said...

I think your face painting looks fantastic Jacky. I got an el cheapo sketch book and spend ages sketching away in it, drawing face after face. It is so much fun and I don't have to worry how they look because they aren't on a finished piece.
Having a go at the art journals, sounds like fun!
Jo

Dot said...

Hi there Jacky

I have really enjoyed this post and catching up with your wonderful art. Love what you have done so far with your journal. You have such beautiful writing and I think you will grow as an artist as you create each page. Am so proud of how your art is evolving.

And Jacky your painting is stunning! I love what you have done (the hand looks wonderful too). I am so impressed by how you paint faces. My talented and very special friend.

Great to see you today by the way. Sorry I wasn't the best company with my tooth ache! You are a very good friend.

Dot xx

cmoh said...

OH Jacky I love how you claimed your journal...the little tree int he lower corner is just perfect! I can't wait to see what else you do.

thanks for your supper kind words on my blog. And yes, that is a printed duct tape. Sarah has sent me some packages with the coolset tapes mine will pail in comparrison to what she has :)

A bird in the hand said...

Happy journalling! It's the one thing I can't sustain for too long :)))

You're spot on about the face--it's too "perfect" so it comes across as lifeless. Don't give up.

suze said...

Your pages are great Jacky! Now I am inspired to get back to my journal....if I can find it. That will be my project for the weekend. Thanks!
suze:)

A bird in the hand said...

The last part of my comment (above) should read: I still have to stop myself from trying to draw "perfectly"; imagine having to practise drawing imperfectly!!!
xoxo

Mary S Hunt said...

The soul journal work is looking fabulous!

LOVE your dolls..grat blog

this is a happy side effect of Sarah's exercise...we get to meet more artist!!!
Thanks for visiting me :-)

KathrynAntyr said...

I so love your page: the colors, layers, and interesting layout. I'm happy you are on this journey. I just joined too and I'm a bit behind. I posted my armor today. Swing by and try it on.

I will definitely look forward to watching your journal, page by page.

Altered Route said...

Glad you jumped right in...your pages look great! I will be checking back....this is fun!
Connie

Jen Crossley said...

Jacky the Journel pages look awesome
Jen

Jo Horswill said...

Fantastic Jacky...
Love your 'start' in journalling...very inspiring indeed.
Will look forward to seeing your progress with this journal.

zorana said...

So nice to see you giving some of the control and allowing yourself to play in the journal. It looks great. And I can't wait to see what you do with the painting. It looks good so far. I am amazed by the hand. That's so difficult to paint. xo