|Transparent. Charcoal. 2012|
Simplicity in action: 1 piece of paper and 1 charcoal stick
Why this subject? My daughter took a self portrait photograph of herself using her camera, and somehow, with a certain aspect of light shining through the window, she captured really amazing light and shapes. I really like the interesting effects captured in the photo and wanted to replicate the feeling of transparency.
Being transparent: authentic. open. available. real. honest. vulnerable.
Do you ever feel like you don't have enough art supplies? That you are somehow restricted because you havn't yet lashed out to buy the latest colours in acrylic inks/ paint dabbers/ or distressed inks? Don't get me wrong - I'm all for art supplies! But I have so far resisted the urge to buy any of these. They might very well be the bees knees of art journalling supplies... but somehow I'd rather make do, and use what I already have, and be creative with what I do have.
There is an implicit authenticity in choosing 1 medium or style to focus on.
My aim: Develop my skills with what I love. Resist the temptation of art supply envy!