Featured Artist: Karen Grunberg
Challenge word: FREE
This is my entry for day nine of the Big Idea Festival scrapbook challenge. Karen is providing her readers a free online self pace class called Embrace Imperfection. Check out the details by going to her blog or click on this link. http://www.bigpictureclasses.com/imperfection.php. Thanks Karen, for your generosity!
|Day 9: Free (digital page created using Photoshop CS3)|
This is a page from my moleskin art journal. To see more pages from this journal with the theme "FLY" check out my Flickr account at http://www.flickr.com/photos/sgranthon88/5958630453/in/set-72157627182590872 .
The book was printed as a travel journal of the city of Boston. I received it free from a friend and decided to recycle it and make it into my pocket size art journal (easy to carry in my purse). The pages are very thin so I first had to glue several pages together so it could support the acrylic paint and images I planned to glue on. I also experimented in making tabs that overhang off the page attached with decorative brads. I drew in the flower after I stamped the hummingbird image... the poor thing looked so lonesome without some sweet nectar nearby.
To me the word FREE reminds me of the empowerment I feel when I am able to create art, art that frees my soul to fly like our winged friends but more importantly fly in a metaphoric fashion to free myself of stress and the world of nonsense that I sometimes find myself consumed with. Nonsense to me is the world of negativity the world of materialism and consumerism. All I need is a small little book to carry my big uncaged ideas and wishes.