I’m just home after having been away for two weeks. Bonnie filled in for me during Week 37 (thanks Bonnie!) and I created Week 38’s page while I was away and working on some other projects. This week? Though there was way less pressure and I had more time, I kept coming up empty.
I tried to get started a couple of times and wasn’t making much of what might be described as progress, no matter what I did or thought about doing. Some of the time I think inertia is the biggest enemy of creativity. I’d done the stuff I needed to the prior week and the page sprang from that work I needed to get done. This week I didn’t really have to accomplish something specific and found myself floundering for ideas.
So I decided pink would be today’s prompt. Yep, just pink. It’s your choice. Make the page background pink as I did. Or make your focal image or element pink. Or make it all pink! Just use pink in some fashion.
I started by using a bottle bottom and some Matte Medium to make circles that would resist the color.
And spritzed it with water. Interesting that the color is really a blend of several, isn’t it?
I ended up adding more water which spread and diluted the color a bit, though the blue is still quite obvious.
You can see the circles where the Matte Medium resisted the color. Along with the pencil is a 2″ x 3″ Clear Acrylic Mount that I decided to use as a template. I wanted to make spaces where I could kind of frame them, though I had no idea what else I wanted to do.
Squint, look closely, and you’ll see the rectangles. Some are arranged horizontally and others vertically.
Usually I would use a S (superfine) Black PITT Pen, but for this page I decided to go with the F – Fine tip instead. Rather than trace around with acrylic with the PITT pen, I just casually outlined the rectangles, in some cases deliberately tracing way outside of the pencil lines.
The center looked a bit bare, so I added an oval and then began to embellish it abdthe rectangles…
With a variety of doodles.
And began to fill in the shapes.
Did some more, then began to run out of ideas…
And ended up here. There’s nothing spectacular to say about this page other than it’s done.
And some of the time, that’s enough!