Friday, March 16, 2007

My first art journal card

I am swapping these with some of my art friends in Art Techniques. It is a 1-to-1 thing. Each one is an original piece of art with something about us or a some little story on the back of each card. The cards are about 5x7 and I got them from The stamp is a Michael DeMeng stamp from Stamper's Anonymous.

This card is titled, Multiple Personalities. Don't we all have at least a few? There is a part of me that wants to do whatever I want - damn the consequences. Yet, there is another side of me that holds back for the benefit of my children. There is a side of me who wants affirmation and to be well-known; yet, in the back of my head, I sometimes really don't care. There is a part of me that wants to do nothing but art all day long, but the practical side of me goes to work and comes home to take care of my family.

This art card is indulging in a side of me that does not get to come out and play very much lately.

BTW, I really enjoy looking at Michael DeMeng's work. However, there is a side of me now that feels like I don't have to take any more of his workshops. I can enjoy what he does without going to one of his workshops. I don't feel the need to learn the process anymore. I just don't get that much out of workshops anymore (in general). I go now to learn or improve on a skill that I am not very proficient at yet - like metal work or bookbinding. That is a side of me that comes out a lot now. I am confident in my art and in what I do.

If you have never been to one of Michael's workshops, then I recommend one - any one. It is a very fun and entertaining experience. The paint layering part alone is worth it. Quin/nickel azo gold is still one of my favorite colors.


Aileen (Pronounced A-Leen) said...

Belinda, what a awesome card you created the composition of your card is beautifully done! I appreciate your candid revelations about yourself, you've really grown tremendously as an artist. Thanks for sharing your art and soul
Aileen Roberts

Anonymous said...

Belinda...this is very, very cool! I'm usually not into the Day of the Dead image thing, but this one really spoke to me.