The Artists in Blogland challenge is up and I'm eager to take part. I like being part of such a nurturing community as I continue my art journey.
Headline Prompt: Security: What makes you feel safe and secure? What rattles your sense of security? Where do you go for comfort and refuge?
Color Prompt: Cool colors (blues, greens, violets, etc.)
Quote Prompt: You can't make a place for yourself in the sun if you keep taking refuge under the family tree. - Helen Keller
I've gone with the first and second prompts. Funnily enough I've made a place for myself in the sun by moving to Australia away from my family... :-)
My safe place is the seashore. Not staring out at the sea, but crouched over the tide line looking through shells and sea debris or in rock pools. It comes from my childhood where I have many happy memories of both my mum & dad sharing these moments with me.
Later in life I studied marine biology and it was the shells, the invertebrates & the seaweeds that fascinated me. I still live by the sea, 5 minutes walk away, so my safe place is never far.
1. Gesso the page.
2. Draw shell like swirls in Neocolour II crayons then blend them with water.
3. Splatter Ariondacks ink (denim & espresso) over.
4. Draw shell shapes, colour with Neocolour II, cut out and gel medium to the page.
5. Draw the little girl then paint with acrylics.
6. Write my memory and highlight with orange gel pen.
7. Orange & black paint splatters.
I like the movement in the writing.
I don't like... nothing! :-)
I hope your safe place is always near too.