So this week, I decided to combine the two, or at least try! (Yesterday, after subbing in a sixth grade class, I needed something quiet and soothing!) I traced my hand in the journal, and immediately thought, "That's a lot to tangle!!!" So I drew a stacked string behind it. The bands were wide, so I picked up my gold Shadow Gelly Rolls. Filling them in, I made some mistakes, but just kept going. This hardly thrilled me!! The empty hand puzzled me. I had thought I would leave the negative space, but the dots from the Rhodia paper just didn't work. The journal52 theme for this page was "Release". I hesitated, but put down some blue acrylic for a sky. Clouds, then some shading, highlights and my reminder to "Let go".
(5.5 x 8 in. /14 x 21 cm)I like how it finally came together.
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