So many things have happened over the last year. I have been blogging over at kkmixedmedia.blogspot.com.au and kkjournaljounrey.blogspot.com.au and neglecting Prettye Junque. The Kreative Koncepts shop has closed and with it goes my Design Team duties. I will continue teaching Journal Journey, and once the mixed media blog has been closed down I will re-publish all of my content here.
I am still working my way through Lifebook 2014, in chunks mostly. I signed up in March or April 2014, so technically my year isn’t done yet. This is a batch of pages I scanned yesterday. I have put the teacher’s name next to my finished page.
The first time I tried one of Marieke Blokland’s Cotton Candy Diva’s, it didn’t turn out very well. This lady came out much closer to the inspiration piece, although I couldn’t make the ears look right, so left them off. The background is very layered, and I should have been a bit more light handed with the acrylic paint so more of the lower layers could peek through.
I am trying to stick to my original plan when I signed up for Life Book 2014, and that was to follow each lesson as closely as I could. To really step outside my comfort zone and try new things. Life Book 2014 has over 20 teachers, which attracted me because I would be exposed to a multitude of new artists with different approaches, styles, techniques and inspirations. So far, I am have had some mixed reactions to the lessons. Some I love and will definitely re-create in my non-Life Book art journals in a different fashion. Others I am still trying to get my head around, or just not feeling ‘it’.
Using this grey as a whole background was scary. I gave a nod to current trends in home decor and paired the grey with hits of yellow and teal. It still felt very… grey, so I made the words large and bold to try and bring a bit of ooomph to the page.