Thursday Challenge August 22 - "art 4" :)
Posted 22 August 2013 - 06:07 AM
But, other senses evoke strong memories, too. A soft, fuzzy sweater can bring you right back into the soft blankets you wrapped your babies in and into that time… Or the sounds of birds chirping can pull you into a much loved outdoor experience or trip memory. For me, if I see a beautiful rose I feel myself a little girl in my Grandpa's wonderful rose garden watching as he cuts me a bouquet for my teacher. All of these memories are brought on by the strong link of one of our five senses.
So to start, pick a sense - sight, hearing, sound, touch or smell. Close your eyes… FEEL that sense in you and see what it brings it up… Absorb the sense - does it trigger a memory? What memory is associated with that sense - what comes to you?
Now you can start your page. Remember, in Art Journaling we don't use photos, but rather meaningful symbols, words, and objects. Last week we focused on "stream of consciousness" journaling and used it in our background. This week, let's think of a sense memory. Start with your background. What type of scene are you setting? Place pieces of paper - blend, crop or stack them on on your page. You can paint or stamp some color on or even scribble some lines or draw something.. Whatever you FEEL in you.
Next think of special symbols or words that would help you express your memory. Scatter them around - plop them on the page and then come back and play with them. Add more, maybe blend some? Remember the #1 Art Journaling rule - "It's all about YOU and NOTHING is "wrong". You can add journaling, hide it or even make it part of your background.
Have fun creating a page about your sense memory. Please post your completed layout in the General Message Board Challenge Gallery. I can't wait to see what you feel and create!
Here's my layout - Salt Air
And THANK YOU, Jode! For creating another wonderful layout example for this challenge - Senses
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I know, I know - sounds easier then it is, but truly I have moments of wanting to pull my hair out but if I just keep going, suddenly the page starts to come together. And, remember, "Anything goes" and nothing is "wrong".
Posted 23 August 2013 - 01:27 AM
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