Friday, 22 June 2012

GODDESS ....

Was having one of my deep, inner moments when I made this - I do sometimes, but probably not very often!  Himself would say that I don't sit still long enough, which may in fact be true.  Anyway, I had a pretty good idea what I wanted to do with this page, so could make the background to fit, so to speak, as you can see below.  It is of course done with my trusty and much beloved Caran d'ache crayons - still my favourite medium.
I'd worked out that I wanted to do a triptych using these Invoke Arts shrine stamps, so the centre was made the right size for these.  I added some random faces - well sort of representing the Goddess I suppose, although to my mind pretty much any serene female face would work.  Had some fun colouring the shrines too, and added a pair of gold wings, also done with stamps. Then I used my crayons again to add a sort of orange "glow" around the shrines.
Promarkers worked well to make a deeper blue panel for the words - this is real mixed media stuff so anything goes, and mediums like promarkers and white pen work great on the crayon background, providing the latter isn't laid on too thick. 
It almost seemed finished at this point, but perhaps ... well a little bit bare?  Inevitably I had to fiddle about with a bit, OK a lot, more doodling.  Did I mention that that's my favourite part?
I'm actually really pleased with this - in that I succeeded in putting down what was in my heart - which is not always the case.  This week I've torn out one page I was starting to dislike and gessoed over another, but you never get to see those!  I particularly like the way the yellow centre "glows" around the shrine shapes which works even better than I thought it would.

As for the sentiment - keep on remembering that you are a Goddess with a spark of the divine in you.  Easy to forget at times ... but still true. I should know, I'm one myself.

8 comments:

roc said...

love your page rosie!

Irene said...

this is a truely wonderful page. We tend to forget that we are special ourselves. This is a beuatiful reminder.

Deborah said...

love, love, love this page! But then I have the Invoke Arts shrines too.

flutterbycrafter said...

Wonderful page, truly fantastic x

Make art be happy said...

What a beautiful page, love it!

gillyb's crafting blog said...

absolutely lovely stuff - as always - love to see your work.

asking a question - what white pen do you use for lettering and what black pens ??

Jane said...

I love the way you journal, but this page really jumped out at me today - gorgeous!

BEX said...

This page is stunning. It just works beautifully.