Tuesday, February 8, 2011

More from the heart journal

Been down with the flu for over a week. Well, I'm not sure it was the flu, but something sure made me cough for what felt like 24/7 and made it impossible for me to sleep. I sat up on my couch for four or five nights in a row and ended up feeling like some kind of zombie. Today I started work again. I feel allright, but the coughing is still there, be it much less than last week.

Anyway, all that zombieness did not make for any art whatsoever, but fortunately I still have a few spreads from the heart journal that I hadn't shown yet, so here they come:

The first is a neocolor drawing that afterwards I wetted with water. It's one of what I like to call my 'nonsense drawings'. They are just about making shapes and coloring them in. The title of this page is therefore "There is no deeper meaning" ;-)

The next spread is a mixed media collage with acrylic paint and is all about the rules that I set for myself about what I am and am not allowed to do. I am so damned strict with myself sometimes that I created a two page permission slip to do all the things that I secretly think are wasteful, but that in effect are good for the soul. Yes, taking naps is included ;-) Sorry about the glare in the photograph, I was too lazy to take a better one!

In the next spread another use of my hands (I have used photocopies of my hands in another spread I showed in a previous post). For some reason I like tracing my hands and coloring them in. The drawing and coloring was done with neocolor and the pictures are from collage sheets I bought many years ago when I was still into making greeting cards.

Hope to get some new work going soon since I will be spending time in te studio for the first time in about ten days tonight. Yay!