So, this week over at Artful Journeys, our prompt is "Circles"! Now, generally circles are right up my alley, but for whatever reason, THIS week, I just was NOT feeling it! I tried painting them, drawing them, cutting them out of painted paper and cutting them out of book pages...still, I hated them all. So, finally, a phone call with my dear friend and suggestion from her, I had an idea....so I got busy...again.
I started with some medium magenta and titanium white, and got busy on the first layer of my background, then added some craft acrylic accents in ocean reef blue, turquoise and parakeet. Then grabbed my "bubbles" stencil by Dyan Reavely, and went back over the background with my medium magenta...so that it looked like this.
So far so good...now using my craft acrylics, and an assortment of discarded lids, I started making circles on top of what I had so far, until I got this.
I actually liked it here, but thought it needed more...so I added more.
Not really liking it anymore...I think it's the white...but at this point, I've decided that I just can't take anymore circles and move along.
I added my quote down in the bottom right hand corner..."I've wasted time, I've wasted breath, I think I've thought myself to death." Kind of appropriate considering all the hell I've gone thru since I started trying to do this prompt.
Here are a few close-ups of the page...thanks for coming by and looking!
|The quote is actually part of a song by The Kongos|