Saturday, May 23, 2015

Week 21 - Circles

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 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 that it looked like this.

So far so 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 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


  1. Melody, quit'cher'bitchin' woman. This page is absolutely beautiful. I love, love, LOVE the drips, the white, the black, the bright pops of turquoise on the pink. Everything. Tell that mean ole inner critic to shut the heck up. We don't have to be IN LOVE with every single page. Your inner meanie isn't talking to me at all. I smacked her and told her to get-back-jack. You made and make beautiful art. INCLUDING THIS ONE. xoxox

    1. LMFFAO!!!!!!!! Thank you Betty...I had a bit of a pity party last night after I did my blog post, then realized it was probably my hateful inner critic and told her I was done listening to her...still not sure I like it, but I don't hate it this morning, so that's good sign! lol Thanks for the loving words of encouragement! xoxoxo

  2. It's a really nice piece and I love the drips. Really loved the colors you used on the background.

    1. Thank you Lynn! I'm warming up to it was a tough one for me for some reason! I'm glad it's over, lol