Art Journal Sharing Thursday

I have a new, fresh off the press, double spread art journal page to share with you on Art Journal Sharing Thursday

The inspiration for this double page spread was a little haphazard. I knew that I wanted to have a figure shown as negative space on a page and I had all these plans to do a collage based page and then I opened my journal.

I’m working in the A5 flier again so it already had the lovely printed pages to work on. I’d coated a few pages with gesso a few weeks ago and this double page just happened to have some extra bits and pieces from previous projects. I had used it to mop up some blue ink and I had pressed a mask covered in tinted clear texture paste into the pages a week or so ago.

So it just seemed ready for a bit more work, I used a mask and a watersoluble graphite pencil to add the figure of a jumping woman. 

The theme sort of appeared as I was making the page, the thoughts in my head were about working. I’m one of those people who just can’t stop working. Even when I’m supposed to be relaxing I’m either worrying or thinking about work which isn’t entirely productive I can tell you! 

There is always the underlying feeling of guilt associated with downtime for me so even though she looks like she is having fun I’m sure she is thinking ‘I Should Be Working’.

Of course you could interpret it the other way around, she could be gleeful that she is playing hooky from work. I’ll leave it up to you to decide which interpretation you prefer!

Thanks for popping in today and please do share any art journal pages you have been playing with this week.

Kim Dellow

Kim Dellow is an artist–designer–film-maker living the creative life in London, UK. She's a freelance creative for the craft industry and others, and she loves to share her art-ventures on her blog.

This Post Has 12 Comments

  1. ♥Gemma♥

    Its fabulous and loving that silhouette with the black around it which just makes it pop from your page!!

    I do like the idea of her been a little naughty and playing hooky from work because she looks happy with that!! She doing the * Happy Dance* Lol
    hugs and xxx

  2. maj.

    This page is simply stunning !!!

  3. cheryl Baker

    Oh gosh this looks amazing hun super hugs cheryl xx

  4. Shirley Davis

    The more you share your pages, the more it emerges that you are an artist, Kim.

    How did you get into science in the first place? Not a rude question – I was a maths-specialist primary schoolteacher and now I favour arts & crafts & writing.

    What did school do to us? Life leads us whither we should go!

  5. Terry

    Kim, I just love your journal pages and the lovely image just stepping off! Love the shadow! Hugs!

  6. Diane

    Stunning art journal page with the fun colors.

    Hugs diane

  7. Mona Pendleton

    Beautiful art journal pages Kim! Love the journaling! 🙂 LOL

  8. misteejay

    Such beautiful pages Kim – I love the colours.

    Toni xx

  9. Anke

    WOW Kim fantastic page.

  10. Meihsia Liu

    Hi, Kim, your art journal pages are so beautiful. I love the gorgeous soft color scheme. The jumping woman image is wonderful! 🙂

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