Beam Me Up Scottie
In the world of Star Trek, if you're not happy with the situation, you can just pat you're communicator button and say "Beam Me Up". That's one of the many reasons I love Star Trek!
This is a little journal page done with acrylic, ink, oil pastel and paint pen for the Illustration Friday word "Space".
My head is happily full of ideas for the gallery show I'm getting ready for. This is a linocut, printed over tissue paper which I painted with acryic ink and then cut out. It is a terribly fiddley process, so put on some calming music and sip some tea if you decide to fool around with wet tissue paper!
I love thinking about all the things I can do with linocut, but the logistics of whether these pieces should go in my Etsy shop or whether I should leave them out in case, heaven forbid, they sell : O, was something my happy right brain couldn't figure out. My left brain finally stepped in with some reason about what should be in my shop. I removed the work that I didn't want to sell and I actually have three different prints with orange castles so I can safely part with some. This one is called "Celebration". Just in time for Canada Day or Independance Day, if you live in the U.S.!
The Illustration Friday word this week reminded me of this journal page. I'd love to know what secrets she is hearing. I decided to make a print of this for my shop. If you like it you can have a look over there: ) The paper in this journal was way too thin for all the paint, marker and pen I slopped on and the original is very fragile so I'm glad I was able to make a nice print of it!
Some people, who will remain namless, have said that they like my art journal pages better than my paintings done on canvas or board. Humf! I think what they are seeing is the looseness and freedom that comes from not having any worries about what you are putting down. My journal pages are also done over a longer period of time. I'll scrape on a coat of paint one day, use up some printers ink with a linocut another day and then doodle with pens a month later. SOME people suggested that I cut up my journals and sell the pages. Insert horrified look here. I have come up with the perfect solution. I've found that they now sell some very wonderful 100% cotton rag, acid free heavy weight paper for inkjet printers. So, together with my very expensive Vivera Ink which is supposed to last without fading for eons, I can make my very own prints of my journal pages. Yeah!
Check them out in my shop!
Here's a journal page for this weeks Illustration Friday word, "Hurry!". I'm not sure what scared this little girl, but she's hurrying as fast as she can! This is a word I can relate to lately. I'm working on getting linocut prints made for a gallery show this fall. I've gotten some lovely prints made of some of my journal pages for the Etsy store (more about that soon!) and working on several original mixed media pieces. Busy, busy busy. But I Love it!
© Laurel Martin 2010