Journal challenge: Who are you? If you had one page to show the world who you are what would you put on it?
Art challenge: Use anything except an actual photo of yourself to make a self portrait.
Today is my 36th birthday, so was fitting to take a look at who I am right now and see if I could translate “me” to a page. The pen is transcribing the lyrics to one of my favorite Stone Roses songs, “Your Star Will Shine”, using “ink” from my heart and mind.
I printed the photo of the pen, and drew the black boundary of the “thoughts” in india ink with a paintbrush. I then used watercolors, black and metallic sharpies, and a white pen to draw the images that represent my truest self — including ocean waves, an athame and chalice, a firecracker, and my diary!
The lyrics are printed in a rose-gold gel pen:
“Your star will shine again one day
Through the deep blue velvet skies
Shine for all the world to see
The Universe in your eyes…”
Thanks for stopping by to see my latest Get Messy Art Journal pages! More layouts appear every Thursday!
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Get Messy is an art journal challenge where a gang of crafty vixens are sharing art journal pages we have created to practice our skills and push past our creative limits with hopes to inspire. We share our pages without restraint every week, and once a month we create around a prompt. Go check out these crazy talented ladieswho are creating pages who each have a unique perspective and style. We will be sharing our work around social media so follow the Pinterest board and the Instagram hashtag #getmessyartjournal.
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