Sunday, December 19, 2010

Inspired by Angelia

The above picture is the beginning... it all started here... (I have posted the finished pages at the bottom of this post).

Last week Angelia from Angelia's Art Journal has been doing some amazing art journal spreads with acrylic paint. I have loved seeing the progression of her pages from small blobs of paint to actual faces, birds etc. Her lovely pages have inspired me to try this (for me, very scary) technique. I unfortunately have not experimented with, hmmmm... what's the right word to describe this... is it abstract??? I'm not sure! Finding your painting in through the colors on the page, allowing the images to find you actually is something very new for me. As you can probably tell from my art work I am not experimental, or very abstract... usually what you see is what it actually is, there's no guess work involved in my work! LOL.
I really need to try not to be so regimented as I can feel that creative spirit inside of me wanting to burst free of it's confines that I have placed around it. This is where the lovely Angelia comes in. She is such a wonderful inspiration to me, I can't get enough of her vibrant colors and free spirit that just flows out of her and onto paper or canvas. I just discovered that she is a painter! I can't believe I did not know this before! This is one of her awesome journal spreads - isn't this fabulous???

And this is another amazing spread - look at this detail!

From Angelia's inspiration I was able to work out an image from a few blobs of colored paint and this is the outcome... (surprise, surprise... can you see the tree?)

I must say that at first I wasn't liking what was coming up... I did not like the colors, the way they were blending, I wasn't very imaginative in pulling out the images but in the end I felt it was very liberating to make such a mess and then to be able to clean it up! LOL! I think I will do some more of these spreads, especially after seeing what Angelia has accomplished!

Thank you so much Angelia for all your inspiration!

Hugs and blessings to you all! I hope and pray you are all enjoying Christmas!
Happy Creating everyone!



lilasvb said...

art journaling is so surprising

Healing Woman said...

I'm so glad you showed the technique that Angelia uses for her journal spreads. I checked out her blog and see that she uses somewhat of a psychological approach to her painting. It is fascinating. I also love the way in which you used this idea to create your two page spread. It's a new way of thinking about art and a good one to try.

Diane said...

Oh my goodness, this is gorgeous!!! This is much like Mystele's pulled art--it's so fun to see what every artist "pulls" out of their colored surface--it's ALWAYS something different!

Anonymous said...

These are really great. Your work and hers. the colours, and textures.

Terri Kahrs said...

This post is cock full of inspiration, Kelly! Thanks for your blog visit, and good luck in my drawing. Happy Holidays! Hugs, Terri

Emakesart said...

Ooh, I love this! You're spread is beautiful!! I want to go check out her blog now. Thanks.


An'Angelia Thompson said...

Hi, Kelly! I'm very touched that you have found such great inspiration in my posts and honored that you've chosen to share my work with your wonderful followers. Your spread is beautiful! Were you having a "running dialogue" with yourself as you created it? Does the image of the tree have significant meaning to you? Just wondering. I salute your bravery in "stepping outside the box". It's always a risk for us when we leave our comfort zone - and look, YOU did it MARVELOUSLY!!! Big hugs to you, sister :o)

Msartist said...

Hi Kelly, Lovely pages! I am loving all your posts I was here catching up on reading them today! I hope this finds you well & wishing you Happy Holidays & New Year! ~Theresa

Janine said...

Wonderful! I am happy to have found your blog and now Angelina's blog!

Anonymous said...

Oh what a fun post this was Kelly! I love seeing how you work out the ART parts in your head as you go along! this is magnificent journaling...the colours are so alive and rich and well blended...and yes! I do I do really really see a tree!

well done...isn't it liberating to be set free as an artist and just have fun and experiment!? keep up the great work!

can't wait to see more of this side of you!

ciao bella
and thanks for stopping in to see me too!

Creative Carmelina

Donna said...

Wow Kelly! She really is amazing! I just admire the work of painters...especially since that's one of the things I can't do. :o) Thanks for sharing her lovely work!

Donna @ Comin' Home