Today, I thought to whip that puppy out and do my favorite art making thang....
which is to locate "found images" within the background. Do you see what I see?
I begin with penciling in the shapes - my favorite being the Stabilo Black or White and Derwent Inktense water soluble pencils.
Soon, water soluble oil pastels or more acrylic paints are added and voila . . .
figures I could never have planned pop out!
Here's another one done today in my smaller art journal.
It's always such a surprise to find what's lurking in the backgrounds. Fantastical, otherworldly creatures appear.
Don't you think this must be good for the brain? Surely it's creating a new neural pathway or two.
I think it's teaching me to find new ways of looking at things, a new way of seeing.