Friday, 14 January 2011

lose yourself..imagination is the key to creativity





the page before colour has been added

Another of my experimental pages for Milliande. I found drawing this page totally new and such a fascinating process. We had to just draw lines on a page using ink in an aqua brush and just let the pen do the drawing not trying to design anything. We then had to look at the page and "find" things in it to draw. I looked at my lines and immediately saw a "picasso type face" and wanted to draw eyes everywhere on the page! I have used promarkers to colour in all the spaces. I am quite happy with the way this page has turned out as I have never done anything like this before and really enjoyed where my imagination took me on the page!
I was very proud this morning as my 11yr old received a special award and medal at school for being a good school citizen. Two children were nominated out of each class and I was so glad that my son was nominated as being very helpful and a model school citizen.

12 comments:

Janet Ghio said...

Your page turned out great. I didn't do this prompt, but have done this type exercise before-I think it is lots of fun to see what evolves!

Joanna said...

This looks fun! Super page, love the vibrant colours and sentiments.

Well done to your son for being such a positive addition to his school - you have every reason to be proud.

x

Donna said...

I LOVE this before and after! What a fun way to encourage your creativity--though I don't think you need much help in that arena. Ha! It's amazing how the color made the art so beautiful!

How wonderful that your son was nominated for the good citizen award. I know you must be proud. What a special moment!

xo
Donna

Sheilagh said...

I love this, it is what I need to to, let my imagination loose,I always give up too soon:)

Well done your son, you must be bursting with pride.

Lottie said...

What wonderful news about your son - isn't just the most exquisite feeling when you get genuine praise about your children - it really makes you have a wonderful inner glow knowing that you are doing all the right things with them, and bringing them up to be decent citizens. Congratulations.

Oh - and my oh my - love the freeflowing journal page - a really exciting project. So free-ing

Terry said...

Lorraine, this is just so cool! I can see why you are pleased with the finished product! Congratulations to your son! My son got in trouble, but was really good at it!

NuminosityBeads said...

Yes, this is quite a bit different from the other pieces that I've seen of yours. Kind of exciting isn't it to see what comes out of a different technique!

xoxo Kim

Sam said...

Your page is great, so hard to believe it came from just dooling lines..it looks like you intended for it to look like that, iykwim! Love the Picaso style face. Well done to your son for his award, you must be a very proud mummy! x

dosfishes said...

What a great interpretation, it's so graphic and bold, love it. xox Corrine

Trudy Callan said...

This page is very interesting, vivid colors.

Congratulations to your son. You must be very proud.

Beverley Baird said...

Love your artwork! Great description of your process!

ShabbyChicShaz said...

Fabulous page, love the way it makes your eyes move around the paper :)